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Principal Health Economist

Marlborough, MA / Maple Grove, MN, US.

The Principal Health Economist will be responsible for identifying health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) evidence gaps for Boston Scientific (BSC) products, developing research strategies, securing resources requirements, executing research, and communicating complex HEOR results to internal and external audiences.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement health economics and outcomes research activities for BSC’s Endoscopy division working with key internal and external stakeholders to assist the health economics and reimbursement access (HEMA) function in the development of health economics arguments to support reimbursement, marketing, and commercial efforts supporting new and existing products.
  • Communicate as an expert storyteller to relay complex HEOR data and results to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate differentiated health economics value propositions for key products.
  • Develop and communicate research results both internally to divisional leadership, and externally through conference abstracts, presentations, and peer-reviewed published manuscripts.
  • Lead the development of administrative claims data analyses and analytic plans, select appropriate statistical methodologies, conduct data analyses using a statistical analysis software, and interpret the study results.
  • Lead the development and execution of various health economic projects, such as cost-effectiveness, budget impact models, systematic review, and meta-analysis, including select appropriate research methodologies, execute the study, and interpret the study results to demonstrate value propositions.
  • Carry out background research on clinical and cost data (literature, databases, others). Create and maintain in-house literature file and database on economic information for priority products and disease area.
  • Review and synthesize literature and other sources of information for value dossiers for reimbursement and funding negotiations in key markets.
  • Assist in the development of publication strategies with Medical and Clinical Affairs and execute publications (manuscripts, abstracts, posters) in peer reviewed formats.
  • Provide input into clinical trial and registry protocols and case report forms from a health economics perspective.

Required qualifications: 

  • Formal training in health economics, public health, health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics or related discipline (Masters’ degree, PhD, PharmD, MD, or related fields of study).
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in health economics and outcomes research, preferably with experience working with new medical technologies in medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology.
  • Demonstrated success developing evidence strategies aligned with business needs, including the ability to influence senior leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience leading functional and cross-functional project teams, either indirectly or directly.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. and global healthcare systems including health technology assessment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of cost-effectiveness analysis, budget impact model, administrative claims database analysis through abstracts/publications and/or practical applications in medical device industry.
  • Experience and expertise in using decision analysis software (TreeAge), statistical analysis software (SPSS or SAS), survey software (Qualtrics), and statistical methodologies (generalized linear mixed models).
  • Experience in clinical trial design and case report form development.
  • Understanding of global and US healthcare reimbursement, policy, and advocacy, and market access landscapes.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Strong communication skills and experience developing interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders across multiple functional areas.
  • History of peer reviewed publication/abstracts, achieved in collaboration with external Key Opinion Leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective decisions independently and to work in a fast-paced matrix environment with minimal supervision.

Requisition ID: 515438

Additional Locations: US-MN-Arden Hills

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