Thursday, April 24, 2008


An executive search firm is looking to hire a new Director to Senior Director of Health Outcomes position within a well known, brand name pharmaceutical company located in NJ.


Branded Pharmaceutical Company is seeking a Director, Health Outcomes for their New Jersey facility. Individual will run the purchasing function Reports to the Chief Medical Officer, the Director of Health Outcomes is charged with development and execution of health outcome studies. Individual is intended to work with managed care, medical affairs, and clinical research team in providing health outcome science on currently marketed and clinical portfolio products.

 Lead tactical and operational role in implementing health outcomes studies, collaborating with external contract organizations, consultants and others to support characterization of economic burden of disease and economic value of assigned products
 Perform strategic and tactical assessments of potential economic value for pipeline drugs to guide clinical study design, target population, comparator, pricing decisions, reimbursement, business development and strategic marketing
 Provide hands-on support in developing and adapting economic modeling for key markets for current and new indications as part of commercial and reimbursement strategy (collaboration with key opinion leaders and input with advisory boards)
 Prepare and publish abstracts, posters, and manuscripts in scientific journals, and making presentations at key meetings, on the results of key health outcomes studies, with the publication team
 Draft and review health outcomes sections of reimbursement dossiers to provide contextual presentation of expected economic value from the perspective of external stakeholders, and to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of existing research
 Provide health economic assessments to support decisions on in-licensing of products made jointly with commercial and research/development teams
 Maintain awareness of health outcome requirements, regulatory legislation, payer trends, and requirements

 Requires minimum Master's or other professional or clinical degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or economics major with greater than 5 years experience in health outcomes research, and/or a related field
 Experience with pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes modeling is required and additional experience with statistical analyses/modeling is highly preferred
 Understand clinical development of pharmaceutical drug products
 Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivation, and positive attitude
 Analytical skills as well as excellence in oral and written communications
 Ability to review business development projects
 Have experience in medical affairs and clinical research
 Ability to handle multiple issues on multiple projects simultaneously.
 Ability to maintain a high degree of independence with respect to decision making and problem solving
 Liaise with other departments/ divisions to ensure successful outcome in due diligence of projects
 Strong negotiating skills
 Must have ability to analyze and evaluate processes and procedures
 Previous experience in health outcomes research
 Collaboration with medical, clinical, and managed care teams
 Managed care exposure
 Industry background
 Master's degree required or
 MD, PhD, PharmD (experience may substitute for degree requirements).
 Minimum 5 years clinical/medical affairs health outcomes research experience desired


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