Health Economics & Real-World Evidence (HE-RWE) Scientist

March 13, 2019
Westport, Ireland
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Location: Westport, Ireland

Type: Permanent, office-based

About PHMR

Established in 2007, we are a rapidly growing and energetic consultancy – a diverse group of professional scientists, health economists and industry specialists with a proven track record in providing global market access solutions to some of the biggest healthcare industries so that patients get access to medicines. Patients get access to medicines as a result of our work. Our science is internationally renowned and we are proud of our work.

  • We apply robust scientific approaches and methodologies. Quality science comes first.
  • We combine the expertise of our team together with a worldwide professional network.
  • We continuously learn and improve.
  • 90% of our projects are repeat or referral from our existing customers.
  • The majority of our team are educated to PhD level.
  • We embrace diversity in all its forms.

We are constantly expanding our evidence generation team to meet the global demand for this service.

About the role

We are looking for a talented scientist with the ability to manage, analyse and interpret clinical and economic data to support our clients HEOR, pricing and market access strategies. The successful candidate will join our growing team in Ireland and will be involved in the daily management of PHMR research projects across a wide range of methodological and therapeutic areas, including oncology, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, diagnostics, and neurological disorders. The position will offer the opportunity to gain experience across the wide portfolio of projects PHMR deliver.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the design of observational studies, including the development of study protocols
  • Lead the management and analysis of real-world datasets to derive clinically and economically meaningful outputs
  • Contribute to systematic and targeted reviews of the economic literature
  • Lead or contribute to the writing of study reports
  • Present insights and perspectives to clients, at internal training courses and in conference presentations
  • Develop and prepare abstracts, manuscripts and/or presentations to conferences for internal and external projects

Essential requirements:

  • MPH, MSc or PhD (or an equivalent degree) in economics, epidemiology, statistics or a related discipline
  • Statistical programming experience in SAS, Stata, or R
  • Ability to effectively manage and juggle between multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to meet short deadlines with high quality results
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively across teams to accomplish goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-experts
  • Excellent command of English, oral and written
  • Alignment to PHMR values:

Integrity:             we do the right thing

Quality focus:    we continually pursue excellence

Ambitious:          we are tenacious and sustainable

Collegiate:          we support and learn from each other

Fun:                       we enjoy our work

Desirable skills and experience:

  • 1 to 3 years of post-graduate work experience designing and executing analyses of databases to support HEOR, market access or other aspects of drug development
  • Experience working with large electronic health record datasets (e.g. CPRD, THIN, HES, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic principles of economics, HEOR and market access
  • Experience in planning and executing indirect treatment comparisons
  • Experience planning and carrying out systematic reviews
  • Medical writing experience
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals and abstracts in scientific conferences

PHMR can offer:

  • Permanent full-time position in an engaging company culture
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Opportunities to publish research
  • Competitive salary

To apply for this position please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be suited to the role and reasons for wishing to join the office in Ireland to

Candidates wishing to discuss the position, please call +44 (0) 203 695 5807 for an informal chat with Dr Cormac Sammon (Chief Medical Officer/Senior Epidemiologist). No agencies please.

All candidates are eligible to apply for our roles and will be considered on suitability and merit throughout the recruitment process. However, at the time of starting their employment the successful candidate must have permission to work in Ireland.


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