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Associate Principal Scientist (Associate Director) | Health Economics & Decision Sciences

Rahway, NJ / Boston, MA, US.

Other locations: London, UK; West Point, PA, US.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Associate Principal Scientist | Health Economics and Decision Sciences (HEDS) to join our HEDS Oncology team. The preferred location is Rahway, NJ; alternative locations in USA (Boston, MA, or West Point, PA), UK (London) and Switzerland (Zurich) are possible.


Under the direction of a HEDS Director or Senior Director, the Associate Principal Scientist provides health economic insights to inform the strategic development of our medicines and vaccines, including generation of new evidence. Our insights, including modeling deliverables, aim to enhance our understanding of disease, identify risks and opportunities for our products, and quantify and communicate the value of our oncology products to patients, providers, and payers.

You will:

  • Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
  • Serve as the HEDS lead for one or more value evidence teams to develop health economic, disease, and predictive models to enable business insights for the product.
  • Utilize discovery, real world evidence, clinical trial and published data, and publicly available information and tools to provide economic and integrated models to answer key questions in all phases of drug and vaccine development – Phase I through loss of data exclusivity.
  • Advance the use of integrated quantitative approaches, focusing on economic, disease, and predictive modeling and simulation in partnership with other internal groups and external organizations.
  • Develop and maintain high quality global health economic models and tools that demonstrate the value of our products. This may be in collaboration with external vendors, or in-house using spreadsheet, statistical or proprietary software as appropriate.
  • Support and training of HEDS models and tools to support country/regional team adaptations and communications with external stakeholders.
  • Disseminate health economic data via presentations at congresses and publications in scientific journals.
  • Work closely with external collaborators (clinical/economic thought leaders, payer/HTA experts, alliance partners) and internal teams to ensure that new methodologies, models and advanced analytics are fully utilized for our products.
  • Maintain awareness of external data, modeling methodologies and IT tools to collaborate across relevant internal stakeholders to enhance our company’s capabilities in health economic modeling, simulation, and data visualization.
  • Partner in defining and implementing the HEDS vision and strategy to be an innovative, world class Center of Excellence.
  • Ensure sharing of work product and relevant best practices across the company’s enterprise.


  • PhD (preferred) or Masters degree, in Health Economics, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Actuarial Sciences or a closely related, quantitative field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Relevant experience in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) of 3 or more years beyond PhD (or 5 or more years beyond Masters degree)
  • Knowledge and experience in economic evaluation of oncology drugs and interventions
  • Expertise and solid hands-on experience in the conceptualization, design, development and dissemination of health economic model approaches to enable internal and external decisions
  • Track record of submissions to Health Technology Assessment bodies and research publications in conferences and peer-reviewed journals
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills with ability to interact with individuals from a variety of disciplines
  • Understanding of the market access environment and challenges in the US and key international markets

In BARDS (Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences), a distinguished department within our company’s renowned Research and Development division, quantitative scientists, in partnership with other subject matter experts, apply state-of-the art scientific methodologies and tools to enable the discovery, development, regulatory approval, manufacturing, and marketing of medical drugs and vaccines for the benefit of patients and global human health. Within BARDS, the Health Economics and Decision Sciences (HEDS) group provides strategic and technical leadership in providing health economic insights and deliverables that measure and quantify the value of our products, shape methodology and external health policy, inform our value evidence and pricing strategies, and inform external decisions regarding patient access.

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This job ad will be unpublished on 24/02/2024.

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