Head of Economic Modelling

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Post Date: Jan 19, 2019
Job Type: Full time
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Location: United Kingdom - London
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Duties and responsibilities of the role:

PHMR are delighted to announce a new opportunity for an experienced health economics modeller to lead our expanding modelling team. The Head of Economic Modelling will be a key member of our senior management team and will lead our growing team of talented economic modellers. The successful candidate will have proven project and people leadership skills and extensive experience in developing health economic models for health technology assessment (HTA). Qualification to MSc level or above in health economics, operational research, mathematics and/or econometrics is also required.

The position is expected to be based in our head office in Primrose Hill, London. However, there may be an opportunity to be based in our offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) or Westport (Ireland) subject to agreement.

The main responsibilities of the role include leading and developing our growing economic modelling team and acting as a technical expert for the team on modelling projects. The role also includes acting as a key contact for clients.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Technical leadership for economic modelling

  • Leadership and line management of economic modelling team;

  • Internal and external day-to-day management of projects;

  • Study design development and implementation across a variety of therapeutic areas;

  • Drafting reports and contributing to HTA submissions;

  • Preparation of draft analysis plans, model specification reports and presentations;

  • Drafting abstracts and manuscripts as lead or co-author;

  • Development of proposals;

  • Quality assurance of economic models and technical reports;

  • Managing project budgets.


Essential requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in HE&OR modelling;

  • Higher degree (PhD or MSc) in health economics, operational research, mathematics or econometrics;

  • Extensive experience in the implementation of cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses using statistical/ mathematical modelling techniques such as decision tree analysis, Markov modelling and/ or discrete event simulations;

  • Experience of successfully managing projects;

  • Experience of reviewing health economic data (such as resource use, cost and health-related preference data) across a variety of therapeutic areas;

  • Extensive knowledge of health technology assessment methods and processes;

  • Experience in developing HEOR strategies to support value proposition development for various markets:

    • Understanding of the global payer environment, including coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, formulary management and health technology assessment;

    • Good business sense and strong analytical skills as well as ability to think critically to challenge input and offer creative solutions;

    • Capability to learn, adapt and apply available and new systems and tools to improve the quality of processes and output;

    • Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among multidisciplinary teams by applying communication and interpersonal skills;



  • A can-do approach to all tasks and commitment to delivering timely high-quality results;

  • Fluency in English (for writing papers, reports, proposals, giving presentations and mentoring junior staff);

  • Excellent MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel skills;

  • Willingness to live by PHMR values:

Integrity:             we do the right thing

Quality focus:    we continually pursue excellence

Ambitious:          we are tenacious and sustainable

Collegiate:          we support and learn from each other

Fun:                     we enjoy our work

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience in line management and/or leading a team

  • Experience of working in a health economics consultancy environment

  • Practical knowledge systematic reviews, meta-analyses, network meta-analyses and/or survival analyses

  • Experience of specialist statistical and modelling software such as R, WinBUGS, STATA and/or specialist discrete event simulation software.

Contact Details

City: London
Country: United Kingdom
URL: https://phmr.com/careers

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