Value, Evidence & Outcomes (VEO) Senior Scientist, Open to flexible working
The Value Evidence & Outcomes (VEO) senior scientist is part of the regional VEO team in Europe, and the wider Global VEO group. The Regional Team is essential in successful reimbursement and optimal launch update for GSK assets via identification and generation of the right value evidence package. The team supports assets in in respiratory, speciality and, importantly, in oncology. It is led by the regional VEO Scientific Lead to whom 2 regional scientists report.
The role of the VEO Regional Scientist is essential to development and execution of Real World Evidence (RWE) research projects to support the right value evidence package. In collaboration with the VEO regional lead and alignment with regional Medical and Market Access teams and LOCs, the VEO regional scientist is required to:
- Plan health outcomes projects (economic evaluations and Real World Research) aligned to the global and regional Integrated Evidence Plan (IEP), and ensure oversight or delivery of high quality scientifically robust value evidence supporting reimbursement, HTA assessments, product differentiation, and other customers' needs.
- Work in partnership with regional and local Market Access, Medical, Commercial functions, aligned with the regional VEO lead and supporting interactions with global teams.
- Manage multiple projects, timelines, deliverables, and budget in alignment with corporate governance and policy.
- Identify resources, references and analyses to inform projects about scientific design to inform internal stakeholders and external experts as needed.
- Contribute to the development of the regional integrated evidence plan (IEP) based on local needs identified. To help identify global and regional synergies when developing the strategy for evidence generation activities
- Participate in discussions to guide LOC in defining evidence gaps and local evidence generation strategies consistent with the global and regional IEPs and local needs.
- Review and support local submissions for reimbursement or HTA considering global Value Evidence Dossier and local evidence.
TO LEAD & DELIVER as ACCOUNTABLE PERSON
- Provide expertise in translating identified needs for evidence into study concepts and study protocols (prospective or retrospective observational research/RWE, economic models, burden of disease) in alignment with strategic objectives of IEP and vision established by the region. Propose innovative and cost-effective ways of developing studies.
- Plan, conduct and deliver selected health outcome projects and activities (RWE, adaptation of economic models, literature searches etc. including publications of results in collaboration with internal teams and external experts. Collaborate with regional team, LOC and external experts on project development. Train LOCs to communicate the project to external experts, including negotiation with payers.
- Organise evidence into robust argumentation for use by LOC in their local evidence dossier and in discussions with reimbursement organisations.
- Map existing real-world data sources in the region and become the point of contact to advice on their suitability to address given research questions. Have a good knowledge of the existing partnership or public initiatives around evidence generation in the region
- Develop a deep understanding of customers' needs in the region, including HTA requirements, as well as the of acceptance of RWE or economic evidence and impact to the decision making of different customers (reimbursement, medical societies, physicians)
- Guide LOCs on successful conduct of local health outcomes activities in collaboration with vendors and local external experts. Support LOCs to ensure delivery of projects of scientific quality in compliance with internal and external governance and policy, and optimal integration of projects outcomes into local communication strategies or submission dossiers;
- Collaborate with internal teams to share global VEO deliverables (global Value Evidence Dossier, RWE studies), and to organise best practice sharing sessions across the region
- Partner with internal teams to deliver subject related trainings (economic model adaptations, HTA environment, RWE/Epidemiology methodology)
CLOSING DATE for applications: 18th September 2020
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When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- Master's degree in health economics, epidemiology, public health, evidence-based medicine or similar.
- 3-5 years of experience in health outcomes, epidemiology or similar function within the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy or academia
- Educational background with technical expertise consistent with scientific project planning, implementation, and delivery of evidence.
- Familiarity with Health Technology Assessment bodies (HTAs) in multiple markets in Europe or experience in providing health outcomes support for a local operating company (LOC)
- Knowledge in design of Real World Evidence (RWE) studies, development of study protocols, implementation of studies and experience in local dossier and economic model development
- Ability to function and to collaborate effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-cultural setting. Agility in addressing multiple requests and team-oriented mindset.
- Good communication skills in both written and verbal English. Additional languages relevant to region preferred.
- Ability to travel up to 15-25% of the time in the region
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- PhD in relevant discipline
- 5+ years of experience in health outcomes or similar function within the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy or academia
- Previous cross-portfolio and above country experience
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