Director, Thoracic Malignancies Value Evidence Leader, Outcomes Research

Kenilworth, NJ
May 08, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

The Thoracic Malignancies Value Evidence Leader role is responsible for the development and implementation of the global value evidence strategy for the Thoracic Malignancies Product Development Team for Merck Oncology globally. 

The role comprises the following responsibilities

• Responsibility for leading and coordinating the market access and value evidence input into Thoracic Malignancies Product Development Team clinical development programs, including the patient-reported outcomes strategy

• Member (1 of 7) of the Thoracic Malignancies Product Development Team.

• Develops the global value evidence strategy taking into account payer (including health technology assessment agencies), provider, patient, and policy maker evidence needs.

• Leads a cross-functional Value Evidence team (a sub-team of the Product Development Team), comprising individuals from Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory, Brand and Payer Marketing, Access & Pricing, Epidemiology, and Economic & Data Science functional areas. 

• Responsibility for completion of all global deliverables for new products and/or new indications to support HTA and reimbursement submissions, including economic models, real world evidence, evidence synthesis & meta-analysis, global HTA analysis plan, and global value dossier, and AMCP-format dossier.  

• Coordinates and provides scientific support for HTA submissions outside the US, with subsidiaries.  Leads Company responses to HTA evaluations in the US (e.g., ICER).

• Responsible for review and approval of all non-interventional study concepts through the cross-functional Value Evidence team.

• Develops and generates post-approval real world evidence on Merck Oncology product in collaboration with external researchers and experts in the field.

• Responsibility for developing a comprehensive publication and communication plan including presentation and publication of key value evidence at scientific conferences and peer reviewed journals.



Education Minimum Requirement:  PhD or Masters degree in Health Services Research, Outcomes Research, Pharmaceutical Administration, Public Health discipline (Epidemiology, Biostatisics, Health Policy), or Health Economics

Required Experience and Skills**:  Health Economics/Outcomes Research (HEOR) publication track record (published manuscripts and scientific presentations), Combined minimum 5 years post doctoral or masters experience (e.g., pharmaceutical industry, academia, contract research organization, payer, and/or health technology assessment).

Preferred Experience and Skills:  Oncology health economic/outcomes research experience, Health technology assessment (responsibility for submissions, evaluations, interactions), Pharmaceutical Industry, PhD or equivalent degree, HEOR strategy development, Team Leadership, Recent oncology product/new indication launch experience, Regulatory agency interactions, Patient reported outcomes in clinical trials, Project and budget management

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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