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Health Economics Specialist - Italy  

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Posted on : 05 April 2017

Project Description

  • We work as a team to provide better health and brighter futures for all.
  • As a global pharmaceutical company, our company  focuses on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines that can have a life-changing impact for patients worldwide.
  • In fact, patients are at the center of everything we do. 
  • We encourage our 30,000+ employees to continuously develop their skills, and we reward them for the results they achieve. 
  • We value integrity, dedication and teamwork, which are abundant in our multinational workforce. 
  • If you want to make a difference, if you want to be inspired, if you want to do important work—join us. 

Contribute to business objectives achievement, designing and proposing the most suitable economic models and HTA evaluation contributing to the pricing strategy for products under development, according to local regulations and  HQ market access guidelines.

  • Defines specifications for, conduct and write results of health economic and outcome research studies; set up medical-economic development plans according to findings aiming at obtaining and maintaining the best conditions of market access for company products, in accordance with  policies and Italian regulations.
  • Assist the Market Access Strategy Lead and Market Access Director with the preparation of economic analysis submissions to regulatory authorities and hospital authorities.
  • Design health economics models incorporating epidemiological data and support the economic value of clinical trial endpoints to demonstrate the added value of the therapy and justify the product’s price. 
  • Design disease management models for health economic analysis by identifying existing databases of resource consumption and costs; identifying cost-drivers as well as subgroups of the patient population with significant costs; looking at competitors; exploring paramedical treatment patterns e.g. physiotherapy, home nursing; defining patient success outcomes and identifying critical data gaps for survey/collection and preparing protocols and survey questionnaires to address these gaps.
  • Collaborate with the Market Access Strategy Lead to develop a comprehensive database of major reference material including: major clinical published studies, epidemiological literature, economic evaluations, health economics or HTA publications that are relevant to the company’s therapeutic areas.
  • Build relationships and form strong alliances with corporate head office colleagues and ensure any Italian specific requirements are included within global protocols.
  • Support the development of RWE collection programs proposed by Global Market Access and manage the development of local programs to collect evidence to optimize and maintain access status.
  • Promote and conduct business affairs with the highest standards of integrity, probity and corporate governance; demonstrating commitment to the values of our company.


  • University Degree in one of the following areas; statistics, economics or pharmacy   
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical company, consulting firm, or in a university department
  • Ability to work in team
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Postgraduate studies in one of the following areas; health economics, public health, epidemiology, public institution’s management. 
  • Knowledge of the Italian market mechanics, healthcare policy, payer mind-set and pharmaco-economic principles 
  • Ability to analyse data, extract quantitative insights and use complex datasets 
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of heath economics applied to phamaco-economic models (cost efficacy analysis – cost-utility analysis – budget impact analysis, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of Real World Evidence in a pharmaceutical environment (database analysis, cost of illness, burden of disease, observational studies, etc.)
  • Analyse, synthesis and communicate clinical and health economic information 
  • Ability to plan start and control projects using core project management principles and tools
  • Concise and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Access to transportation to attend national and regional meetings