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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

We are looking for a Health Economist to join our Market Access Research Science team in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). We’ve got an excellent opportunity for somebody at an entry level or for somebody at a senior level. 

Type: Permanent, office-based (part-time and partial home-based positions may be considered for suitable candidate)

Salary: On application, competitive and commensurate with experience

Department/team: Market Access Research Science

Market Access Research Science at PHMR

The Market Access Research Science team has a diverse range of backgrounds, including clinical trial specialists, laboratory scientists (from both academia and industry), teachers, and health economics and outcomes researchers. We share the ability to analyse and present complex scientific information in an accessible way and have excellent scientific communication skills.


As a Health Economist within the Market Access Research Science team at PHMR, you will be responsible for applying your health economics, market access and health technology assessment (HTA) expertise to support projects covering a wide range of therapeutic areas. Typical duties will include:

  • Conducting a range of health economic studies, including:

    o Submissions to HTA agencies

    o Development of evidence generation strategies to support market access

    o Development of value dossiers and messages

    o Primary research with key opinion leaders

    o Analyses of HTA policy

    o Literature reviews

  • Key point of contact for clients, successfully project managing and delivering projects to expected quality, timelines, and budget (Senior position).

  • Study design development and implementation across a variety of therapeutic areas

  • Drafting reports, presentations and contributing to HTA submissions

  • Contribute to a range of market access research projects as required

  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and subject matter experts to deliver content

  • Actively disseminate own work and the work of the project team to the medical and scientific community (peer-reviewed publications and abstracts to leading conferences)

  • Resource and workload management to meet internal and client-driven deadlines

  • Mentoring and training junior staff

  • Production of proposals in response to client requests

Requirements / performance dimensions:

Functional technical expertise:


  • Higher degree (PhD or MSc) in health economics, health technology assessment (HTA) or market access, or related discipline

  • A minimum 4+ years of experience in similar role within pharmaceutical industry or consultancy (for Senior position)

  • Practical experience of conducting specified health economic studies and HEOR strategies to support value proposition development for various markets (for Senior position)

  • Experience of reviewing and analysing clinical and health economic data across a variety of therapeutic areas

  • A good understanding of the global payer environment, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, and formulary management

  • Comprehensive knowledge of HTA methodology and processes

  • Experience of managing projects, including budgets and resource requirements (for Senior position)

  • Good business sense and strong analytical skills

  • Ability to think critically to challenge input and offer creative solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams by applying communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong time management skills and ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects

  • A can-do approach to all tasks and commitment to delivering timely high-quality results

  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and a high standard of written work

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Fluency in written and verbal English

  • Excellent MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel skills


  • Experience of consultancy environment

  • Experience in a client-facing role (for Senior position)

  • Experience of line-management and/or mentoring (for Senior position)

Alignment to PHMR values

Integrity: we do the right thing
Quality focus: we continually pursue excellence
Ambitious: we are tenacious and sustainable
Collegiate: we support and learn from each other
Fun: we enjoy our work
Strategic input
Client focus
Communication skills
Non-project contribution
Great to work with
Line management (desirable)


PHMR offer:

  • Flexibility and individual support for more balanced and enjoyable life;
  • Fantastic opportunities for professional development, working along industry experts;
  • Tight-knit, collegiate office environment and of course, snacks.
About PHMR

Established in 2007, we are a rapidly growing and energetic consultancy – a diverse group of professional scientists, health economists and industry specialists with a proven track record in providing global market access solutions to some of the biggest healthcare industries so that patients get access to medicines. Patients get access to medicines as a result of our work. Our science is internationally renowned, and we are proud of our work.

▪ We apply robust scientific approaches and methodologies. Quality science comes first.
▪ We combine the expertise of our team together with a worldwide professional network.
▪ We continuously learn and improve.
▪ 90% of our projects are repeat or referral from our existing customers.
▪ The majority of our team are educated to PhD level.
▪ We embrace diversity in all its forms

We also love being part of an engaging, supportive team that combines having fun with striving for high quality science. Our leadership team is always approachable, and we find it easy to work with each other. The variety of our work is both challenging and exciting and helps us achieve our research and career ambitions. PHMR provides flexibility and individual support in order to help make our lives more balanced and enjoyable.

Candidates wishing to discuss the position, please call 0044 (0) 203 342 7450 to request an informal chat with Dr Donna Fountain, our Head of Market Access Research Science. No agencies please.

All candidates are eligible to apply for our roles and will be considered on suitability and merit throughout the recruitment process. However, at the time of starting their employment the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.

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