Opportunities @ Double Helix Consulting

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Title: Consultant—Biopharmaceutical Market Access

Summary: Double Helix Consulting US (DHC US) is the newly formed US-based life sciences consulting division of London-based Double Helix Development group which has provided market research and market access consulting services to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries for nearly 15 years. We seek a highly motivated entrepreneurial executive with experience and expertise in the area of market access, including pricing and reimbursement, to help build an exciting and dynamic consulting organization with offices in the greater NYC metro area. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage existing and foster new relationships with leading biopharma companies and win business in a highly competitive market. The Consultant will collaborate closely with DHC US senior management to (a) define service and solution offerings, (b) market and secure consulting engagements with target clients, and (c) manage project teams to complete consulting assignments on time and on budget. Compensation commensurate with experience. Generous benefits available. DHC US is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/M/F/D/V

The Consultant will work with clients and DHC US colleagues to:
• Evaluate reimbursement environment and design strategies to enhance technology adoption and coverage policies among payers, HTA and quality assurance groups (e.g., AHRQ, NCQA, JCAHO), professional societies, and other stakeholders
• Contribute to establishing and maintaining a Market Access Advisory Network including health economists, clinical opinions leaders, patient groups and policy makers
• Develop market building and expansion strategies, including programs to educate customers regarding product value
• Evaluate target product profiles and commercialization scenarios to guide clinical program and trial design, including choice of target populations, duration, comparators and endpoints
• Integrate clinical, market, and payer data to prepare HTAs and product dossier in formats defined by payers and industry associations, e.g., AMCP, WellPoint
• Develop programs/materials for use by field staff that integrate information on product value to support strategies for optimizing revenues, reimbursement, and formulary positioning across all managed markets

Education and Experience:
• MD or PharmD; or Masters or PhD/ScD in a quantitative, health-related field—health services research, economics, epidemiology, statistics or business
• Minimum 8 years’ client- and/or consultant-side biopharmaceutical industry experience, including substantial experience supporting Phase III, peri-launch and launch strategy
• Experience working with payers and decision-makers on evidence-based customer strategies
• Experience demonstrating product value, including preparing AMCP dossiers and/or submissions to HTA agencies
• Experience making substantial contributions to commercial assessment, licensing & development, portfolio management, lifecycle planning, M&A evaluation and/or alliance management desirable

Other Qualifications:
• Proven track record of excellence in written and oral communication of complex technical information
• Strong collaborative style and persuasion skills to build consensus, effectively manage project teams, and achieve objectives
• Ability and willingness to travel up to 40%, primarily domestic

Contact Information: Interested candidates should forward resume and cover note to hr@dhelixc.com

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