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Research Fellow – HEMA

Carrollton, TX, US.

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Xcenda is looking for up to 5 Health Outcomes and Market Access Fellows to join the organization in our headquarters in Carrollton, TX. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

This 2-year, degree-granting Fellowship, sponsored by Xcenda, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, provides a unique learning experience in a healthcare consulting environment. The Fellow will work on numerous projects in various disease areas, and interact with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad. During the Fellowship, professionals from Xcenda will mentor the Fellow in multiple consulting projects including, but not limited to, health outcomes research, economic modeling, market research, and brand/market access strategy. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, a driven Fellow will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to begin a successful career in a consulting firm, pharmaceutical company, managed care organization, or academia. In addition, the Health Outcomes and Market Access Fellow will earn a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, with an emphasis in Applied Pharmacoeconomics, Managed Care Pharmacy Systems, or Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications. If desired, the Fellow will also have the option to earn an MBA degree through Stetson University, in conjunction with the University of Florida MS degree.

Fellowship Goals and Objectives:

  • To provide the Fellow with an understanding of market access and reimbursement principles needed to develop payer strategies, analyze the impact of health policy changes, and produce educational materials for payer and provider audiences 
  • To enhance the Fellow’s knowledge of literature evaluation, research design, pharmacoeconomics, and health outcomes research methodologies
  • To provide the Fellow with training and experience in protocol development, data analysis, and presentation of results
  • To develop an understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturers’ business models and how those companies interact with consulting firms to meet their business objectives
  • To gain relevant didactic training by completing 32 credits of online coursework through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Core Competencies:

• Business Insights
• Collaborates
• Communicates Effectively
• Customer Focus
• Decision Quality
• Drives for Results
• Ensure Accountability
• Functional Knowledge
• Manages Ambiguity
• Manages Complexity

What your background should look like 

Minimum Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements:

Although not required, applicable experience, such as health outcomes, managed markets, and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.

Application Requirements

  • Letter of Intent/Cover Letter (up to 1 page) addressed to Alex Kilgore and Michael Sporck
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected by our Fellowship Selection Committee from a national pool of individuals who possess a strong interest in health outcomes and/or market access. Although not required, applicable experience, such as an internship in a related field, is preferred. A successful candidate must have earned a PharmD from an Accreditation Counsel for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy before June 19, 2023. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required. Letters of recommendation and unofficial pharmacy school transcripts are not required for requesting an interview with Xcenda, these documents will instead be collected at a later time from select candidates advancing to the final interview stage.

Xcenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) with excellent compensation package including competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. During the Fellowship, Xcenda also provides tuition for all required classes, as well as travel expenses to at least one national meeting per year.

About Xcenda 

Xcenda, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class healthcare consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement, and patient access. For more than 28 years, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-constrained global markets. Our broad, yet strategically connected, array of consulting services supports all phases of the product lifecycle. Our experts provide customized solutions and innovative approaches that discover and communicate the value of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies.

Why Xcenda

As a member of the Xcenda team, you will be working, learning, and teaching alongside intelligent, collaborative, and experienced professionals who are inspired by what they do and highly motivated to make a difference. Xcenda has offices in Carrollton, TX, Fort Mill, SC, Washington D.C. and Hanover, Germany, in addition to having many associates working remotely. You will experience what we call “Commitment that Counts” – a mindset and attitude that we all share. It is the commitment that we have to our clients, to each other, and to the patients we serve that makes Xcenda a special and unique organization and more than just a place to work. We value accountability, collaboration, customer focus, innovation, integrity, and passion. We believe life is meant to be pursued and enjoyed through creative thinking and ethics, and we bring an entrepreneurial spirit to everything we do.

As of August 24, 2021, AmerisourceBergen requires all U.S. team members to be fully vaccinated and show proof of completed vaccine status at time of hire. If you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to a disability/medical reason or sincerely held religious belief you will be required to follow AmerisourceBergen’s policy and process to apply for an exemption/accommodation.

Share in our commitment to excellence. Play a vital role in helping patients gain access to life-saving therapies. Take the next step today and learn how you can join us. 

Candidates will be selected from a national pool of individuals with an advanced degree (PharmD), or equivalent experience, and a strong interest in health outcomes and/or managed care.

What AmerisourceBergen offers

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes benefit programs that are comprehensive, diverse and designed to meet the various needs across our associate population.

Throughout our global footprint and various business units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location, position and/or business unit.


Full time

Affiliated Companies

Affiliated Companies: Xcenda, LLC

Equal Employment Opportunity

AmerisourceBergen is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

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