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HTA & Modelling Science Manager/Lead

Plats Barcelona, Katalonien, Spanien Jobb-id R-198708 Datum inlagd 05/02/2024

Location: Barcelona, ES

Are you a passionate health economic modeller? Do you love the application of health technology assessment (HTA) methodology to translate data into evidence to inform better decision-making? Would you like to apply your experience in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then come and join us!

Working at AstraZeneca means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

To meet the needs of our growing pipeline and the external environment, AstraZeneca are investing in a new Centre of Excellence to support our HTA efforts around the world. Based in our global Barcelona hub, we have exciting opportunities for experienced, applied HTA methodologists to join one of our two HTA and Modelling Science (HMS) teams at either a Manager or Lead level. These two teams, that work closely together, are split by therapy area, covering either Oncology (our Oncology Business Unit (OBU)) or Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism and Respiratory & Immunology and Vaccines & Immune Therapies (our BioPharmaceutical Business Unit (BBU)).

In either team, and as part of a multi-disciplinary group, including HTA statisticians, payer evidence experts and market access specialists, you will be helping us to shape the payer environment, creating and delivering highly valued market access solutions that unlock the potential of our life-changing medicines for patients around the world.

What you’ll do

In this role, you will be responsible for the use and implementation of HTA methodology, such as economic modelling or indirect comparisons, for use in global HTA submissions and beyond, to support patients having access to our innovative medicines. With the growing use of HTA, including the upcoming Joint Clinical Assessment in Europe, you will play an important role in shaping what we do and how we do it.

Development of our people is of most importance to us. As part of our new Centre of Excellence, there will be many opportunities to learn and further develop skills, as well as spread your knowledge and increase the overall capabilities in the organisation.

For our Manager role you should have:

  • Good understanding and ability of developing and building decision-analytic models, such as cost-effectiveness models, and / or conducting network meta-analyses (NMA) and indirect treatment comparisons (ITC).
  • The ability to interpret and communicate the value of your chosen HTA method and corresponding results to colleagues
  • Experience in delivering meaningful contributions to HTA submissions
  • Knowledge of global HTA systems and how adapt to their changing needs
  • Knowledge of drug development and reimbursement pull-through within the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.
  • Understanding and ability to interpret clinical and statistical data
  • Good communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Degree in relevant field such as quantitative social sciences (e.g. economics, health economics, health services research), mathematical sciences (e.g. mathematics, statistics, operations research, engineering) or equivalent quantitative skill demonstration (e.g. through development in the workplace).

For our more senior Lead role, you are likely to have the following experience:

  • Strong understanding and experience in both indirect comparisons and economic models
  • The ability to interpret and communicate the value of your chosen HTA method and corresponding results to different internal and external audiences
  • Experience of using strategic knowledge of global HTA systems and how HTA methods can be applied across the business to maximise reimbursement opportunities and patient access to our medicines.
  • Regional or global HTA submission experience (for example, submissions across multiple countries)
  • Ability to communicate complex problems and solutions in a suitable way
  • Experience working within a pharmaceutical industry and cross-matriz enviroment.

Why AstraZeneca?
Here we are committed to making a difference. We have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs. Thrive in a place where the brightest and most curious minds seamlessly come together in our inclusive environment

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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