Associate Director Outcomes Research Vaccines
Merck
Panama City, Panamá, Panama
hace 2 días

Job Description

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced.

Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

The incumbent will join the Center for Observational & Real-world Evidence Regional Latin America organization. Under the guidance of a Director of Outcomes Research, the Associate Director will have the primary responsibility for planning and managing outcomes research activities for pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines in Latin America.

This includes all phases of outcomes research and real-world evidence needs including design and implementation of retrospective database studies, epidemiological studies, and economic modeling.

The incumbent will work closely with local, regional, and global cross-functional teams, including leaders of regulatory affairs, scientific and medical affairs, public affairs, policy, market access, and other key areas to ensure outcome research programs are in line with commercial strategies in key countries.

Primary Responsabilities :

  • General study management activities, including selection and oversight of suppliers for value evidence activities;
  • Work with Medical Research Labs colleagues, consultants, and suppliers to write, coordinate, and validate as required, study design, protocols, measurement questionnaires, case report forms, data analysis plans, and final reports / publications;
  • Work closely with the Latin American regional cross-functional team to develop outcomes research plans for our Company's in-line and late development vaccines based on the regulatory, marketing and reimbursement / policy environment, including Latin America specific market needs;
  • Critically assess drivers and barriers to expand public and private market access of vaccines and identify value evidence needs to demonstrate the value of our in-line and late development vaccines;
  • Assist in the implementation of projects to document disease burden and unmet need, and health economic aspects of disease and the value of drug therapy as outlined in the outcomes research planning process / map;
  • Develop value evidence deliverables (e.g., health economic evaluations, evidence compendia) and adapt them to support country-specific pricing and reimbursement initiatives in Latin America;
  • Assist our Company's affiliates to understand local needs, adapt health economic evaluations, customize Outcomes Research documents such as protocols and reimbursement dossiers;
  • Present outcomes research findings at international / national congresses and publish articles in scientific journals as appropriate.

    Education Minimum Requirement :

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Outcomes Research, or Epidemiology;
  • Required Experience and Skills :

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the areas of health economics and outcomes research;
  • Proven track record of success in planning and managing real-world evidence activities, such as design and implementation of retrospective database studies, epidemiological studies, and health economic models;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and skills;
  • Professional Proficiency in English and Spanish;
  • Availability to travel. Estimated 25% of time.

    Preferred Experience and Skills :

  • International experience working in multiple countries in Latin America;
  • Three or more years of pharmaceutical industry experience;
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