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Principal HEOR Economist

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Additional Location(s): US-MN-Arden Hills; US-MA-Marlborough

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At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                

 

About the role:

The Principal Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Economist is responsible for identifying HEOR evidence gaps for Boston Scientific (BSC) products, developing research strategies, executing HEOR analysis, developing peer-reviewed publications, and communicating results. This is a technical position where you’ll be hand on in leading evidence strategy, execution, and communication of HEOR projects for the BSC Neuromodulation division.  This role does not have direct reports but works closely with other members of the HEOR team to achieve BSC goals. This role offers a hybrid work schedule approximately three days per week and can be based out of our office in Arden Hills, MN or Marlborough, MA.

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, implement, and manage health economics and outcomes research activities for the Neuromodulation division, partnering with the Health Economic and Market Access (HEMA) team and key internal and external stakeholders to develop HEOR to support the market adoption of key products and advance understanding of specific disease areas.
  • Lead the development of HEOR projects, including developing research protocols, selecting appropriate statistical methodologies, conducting data analyses using statistical analysis software, interpreting the study results, and communicating key findings to senior leadership.
  • Develop and execute HEOR to develop evidence to demonstrate the economic value of our BSC products through economic evaluation (budget impact models/analyses, cost-effectiveness analyses, cost-utility analysis), retrospective claims database analyses, burden of illness analyses, decision modelling, patient reported outcomes and survey research, and evidence synthesis (targeted literature reviews, systematic literature reviews, clinical and economic dossiers for submission to health authorities, technology assessment boards, and payers). 
  • Identify opportunities where HEOR can support challenges facing emerging technologies and commercially marketed products and communicate business impact to senior management.
  • Work with new product development teams to ensure HEOR needs are incorporated into product development, clinical evidence plans, and timelines. 
  • Author and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals and present research findings and their importance at HEOR and clinical conferences and meetings.
  • Build relationships with key opinion leaders in medical devices and health care industry.
  • Provide HEOR-related training to sales, marketing, clinical, regulatory, and legal to increase awareness and understanding of HEOR competency and its role in supporting market adoption of products and therapies.
  • Economic and clinical value of BSC technologies and solutions, longitudinal review of care leveraging real world (claims) data and disease areas (burden of illness)

 

Required qualifications:

  • Formal training in health economics, pharmacoeconomics/pharmaceutical Economics, public health, health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, or related discipline (Masters’ degree, PhD, PharmD, MD, or related fields of study).
  • 7+ years relevant experience in HEOR, preferably with experience working with new medical technologies in medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology.
  • Proven track record of building and delivering administrative claims database analysis through abstracts/publications and/or interactive model applications in medical device industry.
  • History of developing, authoring, and presenting peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. 
  • Proven track record of presenting peer-reviewed evidence at clinical and industry conferences.
  • Demonstrated success developing HEOR evidence strategies aligned with business needs, including the ability to influence senior leadership. 
  • Practical experience and expertise in using statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Instant Health Data (IHD), STATA, R), and statistical methodologies (e.g., logistic regression, generalized linear mixed models).
  • Understanding of global and US healthcare reimbursement, policy, health technology assessment (HTA), pricing, and market landscape assessments, including evaluation of evidence for coverage decisions.
  • Strong communication skills and experience developing interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders across multiple functional areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective decisions independently and to work in a fast-paced matrix environment with minimal supervision.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 10+ years relevant experience in HEOR, preferably with experience working with new medical technologies in medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology.
  • Successful first or last authorship on multiple peer-reviewed publications and abstracts.
  • Proven track record of building and delivering health economic modelling outputs, including cost-effectiveness analyses, and budget impact models.
  • Practical experience and expertise in using decision analysis software (Excel, Visual Basic for Applications/VBA, TreeAge, R).
  • Direct experience working with neurostimulation implantable devices, movement disorders and pain management.

 

Requisition ID: 582270


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

 

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

 

At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

 

Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

 

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