Senior / Executive Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research - Menlo Park, CA | Biospace
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Senior / Executive Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Dermira Inc.

Menlo Park, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Affairs,

Job Description

Position Purpose:
Develop and execute research strategies to proactively address health care provider and payer needs for clinical, economic and humanistic evidence (patient-reported outcomes).  Position reports to the SVP for Medical Affairs

•   Design and lead research studies of external databases while partnering with external research organizations and vendors on proposed analyses/projects.
•   Actively collaborate to ensure appropriate methods are being used, including formulating hypotheses, rigorous study design and analysis and interpretation and communication of results.
•   Internally, work closely with biostats, clinical development, and medical affairs to perform analyses in clinical trial databases.  
•   Develop strategies and selection of Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) for interventional trials and observational studies.  Collaborates with Clinical and Regulatory to develop FDA briefing documents for PRO label discussions.
•   Develop and communicate the value proposition of the asset in payer dossiers such as the AMCP Dossier.
•   Develop budget impact models.
•   Represents health economics on the Publication Team.
•   Collaborates with Market Access to provide input into the reimbursement strategy and value proposition for payers.
•   Develop and maintain strong working relationships across external collaborators, KOLs, and research institutions.  Act as ambassador for the function both internally and externally, across the scientific, patient, payer and public health communities
•   Be able to generate deep insights and understanding of strategic implications of scientific work
•   Maintain awareness of U.S. regulations governing promotional claims for health economics, keep abreast of current changes in HEOR.
•   Maintain awareness of and update organization on the current state of research and literature on relevant topics.  
•   Manage the HEOR budget.
•   Identify data sources which are efficient and appropriate for research questions.  


•   MD, PhD, or PharmD with experience in  epidemiology, medical informatics, health economics, biostatistics or other related field;
•   A minimum of 10 years of related experience in the bio/pharma industry in medical affairs, epidemiology, HEOR, biostatistics, secondary market research, or consulting firms within these areas.
•   Experience with health economics and outcomes research. Epidemiology and/or biostatistical background a plus.  
•   Demonstrated success working with and/or managing projects using patient level datasets
•   Demonstrated acumen in presenting scientific data to internal cross-functional audience, senior management and external audience required.
•   Understanding of U.S. regulations governing promotional claims for health economics
•   Excellent presentation skills, including to payers.
•   Experience and demonstrated success managing outside/contract vendors as well as collaborations with partners.
•   Proven negotiation, influencing and collaboration skills.
•   Ability to think strategically and translate strategy into action. Strategic agility and flexibility in dynamic environment crucial.