Executive Leader, Medical Information, Medical Operations
Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, most essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture. There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company. Astellas is announcing an Associate Director HEOR, Specialty opportunity in Northbrook, IL.
Purpose & Scope:
The Associate Director, Specialty, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Medical Affairs, Americas (MA, A) is accountable for development and management of HEOR health economic, comparative effectiveness, real world data, patient reported outcomes and epidemiologic initiatives within their product/disease area that supports the MA, A strategy for in-line and development compounds. The Associate Director will support their assigned disease area and/or product by providing expertise in the above mentioned areas that generate clinical and economic data to support the medical value of Astellas products. This position is accountable for ensuring that HEOR Americas product perspectives and strategies, including Americas Affiliates, are represented within the applicable MA regional medical plans. This position requires proficiency in pharmaceutical research design and methods, pharmacoeconomic principles, project and vendor management skills.
Specifically, this individual will:
ensure that health economic and clinical outcomes projects are medically relevant, scientifically valid and appropriately planned, managed, executed;
establish effective communication with internal stakeholders to understand and support the HEOR needs of the business; and
collaborate with external stakeholders & HEOR experts to ensure that Astellas sponsored HEOR initiatives are clinically relevant and support the needs of patients, health care providers and payers.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Support the Director/Senior Director HEOR, Specialty in planning and executing MA, A health economic and clinical outcomes research strategy
Design, develop and manage HEOR projects including input into prospective and retrospective protocol development, economic models, scientific publications, and vendor supplied research proposals within therapeutic area for both in-line and development products
Contribute to the assessment and interpretation of project data in a clinically relevant context to support data needs for the applicable products and disease states
Integrate data from health economic and clinical outcomes research activities into relevant scientific exchange tools and resources
Support HEOR business planning process that is aligned with the therapeutic area/product strategy
Demonstrate a solid understanding of products in development, the competitive landscape, Americas healthcare and payer market, evolving medical practice standards and advances in HEOR assessments/data
Ensure the organized and timely completion of assigned HEOR projects that include appropriate outcome assessments, analysis plans, and final reports with expectation for, submitting a publication relevant to HEOR data generation strategies
Represent MA, A HEOR on appropriate HEOR issues at regional and national forums, conferences, and professional associations; including monitoring and communicating activities by such bodies to internal stakeholders
Serve on intercompany HEOR, MA, A or other committees within Astellas as assigned by HEOR senior leadership
Provide assistance to Director/ Senior Director HEOR, Specialty in the review and assessment of new product opportunities for marketed and late-stage compounds as it relates to HEOR and MA
The Associate Director HEOR, Specialty develops and manages economic, epidemiological and clinical outcomes research designed to inform the medical value proposition for Astellas products within their disease area throughout the product life cycle. The Associate Director will be accountable for managing assigned resources (approximately $1-1.5M annually) and prioritizing assignments and workload within their area of responsibility. This includes executing multiple medical tools within the therapeutic area (5-7 annually). The results produced by the Associate Director must be scientifically sound and in compliance with applicable policies and regulations.
The Associate Director, HEOR Specialty reports to the Director/Senior Director Specialty. They may have management or oversight of assigned vendors contracted for HEOR support and will be assigned to participate on cross-functional project teams within the assigned product and/or disease area.
The Associate Director will collaborate with the following colleagues:
MA: Medical Directors/Senior Medical Directors; HEOR Associate Directors/Directors/Senior Directors; Managers/Senior Managers
Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, DO), with consideration for MPH
Minimum 3 years related experience in outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics, health economics, clinical research, epidemiology, and health policy
Demonstrated pharmaceutical research and project management skills
Solid understanding of the interface between clinical practice, managed care and outcomes research
Expertise in leveraging outcomes data in the appropriate clinical context
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
Approximately 20% travel required
Preferred 5+ years related experience in outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics, health economics, clinical research, epidemiology, and health policy
Extensive knowledge of Americas healthcare delivery systems (e.g. accountable care, managed care, pharmacy benefit management, government [Medicare, Medicaid]) and solid understanding of health policy issues
Demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship and collaboration skills working within cross-functional teams
Thorough understanding of FDA/PhRMA, OIG, Health Canada/Innovative Medicines Canada, ANVISA/ANS and other guidelines as they relate to HEOR and Medical Affairs
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the U.S. and employs nearly 1,200 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer event, to demonstrate this commitment.