Health Economics Outcome Research - Oncology

Posted 30 November 2022
Salary US$55 - US$65 per hour
LocationSan Francisco
DisciplineLife Science
Contact NameColin Murray-Bain

Job description

Location: Remote (PST hours)

Contract Length: 12 Months

Pay Rate: $55-65/hr

Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) - Oncology

  • The Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) - Oncology specialist will join a high caliber team to execute HEOR strategies and tactics for on market and pipeline Oncology assets.
  • The individual will support Director and/or Associate Director of Oncology to ensure project plans integrate and align with the product strategic plans, lead tactical execution of studies, and communicate study findings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • This position helps to provide updates on execution of plans to products, development of product strategic plans, liaises with other members of the team to generate innovative ideas and create alignment on strategies

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Supports the development of the strategic plans and studies to support patient access all within a highly matrixed, team environment.
  • Leads execution of oncology projects through internal collaborations with centers of expertise (e.g., real-world evidence) or through external partners.
  • Communicates study findings to internal matrix (e.g., medical affairs, market access) and external (e.g. payers, patient [advocacy groups]) audiences.
  • Core tasks will include developing and executing HEOR projects including writing RFP, vendor selection, and management including budget.
  • Executes HEOR research using internal data sets including writing protocols and statistical analysis plans, leading protocol presentations at the protocol review committee, and executing research, and developing final reports or publications.
  • The study projects will involve but not limited to prospective, retrospective analyses based on claims, EMR, chart review data, economic modeling, and patient reported outcomes assessment.
  • Partners with internal stakeholders where applicable such as clinical development, medical affairs, market access, and others, to execute on evidence needs for the on market or in-development assets.
  • Maintains awareness of regulatory legislation and assesses its impact on business and company product development programs.


  • PhD or MS in Health economics, Pharmacoeconomics, Health Services Research, Public Health or related field.
  • Prior experience in a pharmaceutical environment is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience with real-world evidence generation is preferred.
  • Possess both strategic and tactical skills in executing HEOR research.

Additional Information

  • Travel: ~10 % of the Time

Lots of group interaction with individual contributions, collaborating with vendors and cross-functional teams. All evidence generated comes from and has to be agreed upon across many different teams. Collaborating with other teams and research organizations and vendors.

Top skills/requirements:

  • HEOR background and educational background as shown above
  • Well versed with HEOR concepts
  • Not only has HEOR education, but has done actual research and/or written papers
  • Someone who can do the analysis in house and conduct data analysis
  • Someone who is comfortable setting up cross-functional team meetings, collaboration and strong communication skills.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.