Associate Director, Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Emeryville, CA, United States
Sep 14, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
At Santen, we're innovating therapies to improve the quality of life for patients worldwide. Our single focus in ophthalmology enables us to challenge unmet needs in the field-through passionate research, successful collaboration, and clarity of commitment. With over 130 years of investigative insight, Santen remains committed to the discovery, exploration, and development of ophthalmic therapies. Now, and into the future. As a global company, Santen is often expanding to accommodate new and evolving initiatives in ophthalmic research, regulatory management, production, marketing, or distribution. Our clinical development network now spans three continents, with centers in Europe, Japan, and the United States.


The Associate Director of Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) leads the development, implementation and communication of successful global health economic and outcomes research strategies from feasibility to post-launch of all ophthalmology devices and pharmaceuticals. This role will develop innovative HEOR tools and communication strategies that enable Santen to maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace while retaining a high level of scientific integrity.

The AD, HEOR operates under a complex regulatory/legal environment with interdepartmental/cross-country/external interfaces, requiring specialized training and pharmaceutical experience in outcomes research with a strategic focus.

  • Develop and communicate HEOR strategies that demonstrate the value proposition of Santen products globally.
  • Provide strategic and analytical thought leadership to ensure the development and implementation of strong value propositions for all therapeutic areas
  • Drive innovative economic modelling activities that maximize the economic value of brands for payers, purchasers, surgeons and/or patients.
  • Develop innovative evidence generation projects to support products from HEOR perspective and demonstrate value proposition to external stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic input into clinical development programs and commercial plans throughout the product's lifecycle to optimize market access and product value proposition.
  • Ensure timely availability of HEOR key deliverables to support market access, R&D, commercial and scientific strategies
  • Drive publications that optimally support access in key markets and provide scientific backbone to commercial and payer messages.
  • Develop value demonstration and communication tools that demonstrate the value of products beyond publications.
  • Understand and translate local needs into HEOR deliverables and supports local teams in local adaptations.
  • Drive KOL and HCP interactions to ensure timely strategic input, understand evidence needs and drive scientific communication of value messages.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to drive evidence generation needs, develop innovative analysis plans and manage data-driven initiatives.
  • Contributes to local and regional strategy development and execution.
  • Develops field-based operational plans to align with local, regional, and departmental and business objectives


Core competencies, education, experience.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline focused on HE&OR
  • Minimum of four to five years in the pharma industry and/or previous work experience
  • Experience with launch of new product(s) or indication(s).
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research directly with managed care organizations, physician groups, and/or employers is desired.
  • Demonstrated research accomplishments as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent knowledge of managed care, managed care decision making and the healthcare environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong computer skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and cross-functional environment, as well as work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to travel.

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