Start date: 2018/2019 Location: Office (Sheffield, Manchester, Dublin or Utrecht) or homebased
Are you interested in finding a permanent position with an independent, dynamic, academically-oriented, global consultancy? If so, BresMed is offering an exciting opportunity to join our Health Economics Analysis team.
Who are we looking for: We are looking for a technical, hands-on health economist to develop a team of health economists providing services for both global and UK-based clients.
About BresMed: BresMed works with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, helping them to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of their products to governments and healthcare providers. This is mainly achieved through the development of health economic models, which utilise cutting edge economic and statistical methodology. We are one of the largest privately owned health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancies in the world. With our head office in Sheffield, we employ over 140 people in the UK, Ireland, India, the Netherlands and the US. We have a vibrant culture where everybody matters. Many of our employees join us as graduates, and we believe in developing our employees and exposing them to responsibility from an early stage in their careers, enabling rapid progression within a supportive environment.
Your responsibilities: The role is client-facing and includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Line management, training and mentoring of junior health economists (up to 6 people based in the Sheffield office)
Taking the lead role on economic modelling projects, with the opportunity to fulfil a technical expert role within multi-disciplinary projects
Providing strategic and technical expertise both to clients and internally
Designing and developing transparent and user-friendly economic models throughout the product life cycle, pre- and post-launch for local and global use
Performing thorough technical (quality control) and strategic review of internally and externally developed economic models
Working in partnership with clients to assess, demonstrate and communicate product value
Developing the economic sections of health technology assessment (HTA) reimbursement dossiers and commissioning dossiers for a variety of global payers including NICE, the SMC and the NCPE
Leading evidence gathering to inform value demonstration by:
Inputting into the design of economic systematic literature reviews (SLRs) to be conducted by our dedicated SLR team and application of the learnings into model development
Specification of analyses of clinical trial data (e.g. survival analysis, quality of life analysis, indirect treatment comparison)
Performing expert elicitation exercises to inform model parameterisation and to validate model inputs and outputs
Developing technical reports, user guides and summary slide decks; providing interpretation and methodological detail for economic models; and providing training to local affiliates on their use
Providing input into proposal writing and the development of new business opportunities and services
Developing abstracts and posters for clinical, academic and industry conferences, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
Formal and informal training of clients and BresMed employees in HTA and modelling topics
Upholding and advocating BresMed values: ‘everybody matters, trusted relationships, team spirit and excellence’, in all aspects of your work
Dependent upon your experience, additional responsibilities may include:
New methods development and application
Statistical analysis of clinical trial or observational data
Providing economic input to evidence generation activities (clinical trial development and analysis plans / registry searching)
Acting as an independent expert on advisory boards / in front of reimbursement bodies
Presenting at international conferences
Your skills: You will be an experienced health economics professional with enthusiasm, vision and flexibility. You will have:
At least 5 years’ experience in the hands-on design and construction of economic models from within a consultancy, the pharmaceutical industry or a relevant academic-consulting environment
Experience line managing and providing training to team members
Designed and built at least 5 cost-effectiveness models from concept to conclusion
Experience of Excel® and VBA (this is our primary modelling platform)
Experience of quality control, strategic and technical review / critique of economic models
Excellent English oral and written communication skills and comfort liaising with technical and non-technical clients (both internally and externally)
Proven ability to explain complex calculations and ideas both verbally and in writing
Proven ability to manage projects within timelines, budget and scope
Proven ability to resolve issues and challenges
Experience is required in at least one out of the two areas below:
Experience developing global models
Experience developing HTA and reimbursement submissions (particularly for NICE and the SMC)
You will have a distinct advantage if you have:
Experience of programming individual patient simulations or discrete event simulations (preferably in R or VBA)
Experience of analysis of clinical trial data for use within health economic models, e.g. survival analysis, quality of life analysis, and combinations of RCT and non-RCT data
Published work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary plus company bonus scheme;
33.5 days paid leave inclusive of bank holidays;
Excellent pension benefits;
Individually tailored career development plan;
Private healthcare and a range of wellbeing benefits.
Internal Number: CAEU0618-1
BresMed works with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, helping them to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of their products to governments and healthcare providers. This is mainly achieved through the development of health economic models, which utilize cutting edge economic and statistical methodology.BresMed is one of the largest privately-owned health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancies in the world. The office dynamic is intellectually stimulating, fun and focused on results. With our head office in Sheffield (UK), we employ over 100 people in the UK, Denmark, India, Ireland, the Netherlands and the US. We identify ourselves as having a vibrant culture where everyone matters. Many of our employees join us as graduates, and we believe in developing our staff and exposing them to responsibility from an early stage in their careers, enabling rapid progression within a supportive environment.
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