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Merck Director, Outcomes Research, Hematological Malignancies in Kenilworth, New Jersey

Job Description

Under the guidance of an Executive Director, CORE Oncology, the incumbent has the primary

responsibilities for developing the integrated evidence strategy, including Health Technology Assessment (HTA)/reimbursement and overall Real World evidence strategies, for one or more in-line and/or developmental drugs and/or vaccines on a worldwide basis and for planning and implementing Outcomes Research and Real World evidence programs to meet the value evidence needs of payers, health systems, and clinicians.

This includes direct interactions with HTA agencies, HTA/reimbursement experts and our company's country affiliates to obtain in-depth comprehension of country-specific HTA/reimbursement needs related to the product and all phases of outcomes research including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, assessment of patient reported outcomes, epidemiological studies and economic modeling.

These activities include global tasks that are aligned with Customer Business Lines strategies and direct market tasks in the U.S. aligned with the U.S. Market strategy. The incumbent contributes to product development and marketing strategies to ensure that product value is defined and developed. The Director also works closely with Product Development Teams, Franchise Teams, Regional Product Directors, our company affiliates, Public Affairs, and Medical Education to ensure programs are consistent with marketing strategies in key countries.

  • Represents CORE on one or more Value and Evidence Sub-teams (VEST) and provide direction in developing the CORE strategies and plans for developmental compounds and obtains cross-divisional senior management approval. The incumbent may be selected to direct one or more VESTs.

  • Critically assesses drivers and barriers to reimbursement and market access and identifies value evidence needs to provide strategic input into clinical and market development programs. Brings strong payer and HTA/reimbursement focus into the Product Development Team(s).

  • Develops the integrated evidence strategy including HTA/OR strategy and generate evidences for HTA/reimbursement purposes.

  • Develop and evaluate health programs leveraging different parts of health care systems that can enhance value and use of our company products.

  • Implements programs to document the burden and cost of diseases, unmet medical need, patient reported outcomes (PRO) and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the CORE planning process and generates data on a worldwide basis to promote pricing and reimbursement.

  • Develops value evidence deliverables (e.g., global value dossier, health economic evaluations) and their adaptation to generate country-specific data promoting pricing and reimbursement.

  • Works closely with the VEST team members to develop plans for our company in-line and developmental products based on the regulatory, marketing and reimbursement environments on a worldwide basis, including the local needs of the US Market Works with our Research Division colleagues, our company affiliates and consultants to write, coordinate, and validate as required, study design, protocols, measurement questionnaires, case report forms, data analysis plans, and final reports/publications.

  • Works with our company Investigator Study Program Committee to evaluate outcomes research study protocols for studies in local markets.

  • Promotes our company affiliates to appreciate local needs, adapt health economic evaluations, customize Outcomes Research documents such as protocols and reimbursement dossier, which includes the development of the worldwide template document including global value dossier and input forms, design of data collection forms for customization to countries, and in collaboration with our company affiliates, adaptation of the document according to local requirements.

  • Works closely with other departments to effectively develop/ convey Outcomes Research findings/value evidence and support data and consistent messages throughout our company and to external customers.

  • Accountable for maintaining awareness of scientific developments within his/her areas of expertise, both in terms of new methodology and new activities to establish communications with key outcomes researchopinion leaders.Leverages other groups within CORE to develop and execute plans, including Market Partners, Data Sciences and Insights, and Pharmacoepidemiology.

  • Builds relationships with health economic and outcomes research experts worldwide.

  • Presents outcomes research data at international/national congresses and publishes articles in scientific journals.

Position Qualifications :

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Doctoral (preferred) degree from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics or

  • Master’s Degree required from a recognized school of medicine, public health, management, pharmacy, or economics

Required Experience and Skills:

  • In-depth understanding of HTA/reimbursement and market access needs in key markets

  • 5+ years post PhD or 7+ years post Master’s degree of relevant experience in the areas of health economics, outcomes research, market access, HTA or related field.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of clinical, epidemiological, or health economic studies

  • Demonstrated expertise in the fields of outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology or health economics, and/or health technology assessment.

  • A track record of scientific presentations and publications.

  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Oncology related outcomes research, epidemiology or health economics preferred.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID: R41463