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Greater London

Health Technology Assessment and Outcomes Research (HTA&OR) Analyst

Fixed Term for 1 year

This role will be based in our brand new, state-of-the-art co-working facilities in Moorgate, London. This site, at the heart of London provides fantastic amenities, support services and collaborative workspaces with convenient transport links.

Who we are…?

For more than a century, our organisation has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our organisation continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the fourth year running

Job Description:

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Our organisation has an exciting opportunity for an MSc graduate who is looking to gain experience in the applied principles of health economics and health technology assessment. This one-year fixed-term contract offers a unique opportunity to get hands on experience within a global pharmaceutical company.

The successful candidate will work within the Health Technology Assessment and Outcomes Research (HTA&OR) Group at our organisation in the UK. The Group is responsible for managing all submissions made to UK Health Technology Assessment Agencies (NICE, SMC and AWMSG) for our products. The team of 20+ technical staff produces submissions which inform the agencies about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of our new medicines, enabling decisions to be made around NHS resource allocation. The team is primarily made up of people who are either HTA&OR Managers (health economists) or HTA&EBM Managers (Evidence Based Medicines: clinical data analysis/synthesis).

The role offers great opportunities for career progression both within the company (UK affiliate and global business) and externally. Training will be provided.

The HTA&OR Analyst is responsible for:

  • Supporting the HTA&OR and EBM Managers to develop the submission strategy for assigned products
  • Working with the HTA&OR Manager to develop/write the economic components of selected HTA submissions to a high quality and in a timely manner
  • Inputting to the development of economic and budget impact models for HTA submissions
  • Working within a cross-functional matrix (medical, marketing, market access, external affairs, global teams) to optimise HTA submissions and associated stakeholder management
  • Identifying and resolving problems/issues related to prospective HTA submissions (e.g. modelling issues), with support from the HTA&OR Manager
  • Assisting in development of local market access strategies and tools to optimise access post-HTA submission
  • Designing and delivering cross-functional research projects related to HTA

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidates must have completed, or expect to have completed an MSc or PhD in Health Economics or allied field by October 2022

Desired Knowledge/Skills:

  • Experience and interest in developing cost-effectiveness models and conducting systematic literature reviews
  • Experience and interest in medical statistics/evidence synthesis
  • Detail oriented with the ability to understand highly technical concepts quickly
  • Experience solving complex problems
  • Project management including leadership of cross-functional projects to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills and shows initiative/ability to drive projects forward
  • Confident written and verbal communicator to internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • In-depth knowledge of the UK HTA landscape and processes
  • Acts with integrity and a commitment to what is best for patients

Start Date:

October 2022

Application Process:

(1) Completion of a short application form with includes providing a copy of your CV

(2) If successful at the application stage, you will be invited to complete an online technical assessment and interview with members of the HTA team

Deadline for Applications

We assess applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. This role will be removed once this position has been filled.


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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

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