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Principal Health Economist Job

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Date: May 26, 2021

Location: Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: (n/a); US-CA-Los Angeles


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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
Responsible for identifying health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) evidence gaps for Boston Scientific (BSC) products, developing research strategies, securing resources requirements, executing research, and communicating results.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement health economics and outcomes research activities for BSC’s Neuromodulation division working with division staff and key internal and external stakeholders to assist health economics and reimbursement access (HEMA) division in the development of health economics arguments to support reimbursement and marketing of new and existing products.
  • Serve as the Health Economic expert to assist in the development of evidence publication strategies (ranging from background research to manuscript writing) in support of key products and disease areas.
  • Demonstrate differentiated health economics value propositions for key products.
  • Lead the development of administrative claims data analyses and analytic plans, select appropriate statistical methodologies, conduct data analyses using a statistical analysis software, and interpret the study results.
  • Develop cost-effectiveness and budget impact models for a range of disease areas using available clinical evidence and cost parameters.
  • Lead the development of various health economic projects, such as systematic review and meta-analysis, select appropriate research methodologies, execute the study, and interpret the study results to demonstrate value propositions.
  • Carry out background research on clinical and cost data (literature, databases, others). Create and maintain in-house literature file and database on economic information for priority products and disease area.
  • Review and synthesize literature and other sources of information for value dossiers for reimbursement and funding negotiations in key markets.
  • Assist in the development of publication strategies with Medical and Clinical Affairs and execute publications (manuscripts, abstracts, posters) in peer reviewed formats.
  • Provide input into clinical trial and registry protocols and case report forms from a health economics perspective.
  • Support the development of guidelines for optimizing use of data and leveraging resources across markets.
  • Collaborate with in-house teams to successfully execute health economic research to support the launch of new and current technologies in key markets.
  • Serve as an onboarding advisor to help new hires navigate the organization and learn about Boston Scientific’s culture and ensure a productive and successful start with the company.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have excellent technical skills in the areas of health economics, outcomes research and/or real-world evidence research and evidence planning.  The position requires the candidate to be current in the field and able to work in a wide array of settings.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Formal training in health economics, public health, health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics or related discipline (Masters’ degree, PhD, PharmD, MD, or related fields of study.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in health economics and outcomes research, preferably with experience working with new medical technologies in medical device, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology.
  • Demonstrated success developing evidence strategies aligned with business needs, including the ability to influence senior leadership.  
  • Demonstrated experience leading functional and cross-functional project teams, either indirectly or directly.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. and global healthcare systems including health technology assessment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of cost-effectiveness analysis, budget impact model, administrative claims database analysis through abstracts/publications and/or practical applications in medical device industry.
  • Practical experience and expertise in using decision analysis software (TreeAge), statistical analysis software (SPSS or SAS), survey software (Qualtrics), and statistical methodologies (generalized linear mixed models).
  • In-depth understanding or experience in clinical trial design and case report form development.
  • Good understanding of global and US healthcare reimbursement, policy, and advocacy, and market access landscapes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills and experience developing interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders across multiple functional areas.
  • History of peer reviewed publication/abstracts, achieved in collaboration with external Key Opinion Leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective decisions independently and to work in a fast-paced matrix environment with minimal supervision.

Requisition ID: 481420


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 drug-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.

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