USA-Research Associate in Cambridge, MA at Pyramid Consulting, Inc

Date Posted: 6/8/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

Immediate need for a talented USA-Research Associate  with experience in the Pharmaceuticals Industry.This is a 03+ Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Cambridge, MA. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 20-19554

Key Responsibilities:
  • Health Economics strategy, evidence generation and reimbursement support
  • Support the execution of quality research projects, economic models, trial design recommendations and other activities in support of programs/products.
  • The incumbent reports to the HEVA Product Lead and interfaces with Clinical, Medical Affairs, Marketing, External Affairs and Market Access.
  • He/she supports the planning, design, implementation and completion of innovative evidenc-based research programs that are consistent with program/product strategies.
  • The research programs developed will provide appropriate evidence and/or tools to be used for internal decision making and for external audiences at product launch and over product life cycle.
  • (Note: The list below is not comprehensive; this job is also responsible for other duties as assigned). Minimum requirements within this job function:
  • Manage the HEVA evidence generation plan (20%).
  •  Develop research plan to support pre-launch, launch and post-launch evidence for investigational and marketed drugs
  • Execute approved HEVA studies and manage ongoing studies according to budget and timeline expectations (20%).
  • Supports the HEVA product lead to manage and execute research studies to support the clinical, economic and humanistic value of products
  • Studies include but are not limited to burden of illness studies, epidemiology, literature reviews, meta-analysis, retrospective and prospective observational studies, ecomomic evaluations, and patient-reported outcomes
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal stakeholders including Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Commercial and Market Access. (10%)
  • Sets evidence generation priorities and direction for assigned responsibilities and is able to incorporate this into appropriate planning documents (10%)
  • Supports contracting and project management activities pertaining to HEVA studies (20%)
  • Works with contracts managers to ensure timely execution of contracts
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining budget sheet, contracts, SOWs etc.

Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Demonstrated contributions to product success
  • Development and execution of tactics that address data gaps and customer needs and ensure tactics support scientific, regulatory and reimbursement/access trends and events that will affect ***’s standing as a valued healthcare partner.
  • Expertise recognized within the function, corporation and healthcare field
  • Develops and maintains peer relationships with clinical and economic methods
  • Established track record of scientific and/or methods publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Compliance with all relevant internal SOPs and external laws and regulations.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills to translate clinical and economic information and messages into payer evidence strategies.
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional team
  • Understanding of the disease environment and the evolution of the market access landscape and implications for the business
  • At least 3 years of experience in HEOR or market access in pharmaceutical industry, CRO or academic experience
  • Proven track record working successfully in a project/matrix-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to understand and present complex information in digestible ways for internal (e.g. senior management) and external audiences
  • Strong team spirit, sense of transversality, multicultural awareness and ability to drive matrix teams
  • Understands reimbursement decisions to determine value drivers and how evidence is used in decision making and how it impacts various payers (e.g., providers, patients, health systems)
  • Knowledge of methods and principles of health economics, health technology assessment (HTA) reviews
  • Systematically reviewed available scientific evidence to identify clinical needs of the payer
  • Understands, creates and applies relevant methods (e.g., observational data, post hoc analysis of clinical trials, meta-analysis, indirect comparison, etc..) to demonstrate product value potential
  • Advanced degree (Doctoral or Masters level) in relevant field
  • Demonstrated understanding disease physiopathology, drug mechanism of action, clinical development principles, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical programming, patient-reported outcome development, systemic literature reviews, network meta-analyses

Our client is a leading Pharmaceuticals Industry and we are currently interviewing fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online to for immediate consideration.