Senior/Principal Health Economist – Modelling

Full Time
Manchester, Sheffield
Posted 2 years ago

Job Summary:

My client is the leading Health Economics and Bio-statistical consultancy in the UK and is expanding rapidly with offices across the globe. Due to this expansion they are now looking to bring on board a Senior Health Economist to join their dynamic technical modelling team at the Head Office in the North of England.


As a result of our my client’s continued business growth, they are currently seeking experienced Health Economics professionals with the enthusiasm, vision and flexibility required to play a key role as part of our Health Economics Analysis team. The successful candidate will play a key technical role within a focused project team and potentially be the technical lead and/or project lead for modelling projects from the start. The successful candidate will report to and be under the leadership and guidance of the Business Unit Head of the Health Economics Analysis team. The post will be based in our main office located in Sheffield, UK and, depending upon the candidate, may involve immediate line management responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

• Providing strategic and technical expertise both to clients and internally
• Designing and developing transparent and user-friendly economic models throughout the product life cycle, pre and post launch
• Developing and communicating the economic value proposition of health technologies
• Developing the economic sections of health technology assessment (HTA) reimbursement dossiers and commissioning dossiers for a variety of global payers, with the main focus being NICE, SMC, AWMSG and NCPE
• Working in partnership with the client to best assess and demonstrate product value
• Taking ownership of economic modelling projects, with the opportunity to fulfil a lead role within multi-disciplinary projects
• Leading evidence gathering to inform value demonstration:
– Design of economic systematic reviews and application of learnings into model development
– Design and analysis of clinical trial data (e.g. survival analysis, quality of life analysis)
– Potential to participate in the design of utility studies
– Running Delphi panels and advisory boards to inform model parameterisation / validate model inputs and outputs
• Line management of 1 – 2 more junior health economists
• Providing input into proposal writing and the development of new business opportunities and services
• Developing publications and conference abstracts / posters
• Formal and informal training of clients in HTA and modelling topics



• At least 3 years’ experience in the design and construction of economic models from within a consultancy, the pharmaceutical industry or a relevant academic-consulting environment
• Experience of Markov health state cohort modelling and budget impact modelling
• Experience of Excel and VBA
• Experience of quality control, strategic and technical review / critique of economic models
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and comfort liaising with technical and non-technical clients (both internally and externally)
• Ability to explain complex calculations and ideas both verbally and in writing
• Excellent numerical ability and critical thinking
• Experience managing projects within timelines, budget and scope
• Ability to resolve issues and challenges as they arrive


• Experience in R, Simul8, Stata, SAS or TreeAge
• Experience of programming individual patient simulations or discrete event simulations
• Experience developing HTA and reimbursement submissions
• Experience of analysis of clinical trial data for use within health economic models, e.g. survival analysis, quality of life analysis, and combinations of RCT and non-RCT data
• Direct client facing and project leading responsibilities
• Peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
For further information on how to progress your career through this excellent opportunity, within a fantastic organisation, please contact me ASAP for a completely confidential conversation! Alternatively, to apply directly, please send through an updated copy of your CV, and I will do the rest!

Lawrence Murphy – Advanced Clinical Recruitment
+44 (0) 114 294 5003

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