Director / Senior Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (Oncology)

North Chicago, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Director / Sr Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Oncology Solid Tumors is the strategic leader for the development and execution of HEOR's strategies to support pipeline development, launch preparedness, and on-market strategies for AbbVie's the solid tumor oncology portfolio. The leader represents HEOR as a core member of the leadership team and partners with other members of the solid tumor leadership and asset teams to ensure launch success for solid tumor assets. The Leader is also responsible for developing the pipeline strategy and conducting the tactical execution of the book of work to support the pipeline for solid tumors assets.

  • Leads the solid tumor oncology pipeline in the development of the strategic plans and studies to support patient access all within a highly matrixed, team environment
  • Develops and executes HEOR projects including writing RFP, vendor selection, and management including budget
  • Executes HEOR research using internal data sets including writing protocols and statistical analysis plans, defending in protocol review committee, and executing research with analyst to writing final reports or publications
  • Manages 1 or more HEOR scientists or statistical analysts conducting research in oncology either directly or through “dotted-line” reporting
  • Proficient at global economic modeling and generation of strategies and evidence to support global launches within HTA markets, and all markets across the world
  • Partners with development team to determine HEOR strategies including inclusion and analysis of quality of life or patient reported outcomes in development plan
  • In collaboration with the global development teams, determine the strategy for new or marketed products and contribute to the Therapeutic Area Long Range Plan and Portfolio Planning
  • Sets the strategic direction of the Brand in partnership with the integrated brand teams focusing on the impact of evidence generation to solve complex issues
  • Drive the design and aggressive execution of a high quality HEOR program supporting the oncology strategy for pipeline products as well as on-market products that effectively and efficiently meets ethical, scientific, regulatory, commercial, and quality requirements.

  • Preferred: PhD in health economics, econometrics, (pharmaco) epidemiology, public health or any other related field with at least 8 years of relevant experience (Director or Sr. Director [10+yrs] level commensurate with experience)
  • Will consider: MD or PharmD, both with an MS in Economics, Econometrics, or (pharmaco) epidemiology or any other related, with at least 10 years of relevant experience
  • REQUIRED: Oncology experience
  • REQUIRED: Experience launching a new drug into the marketplace
  • Experience leading HEOR strategies and tactics in support of pipeline development and on-market product support
  • Experience managing a team of research scientists
  • Possess both strategic and tactical skills in executing HEOR
  • Seeking a proven leader within HEOR and the pharmaceutical industry to complete a top performing team in oncology

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