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Senior Director / Director Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Position Summary:

The Senior Director / Director Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) develops, implements and manages strategies and tactics to demonstrate the value of the Achaogen pipeline and products to support internal decision making and external payer/real-world evidence (RWE)/HTA requirements. In addition, the individual serves as a member of the Medical Affairs Leadership Team.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs strategic, HEOR input into product level plans of various Achaogen stakeholders
  • Develop HEOR work plans that support reimbursement and market access strategies and support new product development
  • Provides strategic, HEOR input (clinical, economic, patient-reported outcomes) when establishing endpoints for Achaogen Phase II/III/IV clinical trials
  • Leads the strategic development of research partnerships with customers, research organizations, academic research institutions, and other HEOR thought leaders to optimize the impact of our HEOR research
  • Directs activities that could include cost-of-illness evaluations, economic evaluations in clinical trials, cost-effectiveness and cost utility studies, naturalistic prospective evaluations, retrospective database analyses, patient/disease registries, patient-reported outcomes, and decision-analytic modeling
  • Manages study quality, resources, project plan, vendors and writing/editing scientific content to ensure all deliverables, including proposals, statistical analysis plans, results, final reports and publications meet the highest level of scientific quality standard
  • Develops HEOR communications (e.g., abstracts, manuscripts, conference presentations, slide decks) and builds the peer-reviewed published evidence supporting value propositions
  • Supports the development of product dossiers (Core Value and AMCP)
  • Develop and manage team members, including hiring, talent management, succession planning and performance management.
  • Ensure training and development of team members, and work to identify and provide formal and informal training for other stakeholders for other stakeholders regarding HEOR
  • Forecast and propose resource allocation plans as well as manage resources within budget.
  • Establish collaborative working relationships with functions outside of MA including, but not limited to: Clinical Development; Regulatory Affairs; Portfolio & Project Management; Finance; HR; Legal; Drug Safety; and Commercial to optimize the financial, technical, compliance, and strategic management of key functional areas.

Preferred Experience

  • Minimum 8-12 years of relevant experience with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry and/or managed care experience, and 6+ years of experience in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) including budgetary impact, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility analyses, prospective studies, and claims database analysis (burden and cost of disease)
  • Must be proficient in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), submission strategies, and creation of corresponding high impact payer tools, (e.g., dossiers and economic models)

Preferred Education:

  • Advanced degree such as PhD, PharmD, MD, MS, MPH with some combination of advanced training in Health Economics, Outcomes Research, Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology, Econometrics, Public Health, and Health Policy


Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in developing value dossiers and AMCP dossiers
  • Ability to prepare HEOR abstracts for conferences and experience drafting, reviewing, and editing manuscripts
  • A comprehensive understanding of the US healthcare system and reimbursement processes/public policy decision-making
  • Strong communication, presentation and business partnering ability
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong customer relationships
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a positive, collaborative manner
  • Ability to work well on cross-functional basis internally and with business partners
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Proficient in various communication / collaboration platforms including Gmail, Google Calendar, Slack, Hangout, Box, Google Docs and Sharepoint.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive
  • Current US work authorization required
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
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