Sr Principal/Principal Health Economics

February 24, 2019
Boston or New York City, New York or MA
Job Type
Job Level
Principal or Senior Principal
Sponsorship available?
Other Locations
London/ Abingdon in UK


Senior Principal/Principal, Health Economics

Boston/ NewYork, US

London/Abingdon, UK

We would consider remote applications with some travel to these office locations.

This is an opportunity to work for ICON Health Economics (HE), a division of ICON plc, an international clinical research organisation headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Our Health Economics group has offices in Abingdon and London (UK), Stockholm (Sweden), New York and Boston (USA), and Bangalore (India). We are respected globally for the quality and innovation of our work, undertaking consultancy projects for international clients in both the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

ICON HE is currently seeking to appoint a  Principal to join its Global Health Economics team. This team is highly respected in the field of health technology assessment (HTA) for quality and innovation, undertaking consultancy projects for international clients in both the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.


The candidate will support the Global HE practice lead and will be expected to utilise their skills and experience in business development and client relationship management to contribute to growing and developing our footprint both locally and globally and in health economics projects across the drug development lifecycle, which may include: systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses and network meta-analyses, cost-effectiveness and budget impact models, and development of health economic evidence generation strategy to contribute to all aspects of the department’s work as well as supporting the development of the Health Economics team globally.  The candidate would be expected to have experience in more than one of these areas, and sufficient experience and expertise to provide content expertise and leadership on a day-to-day basis.

Overview of the role

    • Manage all aspects of country-level and global projects within area or expertise and ensure the quality of all deliverables meets client requirements
    • Establish and maintain client relationships and take the lead with proposal development for all projects


    • Provide oversight of resourcing, staff development, recruitment activities, and departmental growth within the health economics practice


    • Provide strategic contribution to business development and proposal processes
    • Provide technical mentorship to junior team members, identify and manage training needs and provide on the job training and support as required
    • Lead publications/scientific communications for self and department staff
    • Direct, manage and be involved in proposal writing, project work and client liaison
    • Provide support to the Global practice lead in implementing HE business strategies
    • Liaise with senior management across the global HE group to identify developmental needs in junior modellers and to provide training when possible
    • Form part of the management team of the Global practice and in the day to day management of the group
    • Demonstrate and actively promote an open and honest working environment


    • Travel (approximately 15%) domestic and/or international

Role Requirements

    • A Master’s degree or equivalent in health economics or a related quantitative discipline, such as public health, operational research, statistics, or epidemiology.
    • Demonstrable experience of relevant scientific capability, evidence synthesis, systematic literature reviews, modelling, health economic strategy development.


    • Significant relevant industry/ consultancy experience; where consultancy is preferred


    • Demonstrable experience of people management
    • Demonstrable experience of business development
    • Significant experience within a consulting, academic or pharmaceutical/ devices industry environment
    • Proven management experience, in particular the ability to lead a team of junior analysts
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team


    • High self-motivation


    • Leadership potential



Benefits of Working in ICON

This is a permanent, full time position and could be based in our offices in Boston/ New York, US OR London/Abingdon in UK with flexibility.

Please apply to the link below using your CV and cover letter.


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