Allergan Principal Research Associate, Urology in Irvine, California

Principal Research Associate, Urology

Irvine, California, United States at

Aug 01, 2016Post Date

149833Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world. Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives. Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

Will be responsible for designing and implementing health economics studies with scientific rigor and in alignment with strategy to support new and existing products. The incumbent will work closely with members of the Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research team, International Health Economics, and representatives of clinical and commercial teams to facilitate the generation of value evidence. This individual conducts prospective and retrospective health outcomes studies, coordinates project planning and tracking against budgets and delivers on goals. The individual will lead systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and the analyses of existing data to support global health economics evidence generation strategies.

The incumbent will inform the selection of patient reported outcome (PRO) measures for clinical trials and observational studies, and support the development of PRO dossiers for labeling discussions. The individual will also develop statistical analysis plans (SAPs). This individual may also participate in the development and dissemination of process and methodology initiatives across therapy areas. S/he will be responsible for developing peer reviewed publications and dissemination of research findings, and will present to groups internal and external to the company. The candidate will be responsible for working with in-house real world evidence and modeling centers of excellence, and external vendors for analysis of existing data and development of models. This individual will work closely with GHEOR therapeutic area scientists, brand leaders, and clinical development teams to support needs for economic modeling and HTA assessments. S/he will review and contribute to the relevant sections of global value dossiers, AMCP dossiers, oversee country rollout and training of global economic models, coordinate global model adaptation to local regions, as needed, and support country responses to payer inquiries. S/he will also be responsible for ad hoc requests such as rapid reviews for HTA agencies or for contributing to the evidence-base for timely licensing or acquisition decisions. Strong communication skills, leadership potential, and ability to collaborate across diverse cross-functional and cross-regional teams are critical attributes for the role. Supports modeling of economic data including budget impact, cost effectiveness, cost consequence, cost minimization, cost calculators, comparative effectiveness, and pricing scenarios.

Master’s degree plus (3) three years of experience in a field relevant to health outcomes;

Or Doctoral degree plus (1) one year of experience in a field relevant to health outcomes. Related fields include: Health Economics, Economics/Commerce, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Administration, or Operations Research, is required. An in-depth knowledge of health outcomes research and drug development process, standards, and principles, with the ability to apply knowledge to practical uses is preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to make effective presentation to groups that may include participants to whom English is a second language is required. Formal training in health economics and outcomes research/health services research/pharmacoeconomics is required.

Experience in retrospective analysis of existing data is preferred. Experience working directly with consumers of health outcomes data preferred. Experience in analysis of PRO data, development of PRO measures, psychometric evaluation, and survey research preferred. The successful candidate must have proven analytical and problem solving skills required.

Proven project management skills and ability to work effectively through others, with sensitivity to cultural differences required. Proficient in the utilization of computer software including spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation programs required. Hands-on experience analyzing statistical data using standard tools such as Excel, Visual Basic, SAS, ARENA, or TreeAge, etcetera is preferred.

Hands on Health Economics and Outcomes Research experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, Urology, Women’s Health, and/or Cardiovascular Disease is preferred. This position is located in Irvine, CA and may require travel <15%.