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Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Puma Biotechnology

South San Francisco , CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Masters Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description


Puma Biotechnology is committed to hiring an experienced Medical Affairs (MA) Executive who is recognized for excellence in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).  As an integral member of the MA Leadership Team, the Director HEOR will be responsible for the development and implementation of scientifically-robust evidence generation activities. The successful candidate will ensure quality and continuity of health outcomes activity, developing research strategies to support data needs and to establish the value of products for access, pricing and reimbursement.  He/she will also provide data and rationale to differentiate Puma Biotechnology products from the competition.  The Director HEOR will interact with a number of groups, which include Clinical Research, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Education & Strategic Alliances, Medical Information and Commercial counterparts. The Director HEOR will report directly to the Vice President, MA.

Essential Functions

Identify, integrate and/or develop valid clinical outcome assessment measurements for use in clinical programs

Design and execute unique product-specific strategies to demonstrate product value and support pricing and reimbursement commercialization activities

Develop customer-focused economic models to:

Assist customers to understand appropriate use and support technology adoption for new product introductions

Demonstrate economic benefits/ consequences based on clinical performance and budget impact of treatment choices and patterns

Evaluate and enhance scientific robustness of study protocol, study execution, and reporting

Ensure appropriate economic and outcomes endpoints are integrated into clinical trials

Manage the integration of economic and quality of life parameters into clinical studies

Assist in the management of generating evidence resulting in publications that demonstrate the value of products developed by Puma Biotechnology

Monitor US and Global payment policies and information requirements to recommend best course of action to maintain or improve reimbursement levels and develop robust value story

Assure compliance with evidence-based medicine and sound principles for economic and patient reported outcomes assessments

Stimulate innovation in reimbursement and health economics through identification and communication of significant US and Global unmet needs/opportunities

Other responsibilities may be assigned and not all responsibilities listed may be assigned


Align the methods and focus of economic evaluations with appropriate stakeholders (payers, patients, healthcare professionals, societies)

Understand the different types of economic evaluations and outcomes; including the role of patient-reported outcomes and QALY’s

Demonstrated expertise in reimbursement and healthcare economics

Strategic thinker and implementer

Track record of success and a strong technical background in health economics or health services research

Proficiency in the economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, including determination of the value of interventions (current and proposed)
Proven ability to perform successfully under stringent timelines and with competing priorities

Possess in-depth knowledge of:

Reimbursement and health economics

Outcomes research, economic modeling

Specialty market development programs/product

Payer systems

Policy issues and management

Technology assessment (companies guidelines)

Global health authorities

Coverage and policy

Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills (including strong demonstration of ability to network and collaborate with others)

Knowledge and understanding of disease management and upcoming trends

Knowledge of information technology systems supporting MA activities

Knowledge of competitive products and their application

Possess strong business acumen and financial skills; budget management experience is required

Ability to respond appropriately to needs of key stakeholders and manage expectations

Excellent project management skills and follow through

Demonstrated ability to excel in smaller entrepreneurial organizations

Excellent computer skills:Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that ae required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisor Responsibilities

This position may manage employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of any employees reporting to this role within that department.


Required Education & Experience


Advanced degree in life sciences (e.g. MD, PhD, Pharm D, etc.) and/or health economics

PhD preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Health economics or related field:> five years

Strong focus on economic value analysis and strategy development

Pricing/reimbursement in biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies

Demonstrated understanding of the health care environment and the legal issues affecting the health care industry

Oncology HEOR experience is a must

Oncology Product Launch HEOR experience highly desirable

Breast Cancer HEOR expertise is a plus

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and may require weekend work.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this position.

The physical demands of the office are normally associated with extended amounts of time sitting and using office equipment, including a computer, keyboard and mouse, which can cause muscle strain. While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Travel may be required (up to 20 %).

Equal Opportunity Employer

Puma Biotechnology Inc is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law