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PPD Evidera Internship Program Value and Access Consulting in Bethesda, Maryland

Work That Matters

Evidera is a global research and consulting group that partners with life science companies worldwide. Our services are driven by world-class science and thought leadership and leverage a unique combination of capabilities in clinical development, regulatory consulting, HTA, health economics, outcomes research, market access and real-world evidence.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful research team and to help define and drive solutions for clients and patients! As an intern you will have the opportunity to learn about the role Value and Access Consulting plays in helping our clients to develop integrated and innovative market-access solutions with a customer-centric approach that addresses stakeholder needs. You will learn how we support our clients steer a path through diverse evidence requirements and potential payer barriers to achieve optimal price and access.

At Evidera we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. As an intern, youll have mentorship and guidance as well as exposure to a variety of tasks and projects to help you prepare for your future career.

The internship is a 10-week position to provide support for multiple projects (including live projects) under supervision, with tasks varying to degree by project and participate in targeted self-improvement projects. As an intern, youll have mentorship and guidance as well as exposure to a variety of tasks and projects to help you prepare for your future career.

The Team

The complex and rapidly changing payer environment is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate. Our expert Value and Access Consulting practice, comprising industry leaders, former payers, policy experts, and experienced strategists, help clients steer a path through diverse evidence requirements and potential payer barriers to achieve optimal price and access. Dedicated Value and Access Consulting teams based in Europe and the US have been providing global payer research and pricing, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), reimbursement and market access strategy advice to clients in the biopharmaceutical industry for two decades. Our work is underpinned by relationships with high level payers and advisers covering 45 markets, and integration with world-class experts across clinical development, regulatory, HTA, market access, HEOR and RWE practices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting team members with designated tasks that drive the overall objectives of the function

  • Participating in practice and/or organization wide special projects aimed to achieving annual priorities

  • Attending and participating in meetings and conference calls

  • Participating in training sessions relevant to your designated functional area

  • Desk research (landscape review, familiarization with HTA documentation)

  • Supporting practice via project management tasks (e.g., organize internal material and facilitate access to information)

  • Support project teams on an ad hoc basis across different tasks to experience the diversity of work undertaken by the practice area

  • Be assigned to at least one, preferably more, live client projects in supernumerary capacity working alongside an experienced minimum grade of Associate Consultant to provide guidance and coaching in specific tasks assigned to them

  • To run a journal club session or to deliver a short presentation to practice on an area agreed with their manager or buddy

  • Other ad-hoc tasks under the direction of the Evidera supervisor

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.

  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

  • May require travel. (Recruiter will provide more details.)

Education and Experience:

  • Must be enrolled or completed an MSc and/or PhD program that achieved or are currently on target for a 2.1 honors degree or higher in Economics, Health Economics, Pharmacy, Medical Science, Biological/natural science and (biomedical) engineering or other relevant market access discipline

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively

  • A high level of self-motivation and a proactive approach to work

  • Analytical skills and intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in the practice and collaboratively in a cross functional environment

  • Good English and grammar skills

  • High level of proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Evidera values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.

Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner

  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours

  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities

How to Apply

Please complete your online profile by attaching your (a) CV and (b) Covering Letter addressing your suitability to the role and indicating why this project is of interest to you. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview via MS Teams.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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