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Senior Health Economist Job Hoddesdon United Kingdom,  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 30 December 2018

Project Description

requisition id: out000470

senior manager, health technology assessment (hta) & outcomes Research


msd is a Global Health care Leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, Vaccines and Animal Health products. the difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels Innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where msd has codified its 125-year legacy. msd’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global Healthcare.


the health technology assessment and outcomes Research (hta&or) group is responsible for managing all submissions made to uk hta agencies (nice, smc and awmsg) for msd products. the team produces submissions which inform the agencies about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of new msd medicines enabling decisions to be made around nhs resource allocation. the recommendations that these agencies make are pivotal as to whether our drugs can be prescribed by physicians for those patients who would benefit from them. the team is made up of people who are either hta&or (health economists) or hta&ebm (Clinical Data Analysis/synthesis) by background


position overview


the senior hta&or manager is responsible for:

  • developing/writing the economic components of selected hta submissions to a high quality and in a timely manner.

  • managing the development of economic models for hta submissions

  • developing and delivering tools and messages to the brand teams to support Marketing Strategy.

  • contributing to the development of technical expertise within the group/company.

  • assisting in the development of more junior members of the team and providing support where appropriate.


duties, responsibilities, activities


the key responsibilities of the role apart from the above are:

  • responsibility for accuracy, quality and timeliness of designated components of selected hta submissions.

  • ensuring alignment of submission strategy and content with local and global expectations/needs.

  • identifying and resolving problems/issues related to prospective hta submissions (e.g. modelling issues).

  • working within a cross-functional matrix (medical, marketing, Market access, external affairs) to optimise hta submissions and associated stakeholder management.

  • supervising contracted (internal or external) model development for hta submissions &/or brand support.

  • liaising with relevant regional/global groups to exploit supranational resources and provide input.

  • providing country input into development of Clinical (including trial design) and outcomes Research plans for new products.

  • working closely with franchise managers, regional Sales managers and medical affairs personnel to ensure alignment within msd.

  • providing technical input into relevant sections of a Clinical guideline response, whether produced by an hta agency or otherwise.

  • mentoring of junior members of the team

  • engaging with industry groups and other external stakeholders where appropriate to contribute to the direction of travel for access and Reimbursement


product positioning

  • for assigned brands (including those in development), identifying critical outcomes and Research needs to optimise Market access.

  • helping influence guidelines to create favourable position of msd products.

  • contributing to evaluation, development and implementation of Pricing strategies for assigned msd products.

  • assisting in development of national, regional and local Market access strategies to optimise access for designated brands.



responsible for delivering high quality Project Planning and for jointly ensuring that hta submissions are developed in a timely manner.


decision making:

demonstrates skills to ensure quality submissions and successful Project Management.


identifies problems and appropriate solutions to complex issues and non-standard issues.



liaises with various internal stakeholders to access information to produce models/submissions.


number of subordinates: none


financial responsibility: responsible for budget for specified externally contracted projects.



Education and skills required


minimum experience required


skills/knowledge required

  • experience in delivering on hta submissions to nice, smc, awmsg.

  • Project Management

  • excellent technical health economic skills (modelling), particularly in Microsoft Excel


your role at msd is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. at msd, we’re inventing for life.


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job: outcomes Research -health econ
other locations:
Employee status: regular
travel: yes, 10 % of the time
number of openings: 1
shift (if applicable):
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company trade name: msd

job segment: medical, economics, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Sales, Healthcare, Finance, science, Sales, Research


Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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