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Team Lead HEOR, MS/Neuroscience

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Role Summary:

The Associate Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) is an advanced role within the Evidence for Access (E4A) team in US Medical Affairs. H/She should have strong technical expertise in HEOR. The incumbent will lead a team of 4 health economists with 50% or more time devoted to management. H/She should be able to independently develop an HEOR strategic plan and conduct HEOR research projects including economic modeling, real world data research and patient-reported outcomes research. This individual should be able to engage and manage outside vendors and/or work collaboratively with internal data scientists from the technical institute to conduct HEOR to support one or more disease areas or molecules (in this case neuroscience products), and present results at internal meetings or external conferences. H/She should be able to identify and develop relationships with external customers and therapeutic area experts.


Masters +/- PharmD, Doctoral Degree

8+ years of industry experience

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensuring assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned projects and other work are completed on time, to high standards and within budget
  • Take an enterprise view of resources, with a strategic eye towards development of new assets. Ensures team members leverage available resources and uses them in an appropriate and efficient manner.
  • Develop, build and maintain internal and external collaborative relationships. Able to work collaboratively internally with data scientists, medical, commercial and field colleagues. Individual must be able to engage collaboratively with customers, therapeutic area experts and HEOR experts.
  • Able to own their own professional development and identify opportunities to develop leadership and technical skills. Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of new methods and advancements in the field of HEOR and Health Services Research.
  • Comply with all company policies and regulations.


  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop and HEOR strategic plan and associated tactics across all phases of a product's lifecycle.
  • Able to independently execute HEOR projects with no supervision.
  • Individual is able to proactively identify opportunities for HERO research and successfully pull through the evidence generated through HEOR projects into publications and other promotional or reactive materials. Individual should be able to present and discuss HEOR project methods and findings to a diverse audience.
  • Has broad therapeutic area knowledge and expertise and is able to identify experts in the HEOR area for specific disease areas.
  • Able to participate in cross-functional initiatives to represent E4A.
  • Able to lead a team of direct reports and be able to be a coach and catalyst to direct reports.

Core Competencies

  • Trust and empowers team members to deliver results; balances appropriately between delegation and support.
  • Navigates effortlessly and appropriately between tactical details and strategic, long-term considerations.
  • Consistent track record of encouraging others to prioritize and support. organizational needs before individual or team needs.
  • Finds ways to individually and/or publicly recognize the efforts and commitment of team members.
  • Creates conditions to enable team to perform at their best (e.g., advocates for team, secure resources, provides structure).
  • Shapes the perspectives and positions of key internal stakeholders and decision-makers related to medical and scientific points of view.
  • Conveys confidence and leadership presence when communicating with audiences of all levels.
  • Advances bold ideas for exponential improvements, even when faced with initial resistance.
  • Actively expands breadth and depth of expertise in medical activities and is a recognized expert.

Operating Principles

I put the patient first, always.

I am obsessed with meeting customer needs.

I act on behalf of the whole company, not just my team.

I am inclusive.

I build a culture of trust.

I have a growth mindset.

I act with urgency.

I am accountable.

I radically simplify and prioritize for impact.

I follow the science.

I build our reputation.


Who We Are

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