Health Economics & Outcomes Research Opening at Epi-Q

I am posting below job opportunity on behalf of Andrew Baker, VP Business Development at Epi-Q. Interested candiates please get in touch with Drew.


EPI-Q, Inc., an established consulting firm to the life sciences and healthcare provider and payer industries, seeks an experienced outcomes researcher for their offices in Harrison, New York (just 20 miles north of NYC). The qualified individual will spend about 30% of his/her time supporting marketing and sales and 70% leading and contributing to project work in support of client engagements.

RESPONSIBILITIES 1 Conducts background research on therapeutic areas and products, identify key clinical research, define potential unmet medical need, articulate product profile and associated potential value messages for key stakeholders, propose preliminary ideas for elucidating health economic value, and meet with prospective clients to demonstrate firm’s understanding of commercial challenges; 2 Conducts comprehensive secondary research of key clinical, epidemiological, economic, and HRQoL information for various therapeutic areas; 3 Drafts proposals for project work, including clear articulation of key issues, goals and objectives, approach, means for managing project team and communicating with client, description of deliverables, and accurate time and budget estimates; 4 Develops appropriate methodologies and coordinates study logistics, including selection of data for abstraction, data summaries, evaluation of variables, development of health economic models using spreadsheets and decision-analytic software, design of questionnaires and surveys, preparation of study materials such as investigator meeting agendas, IRB forms, consent forms, protocols, and CRFs; 5 Leads client engagements, including providing regular project status reports internally both to the project team and members of senior management, and externally to members of client organizations; 6 Utilizes strong working knowledge of health services research and life sciences and healthcare industry terminology to effectively conduct assigned projects; 7 Prepares technical reports and manuscripts of results and recommendations stemming from assigned projects targeted toward various audiences and stakeholders; 8 Works with colleagues to balance workload and timelines for assigned projects; 9 Anticipates issues and applies superior problem solving skills to address project hurdles.

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS 1 Advanced degree from an accredited institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, or nursing; 2 Minimum 3 years’ clinical practice; 3 Minimum 3 years’ experience in biopharmaceutical outcomes research

KNOWLEDGE 1 Understanding of drug development process, i.e., stage gates, milestones, regulatory and commercial compliance issues; 2 Strong knowledge of research design for epidemiologic studies, pharmacoeconomic studies, clinical trials, and prospective observational studies; 3 Understanding of US healthcare system and economics, i.e., financial incentives, perspectives, business models, and information needs of managed care, hospitals, long-term care, and public sector (Medicare, Medicaid); knowledge of healthcare systems of major international markets, including “fourth hurdle” issues related to evidence-based medicine, technology assessment, and pricing and reimbursement a plus; 4 Understanding of commercial and regulatory issues relating to dissemination of scientific information; 5 Solid understanding of and experience in at least one of the following therapeutic areas: (i) neurosciences; (ii) cardiovascular, metabolic & endocrine; (iii) oncology; (iv) inflammation, pain, muscular-skeletal; (v) infectious disease & immunology

SKILLS AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS 1 Outstanding oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; 2 Comfort in consultative selling role and ability to identify key issues; 3 Ability and willingness to travel up to 40%, primarily domestic

Compensation commensurate with experience. Generous benefits available.

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