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Associate Director, Oncology, Health Economics Outcomes Research

Who We Are:
EMD Serono is the North American biopharma brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - a leading science and technology company - focused exclusively on specialty care. For more than 40 years, the brand has integrated cutting-edge science, innovative products and industry-leading patient support and access programs. EMD Serono has deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, as well as a robust pipeline of potential therapies in oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology as R&D focus areas.


Your role:
You will be the lead for Oncology indication/asset, reporting to the Senior Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research – Oncology. You'll lead the cross-functional Medical Access Sub-team (MAST), responsible for the development and execution of the HEOR strategic plan, tactical plan, and having full responsibility for HEOR budget execution of the plan. Planning, driving and implementing the interdisciplinary, local health outcomes, health economics and comparative effectiveness evidence generation strategy for US Medical for EMD Serono. Working closely with market access counterparts to support access strategies and plan for the indication/asset. For Director level candidates, you will have demonstrated ability to independently carry the work-load with minimal supervision and to lead cross-functional teams, preferably with launch experience. You'll be responsible for delivering economic models and integrated value dossiers to demonstrate the additional therapeutic value of EMD Serono’s products. Developing RWE studies and/or analyses in close collaboration with medical colleagues. Providing critical input/suggestion to global product development from the perspective of US healthcare payment systems. Working collaboratively with cross functional team to plan and execute subgroup analyses of clinical data (i.e., supplemental Statistical Analysis Plan). Developing key deliverables such as publications of study results, writing reports, presentations to internal and external working groups, advisory boards, networks, or congresses and training of internal stakeholders and subsidiaries, obtaining necessary internal approvals (i.e., legal, compliance, PSMR, DataVision). Providing evidence-based, scientific support of local submissions (i.e. AMCP Dossier) and presentations to support activities related to health technology appraisal, reimbursement (e.g., managed care) and/or pricing authorities in USA. For Director level, you will be experienced at liaising with the US Medical Affairs staff on the development and implementation of medical initiatives both regionally and nationally.


Who you are:

• Degree in Medicine or Pharmaceutical Sciences, postgraduate qualification in Health Economics or Public Health / Health Services Research
• For Associate Director: minimum 5 years of practical experience with HTA & Reimbursement within pharmaceutical industry for candidates with MS and min of 3 years’ experience with relevant terminal degree (PharmD, PhD etc)

 For Director level: minimum 8 years of practical experience with HTA and reimbursement within pharmaceutical industry for candidates with MS and min of 5 years of experience with relevant terminal degree (PharmD, PhD etc)

• Strong conceptual, methodological, and analytical skills. Demonstration of comprehensive mastery of health economics and/or epidemiological statistical methodologies as well as ability to apply such knowledge in a concrete business context to support patient access to therapy
• Strong communication skills are critical; this role will have regular communications and presentations to the cross functional team
• Excellent understanding of US payers (including commercial and government), market access and evidence-based medicine area and challenges

• Experience in oncology

Job Requisition ID:  201322
Location:  Rockland
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Oncology, Epidemiology, Medical, Neurology, Endocrinology, Healthcare

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