Pharmacyclics, LLC

Health Economics and Outcomes Research/Real World Evidence (HECOR/RWE) & Clinical Value and Outc

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Mar 25, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

General Position Summary/Purpose:

HECOR/RWE & CV&O summer internship program provides the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with different functional areas of the Medical Affairs organization (e.g., Scientific Communications, Field Medical, Medical Outcomes, Medical Sciences, Disease Area Lead, Scientific & Patient Advocacy) as well as broad exposure to various related roles (e.g., Commercial, Market Access, Regulatory, Finance, Epidemiology, Alliance Partners within the industry. The program accentuates the growth and development of its participant by providing networking opportunities, technical skill development, career development, gaining enterprise wide knowledge and involvement in projects that make a significant contribution to the Medical Affairs organization. This program introduces the intern to the Health Economics and Outcomes Research/Real World Evidence generation and scientific evidence dissemination through interactions with Clinical Value & Outcomes Liaisons. This will provide exposure and experience in generating real world evidence and in the dissemination to health care decision makers. The intern will receive training on HECOR/RWE methods, exposure to functional terminology, hands on experience in data analysis and project coordination. It will also give exposure into the development of payer materials that enhance health care decision making.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

· With guidance and direction from the team lead, assist in designing and executing on internal HECOR/RWE studies and hypothesis generating exploratory analyses.

· With guidance and direction from the team lead, learn to draft and review the study report documentations, study protocols, study analysis documents, excel and SAS (and/or R) outputs and other documents related to the real-world studies.

· Build clinical and economic presentations of key findings. The internship may also be expected to help develop abstracts and posters on those studies, if needed.

· Provide medical congress support/poster reviews, while collecting insights and developing post-congress synopses

· Work with vendors towards successful execution of HECOR-RWE tactics.

· Receive training and further develop capabilities in managed care and HECOR/RWE.

· Partner to assist in managing various projects and timelines

· Assist in the planning of working group meetings and presentations, as required.

· Identify process and documentation related issues, as appropriate.

· Develop knowledge of other roles and functions within Medical Affairs and cross-functional team .


· Understanding of research methodology used in conducting health economics and outcomes research and real-world studies is required.

· Prior work experience related to HECOR-RWE studies is preferred

· Must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects, maintain clear tracking and documentation, and manage tight project timelines

· Strong verbal and written communication skills is required

· Self-motivated, adaptable to a dynamic environment. Must be able to work independently as well as be a cross-functional team player, as needed

· Excellent organization and planning skills

· Scientific & Medical terminology acumen

· Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. Knowledge of analytical software SAS is highly desirable.

Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.):

· Completed one year of university graduate studies prior to internship start date

· Currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited US college/university graduate program

· Master's degree in Pharmacy Outcomes Research, Economics, Health Services Research, Bio Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Public Health or a related discipline is highly preferred, but candidates still working on their graduate studies will be considered.

· Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent

Final Presentation

Each Intern is expected to prepare a short presentation to their team to share what they have learned through their internship and how they hope their new knowledge will help them secure their future career. Presentations may be approximately 30 minutes long and should include visual aid (posters or PowerPoint).

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled