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Manager, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Oncology Job - Canada  

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Posted on : 15 May 2017

Project Description

Manager, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Oncology-MAR006385


Cancer is one of the most significant global health
challenges today, representing one of the world’s most urgent unmet medical

At Merck, our goal is to translate breakthrough
science into biomedical innovations to help people with cancer worldwide. For
our Oncology division, helping people fight cancer is our passion, supporting
accessibility to our cancer medicines is our commitment, and pursuing research
in immuno-oncology is our focus to potentially bring new hope to people with

Merck is focused on advancing innovative molecules
that harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Merck is making
considerable investments in the field of immuno-oncology and is committed to
accelerating every aspect of development and commercialization in order to
bring our innovative investigational medicines to patients around the world.

As a global healthcare company, Merck’s role is first
and foremost to discover and develop breakthrough medicines and vaccines that
address unmet medical needs. We also recognize that we have a role to play – in
partnership with other key stakeholders – in helping to ensure our products are
accessible and affordable to those in need. Through access to care,
partnerships with the community and expansion of our capabilities, we want to
help as many people with cancer as possible.

The principal functions of the Manager,
Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Oncology are:

- To lead the planning, development,
implementation, and communication of innovative and relevant health economic and
real world evidence strategies and tactics in support of the payer value
proposition for Merck oncology products
- To quantify the clinical benefits of
Merck oncology products in economic terms that are meaningful to Health Technology
Assessment Agencies (pCODR and INESSS), payers and pCPA
- To make recommendations regarding
and/or develop and implement real world evidence, epidemiological studies, observational studies and the
inclusion of health economic and patient-reported outcome measures in global or
local clinical trial programs
- To prepare, submit and present
economic evidence and analyses to (federal, provincial, private) formularies and
pCPA in order to gain, maintain, and
expand market access of new and existing Merck oncology products
- To collaborate, support and align with
other reimbursement functions (Pricing,
Policy, Access Planning, Field Access) locally
and globally in the development and execution of the access and pricing strategy

- To sit on commercial and medical teams
and identify opportunities to work collaboratively with cross-functional
colleagues to deliver on brand objectives
- To provide expertise regarding health
economics, outcomes research and the Canadian reimbursement environment to
groups within Merck at the local, regional or global level


- Work with global and/or external
agencies to develop innovative pharmaco-economic models and real world evidence
strategies to reflect the value of Merck oncology products
- Provide extensive support during pCPA
negotiations related to pharmaco-economic considerations and reassessments
- Develop pharmaco-economic reports for
pCODR and INESSS submissions
- Develop Budget Impact Analyses as per
payer requirements , working closely with field access team
- Develop economic protocols / proposals
in collaboration with internal (e.g. Medical department) and external (e.g.
academic, research organizations) experts
- Prepare abstracts / manuscripts of
study results for publication / presentation
- Customize technical data into
compelling messages in the format required and appropriate for local
- Maintain relationship with health
economic community and health economics opinion leaders



- A minimum of four years relevant work
experience in Health Economics and/or
Outcomes Research required, preferably in oncology


support requirements and processes in Canada.
- Payer needs and requirements (public and
private) for reimbursement of pharmaceuticals.
- Healthcare Policy and Drug Plan
developments in Canada
- Pharmaco-economic principles /
guidelines and methodological developments
- Specific experience with Markov and
Partitioned-survival models
- International health economics and
outcomes research trends and best practices
- General understanding of statistical
methods and tests


- Master’s degree in Epidemiology,
Health Administration, Health Economics, or related field


- Strong business acumen and project
management skills
- Strong communication and presentation
- Flexible and adaptable to changing
needs and timelines
- Mastery of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
- Experience with Visual Basic is an

Bilingual (French / English), written and oral

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our
employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the
wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the
people that matter the most in their lives.

Merck is an equal opportunity
employer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Job: Market Access ONC

Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Market Access

Primary Location: NA-CA-QC-Montreal (Kirkland)

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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