Associate Director, Health Economics & Outcomes Research in San Diego, CA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Illumina Inc   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 52 days ago

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) will develop and execute Global HEOR Strategic Plans in support of existing and new clinical applications in coordination with Global Market Access, Market Development, Product Marketing, Commercial, Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, and US and International/Affiliates. This individual will be a subject matter expert (SME) in building and translating clinical validity and clinical utility into economic and societal value.


  • Develop and oversee quantitative health economic modeling and outcomes research studies with an integrated global approach for maximizing pricing and early/sustained market access; manage external health economic analysis consultants.
  • Contribute to Global Market Access and HEOR Strategic Plans to leverage and demonstrate value across clinical applications.
  • Ensure the alignment of HEOR and overall payer strategies with commercial and medical strategy; including contributing to pre-approval and post-marketing clinical utility studies.
  • Develop, oversee, and/or contribute to Health Technology Assessment (HTA) submissions and responses.
  • Collaborate with Product Development, Clinical Development and Regulatory teams to ensure appropriate and timely integration of all relevant HEOR and payer evidence into the clinical trials and regulatory submissions to maximize the US, EU and Emerging Markets labels and value evidence.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive and compelling HEOR publication plan as a part of the product publication strategy to appropriately disseminate to the value messages and evidence.
  • This individual will interact internally with multiple functions including Market Access, Medical Affairs, Market Development, Product Marketing, Clinical Development, and Commercial. External relationships will include consultants, payors, KOLs, and physicians.


  • 12 years of relevant industry experience. Experience in molecular diagnostics / genomics / medical device value demonstration is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, executing, and publishing HEOR studies (including budget impact, cost effectiveness, and administrative claims database studies) that contributed to Market Access strategic goals.
  • Strong understanding of study designs that produce clinically and economically relevant value information in both a development and post-launch time period.
  • Strong methodological, quantitative and analytical skills combined with a sound understanding of how to successfully apply health economic research principles to support the commercial enterprise; demonstrated ability to think strategically and make sound health economic and business decisions.
  • Demonstrated span of control across multiple therapeutic areas or multiple indications; oncology, rare disease, or genetics experience preferred.
  • Experience in both US and Global markets is a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in Health Technology Assessments (US and Global).
  • Strong project management skills with oversight experience in both internal and external projects are necessary.
  • Demonstrated multitasking and time management skills and experience are essential.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal and regulatory issues impacting HEOR and PRO labeling and promotional claims.
  • Strong and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability in participating and leading cross-functional teams, excellent skills in leading without authority, and negotiating and managing through influence.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in medical/scientific writing, internal/external educational training of HE and HE tools, third party payor support and KOL development.
  • 20% travel domestically, with possibility of some international.


  • Bachelor's degree required. M.D., PhD, PharmD, MS, MPH, or MBA preferred.

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Valid Through: 2019-10-18