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Executive Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, United States
Job reference: R-000469
Posted date: Oct. 24, 2016


   At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As an Executive Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)-Oncology in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  


   The Executive Director, HEOR role sits within the Evidence Generation function of the United States (US) Medical Affairs (USMA) organization. In this role, you will represent the HEOR perspective on the Oncology TA Leadership Team and lead a team of HEOR scientists who design and implement observational research strategies in support of AZ Oncology products. Activities focus on the generation of evidence to assist payer and health care provider (HCP) decision-makers and include scientific evidence for reimbursement dossiers and market access in the US.  The HEOR Oncology team leads the internal and external communication of the clinical and economic value proposition and of scientific results in order to achieve maximal scientific impact and commercial success of AZ Oncology products throughout their life cycle.  This position requires an experienced individual with expert scientific knowledge of HEOR and its application throughout development process and a strong leader with business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills, and commitment to people development.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities    

   In this position you, as the Executive Director of HEOR, will be the point person for Oncology, developing and executing HEOR strategy across this franchise while leading a team of 6 HEOR Directors. You will be guiding and overseeing the work pertaining to designing and conducting observational studies, the input to US and Global Oncology strategy, the evidence generation planning process coupled with the resolution of complex issues-especially those affecting market access decisions and evidence for Oncology. This role will also require you to be collaborative and strategic with expert investigators while prioritizing the activates, resources and focus in the face of a rapidly evolving product timeline.  


   Essential Requirements    



   Doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g., health economics, outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, health policy or related fields)  



   Fifteen years of relevant experience (e.g., academia, consulting, and/or industry); a minimum of ten years in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.  


   Demonstrated subject matter expertise in the design and conduct of observational research in Oncology is required; additional clinical expertise at different phases of drug development is preferred  

   Desirable Requirements    

   Expert research and analysis skills and a track record of scientific publications. Ability to work effectively, independently, and in a matrix team environment.  


   Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Will work on projects of diverse scope and complexity as a skilled specialist with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical training. Expected to exercise independent judgment within generally defined practices, guidance, and policies. Expected to represent AstraZeneca in external interactions with scientific, policy, and/or regulatory groups.

Should be highly motivated and work well with minimal supervision.  

   Next Steps – Apply today!    

   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.