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HEMA Undergraduate

Walton Oaks, UK.

The UK Health and Value team are a team of patient focused, technically minded health economic, outcomes research and market access experts. Our motivation is to deliver more Patient centered value-based healthcare, with industry leading technical capabilities, increasing patient access to our innovative medicines and vaccines. We work in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) with bodies such as NICE/ SMC/ AWMSG to evaluate clinical evidence to understand how well the medicine or treatment works and economic evidence to assess how well the medicine or treatment works in relation to how much it costs the NHS – does it represent value for money?  Our team works collaboratively and cross functionally to deliver end to end market access excellence, supporting the access and uptake of Pfizer medicines and Vaccines in the UK.

Our ambition is to support the Pfizer ambition of 25 breakthrough medicines and vaccines in patients hands by 2025.

What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?

The Health Economics and Market Access Undergraduate will will become a core member of the HTA cross-functional team, supporting the development and implementation of UK market access strategies. The Health & Value team is made up of professionals specialising in a number of areas including health technology assessment, health economics, market access and outcomes research, which will provide flexibility for the successful candidate to focus on an area of interest, if desired.

Candidates would need to demonstrate strong project management and communication skills and have an interest in potentially pursuing a health economics/market access role in the future. Economics/ Life Sciences undergraduates preferred.

Within project teams under the guidance and leadership of senior team members, objectives of the role will be to:

To assist UK Health & Value with the management of new and existing projects which enable the team to deliver against their goals whilst growing their business knowledge and enhancing their technical and leadership skills. The role will be flexible in scope and will adapt to the individual skills and interests of the successful candidate and will involve the following:

Support the UK Health & Value team on critical projects throughout the duration of the assignment
Involvement in team-based meetings to progress projects and initiatives
Act as ad-hoc support to the UK Health & Value team
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Market Access intelligence/analytics support for aligned business categories to ensure technical as well as HTA knowledge is up to date and appropriate for input into decision making processes.
Collation and review of documents and processes related to UK Health & Value projects
Maintenance and development of IT tools and systems to support UK Health & Value projects
What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?

Pfizer provides you with the opportunity to work with experts in the pharmaceutical industry and has a wealth of opportunities available across a variety of departments. Through working in the Health and Value environment you can look forward to developing critical business skills and being a valued team player. These skills will include communication through liaising with colleagues and external stakeholders, multi-tasking through working on a variety of projects, leadership skills and develop a comprehension of the UK Life Sciences Access environment.

Pfizer also offers a diverse environment which allows employees numerous opportunities to grow and develop. This is a great chance to be part of the bigger picture, and to assist in ensuring Pfizer maintains a strong and diverse workforce as well as developing a talent pipeline of future Pfizer colleagues. It is also a fantastic way to obtain a better appreciation of the pharma industry and the type of roles it has to offer.

When can I start?

Placements will start on 2nd September 2024 and will run for 12 months.

Person Specification

Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ‘Skills’, ‘Knowledge’ and ‘Motivation’:

  • Completing placement as part of University Degree either through Year in Industry/Industrial Placement or Gap Year, Economics or Life Sciences undergraduates preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Personal confidence, pro-activity and enthusiasm
  • Ability to learn and develop on the job
  • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and in a close-knit team environment
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to confidently communicate with senior management
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, including the ability to multi-task between contending assignments, time-manage and communicate effectively with the team
  • Ability to problem solve, evaluate and develop innovative and creative solutions
  • IT competent, with strong MS Office ( Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills

Who can apply?

Applicants must be completing placement as part of a degree course at a UK University, either through Year in Industry/Industrial Placement or Gap Year.

This position will close for applications on 1st October 2023.

Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.

Please access the Word version of the Application Form here: Undergraduate Vacancies | Pfizer UK and find instructions as to how to complete your application and more about eligibility criteria.


Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives… At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.


We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let’s start the conversation!

Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.

DisAbility Confident

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we encourage you to put your best self forward with the knowledge and trust that we will make any reasonable adjustments necessary to support your application and future career. Our mission is unleashing the power of our people, especially those with unique superpowers. Your journey with Pfizer starts here!

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