EMEA Health Economic Modeling Lead

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Job Description

Position summary:

Provides thought leadership and ensures economics models are developed, refined and adapted to support the preparation of the relevant sections of HTA/reimbursement submissions/dossiers and technical assessment documents. S/he will also be required to lead and/or prepare technical reports for HTA submissions, abstracts and conference presentations.

Beyond perfect execution, drive the team to become the leading expert group in the industry and increase organizational capabilities in modelling.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:


Assists in developing the strategy for the HEMAR COE and in particular the implementation of the modelling section of the COE.

Guarantees the proper end result of all the models produced by the CoE team (directly or via vendors).

Is accountable for quality and timeliness and for the improvement of quality and speed of delivery of models tailored to Opco and/or EMEA needs

Recruits, leads and develops a team of modelling experts at the edge of knowledge to position Janssen HEMAR EMEA at the top of the industry.

Maintains professional standards by keeping track of new developments in statistical methodology and outcomes research, through literature review and attendance or participation at workshops and professional meetings.

Leads the debate – internally, as well as externally - on innovative methodologies.

Leads the conceptualization of the economic models or their adaptation to local needs whilst ensuring strategic alignment and consistency in the approach throughout EMEA, with focus on the most complex therapeutic areas.

Plans modelling strategies and identifies proper data that are aligned with model strategies.

Manages quality assurance and validation of works conducted by others, including external vendors.

Ensures the collection and sharing of best practices / lessons learned from own experience and from vendors, as well as from countries. Ensures the accumulation of experience, the deployment of experience and the improvement of outcomes in his/her scope of responsibility.

Validation of the vendors strategy and the demand capacity planning (make or buy).

Conduct literature reviews related to health economic evaluations and decision analytic modelling.

Design and develop health economic models to conduct cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-minimisation and budget impact analyses.

Update HE models with emerging data from RCT’s or RWE studies.

Rapidly provide responses to HTA agencies’ queries and objections at a short notice.

Provide training to local operating company colleagues on the adapted models.


Required Years of Related Experience:       

A minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience in Health Economics or Outcomes Research is required.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Broad experience in health economics and an expert in economic modelling including methodologies such as Markov cohort models, decision tree models, DES, burden of illness and budget impact models

  • Ability to undertake and interpret quantitative analyses required for economic model development.  A good understanding of advanced statistics such as cross-over adjustment, predictive modeling and indirect treatment comparison.

  • Solid background in Health Economic analysis, HTA processes and understanding of the reimbursement requirements for key EMEA markets is required

  • Advanced knowledge and exp. in MSExcel / Proficient in programming languages as VBA, R and knowledge of Winbugs

  • Deep understanding of research principles & familiarity with key aspects of the literature (historical & current)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and able to demonstrate collaboration and teaming skills as well as managing a team of experts


Preferred Minimum Education: Masters Degree


Preferred Area of Study:

A post-graduate qualification in an appropriate field (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Economics, Economics/Commerce, Public Health, Health Administration or Operations Research) is preferred.

Preferred Related Industry Experience:

Experience with applied work in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Immunology, and/or Cardiovascular and Metabolics is preferred.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong intellectual curiosity and creativity

Ability to collaborate across diverse cross-functional and cross-country teams

Excellent project management, time management and organizational skills.

Attention to detail and the ability to deliver high quality work within defined timelines.

Primary Location
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Europe/Middle East/Africa-Spain, Europe/Middle East/Africa-France, Europe/Middle East/Africa-United Kingdom, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Italy, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Germany
Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (7555)
Job Function
Health Economics Mkt
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