Associate Director, HEOR, Center for Observation and Real-word Evidence Health Care Economic Information

Merck Cherokee

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Our Company 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. our company's Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow and will take our company'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.

Under the guidance of a Senior Director, CORE (Center for Observational & Real-world Evidence), the incumbent will have the primary responsibilities for interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies and economic modeling. The position encompasses responsibilities that are aligned with U.S. Market strategy, development, approval, and communication of healthcare economic information (HCEI), and general US strategic for real-world evidence across the portfolio. The incumbent will contribute to evidence generation and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and developed or US healthcare decision-makers.

This position will focus on HCEI and US strategy. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In collaboration with outcomes research and economic, data science colleagues, and US payer marketing colleagues, develop concepts and strategy for HCEI

  • Critically assess drivers and barriers to coverage and reimbursement in the US and identify value evidence and US payer needs to provide strategic input into clinical and market development programs.

  • Develop and evaluate HCEI content and materials, leveraging knowledge of the US payer landscape and Our Company medicines and vaccines.

  • Support HCEI process management, metrics development and reporting, and other internal activities.

  • Maintain awareness of scientific and policy developments within their areas of expertise, both in terms of new methodology and new activities to establish communications with key outcomes research opinion leaders.

  • Communicate HCEI to US healthcare decision-makers under the guidelines of FDAMA 114 in collaboration with US customer-facing teams.


Minimum required education:

  • Master’s Degree (required) or doctoral degree (preferred) in epidemiology, health economics, outcomes research, or pharmacy administration from a recognized school of medicine, public health, pharmacy, or economics.

Required experience and skills:

  • In-depth understanding of HTA/reimbursement and market access needs in key markets.

  • ≥3 years relevant experience with PhD, ≥5 years relevant experience with other graduate degree, with at least 2 years relevant experience post-degree. Relevant experience includes the areas of health economics, outcomes research, or related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of clinical, epidemiological, or health economic studies.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the fields of outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, and/or health technology assessment.

  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills.

  • A track record of scientific presentations and publications.

  • Knowledge and understanding of FDAMA 114.

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Experience with development and delivery of HCEI materials.

  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory review process for promotional materials.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company 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.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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