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.
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.
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. Next Steps – Apply today!
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.
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