Senior Health Economist (HTA and Market Access)

March 13, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Job Level
Principal or Senior Principal


Location: Primrose Hill, London, UK

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 health economics team to meet the global demand for this service.

Duties and responsibilities of the role:

The successful candidate will support a diverse range of projects to support market access and health technology assessment (HTA) strategies.

The key responsibilities of the role are to project manage a range of health economics studies including submissions to HTA agencies, development of evidence generation strategies to support market access, development of value messages, primary research with key opinion leaders and conducting analyses of HTA policy. The successful candidate will be a key point of contact for clients, successfully project managing and delivering projects to expected quality, timelines and budget.

Additional responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Internal and external day-to-day management of projects;
  • Study design development and implementation across a variety of therapeutic areas;
  • Drafting reports, presentations and contributing to HTA submissions;
  • Drafting abstracts and manuscripts as lead or co-author;
  • Mentoring and training junior staff;
  • Development of proposals;
  • Managing project budgets.

Essential requirements:

  • Higher degree (PhD or MSc) in health economics, health technology assessment (HTA) or market access
  • A minimum three years of experience of health outcomes research (for Senior position)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HTA methodology and processes
  • A good understanding of the global payer environment, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, and formulary management
  • Good business sense and strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to think critically to challenge input and offer creative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams by applying communication and interpersonal skills
  • A can-do approach to all tasks and commitment to delivering timely high-quality results
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Excellent MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • 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

Consideration will be given to exceptional but less experienced candidates for an entry level position.

For an informal discussion and further details please contact Dr Louise Longworth (Chief Scientific Officer) at +44 (0) 203 432 7450. No agencies please.

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 our office in London to

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 the UK.


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