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Senior Consultant, Health Economics Modeling

  1. Dublin, Reading
JR113873
  1. Medical & Scientific Affairs
  2. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  3. Hybrid: Office/Remote

About the role

At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives.

Our ‘Own It’ culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organization: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership, and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organization that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touchpoint. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.
That’s our vision. We’re driven by it. And we need talented people who share it. If you’re as driven as we are, join us. You’ll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you’ll be helping shape an industry.

Senior Consultant (Health Economics and Outcomes Research team)

Location - EMEA or UK

The Senior Consultant, Health Economics Modeling has the responsibility to provide comprehensive services for assigned clients for their area of expertise. This role is responsible for ensuring project timelines and budgets are met and maintaining client relationships in support of future business, globally.

GENERAL 


*Recognizes, exemplifies and adheres to ICON's values which center on our commitment to People, Clients and Performance
*As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes, adding value to our business and meeting client needs
*Demonstrates and actively promotes an open and honest working environment to encourage close teamwork and foster knowledge transfer
*Travel (Up to 15%) domestic and/or international
*Proactively and independently expands knowledge base and remains current on developments, trends and best practices for subject matter expertise
*Efficiently manages own workload with respect to project scope, timelines and quality
*Continually cultivates, develops and maintains positive business relationships with other functional teams and departments within ICON
*Proactively communicates objectives and results with clients, leadership team and all functional partners
*Maintains strong understanding of the pharma/biotech/medical device industry landscape as it relates to consulting trends and challenges
*Performs other duties and tasks as are allocated at the reasonable discretion of the Company

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE
*Leads design and implementation of cost-effectiveness and budget impact models, including Markov models, partitioned survival analyses, microsimulation models, risk-equation models, discrete event simulations and dynamic transmission models

*Experience with leading conceptual model design

*Experience with developing global economic models as well as local adaptations and HTA submissions
*Develops literature search strategy and reviews appropriate literature searches to inform model inputs
*Develops draft of model protocol/analysis plans and reviews initial draft of key opinion leader guide with limited direction

*Develops slide decks and report summarizing modeling methodology

*Leads model validation activities

*Trains and mentors junior team members in economic modeling

*Expertise in modeling using Microsoft Excel, R and Visual Basic
*May co-author presentations for scientific conferences and manuscripts for scientific journals
*Supports other project activities as needed, completes internal documentation and quality-checks the work of others
*Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature  

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT
*Drafts sections of proposal documents or quotes with increasing level of autonomy, including costing/budgeting
*Maintains broad understanding of the nature and challenges with specific client relationships and supports the building/broadening of these relationships where appropriate
*Communicates effectively with clients contributing to the development of client relationships
*Contributes to BD meetings, conferences and other BD initiatives with increased autonomy and complexity
*Develops sound recommendations helping clients meet their goals

PROJECT/RISK MANAGEMENT
*Oversees vendor management, including scope of work development, contract initiation, and project milestones, timelines, deliverables, and budgets
*Assumes primary responsibility for day-to-day tasks related to the project, including making decisions related to the project either alone or in conjunction with more senior staff
*Involved with client communication, and may be primary point of contact with client
*Efficiently delegates and communicates with project team, and ensures proper staffing and oversight on projects
*Tracks timelines and keeps project team and PI informed in order to complete work within the expected timeframe
*Maintains understanding of project requirements and identifies scope creep as it happens.  Alerts business operations and project director to the need for a change order at appropriate times.
*Supports business operations on projects as needed
*Identifies project risks and/or risks across multiple deliverables and effectively executes project risk mitigation strategies 

OPERATIONAL


*Complies with all relevant SOPs, work programming, time-keeping, iLearns, policies and procedures

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals – both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans – and related benefits such as life assurance – so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in related field
  • Technical knowledge of dynamic transmission modelling and economic modelling, and the ability to provide support and mentoring to junior team members
  • The ability to design conceptual model frameworks, program dynamic transmission models in C++ and R, link these to economic analyses in Excel and to collect and interpret available data, such as sentinel surveillance data, to inform model designs and calibration
  • The ability to prepare study protocols and reports
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to serve as the main point of contact for clients
  • Ability to manage complex projects
  • Ability to lead a project team
  • Excellent organizational skills including strong oral and written English communication skills, coupled with strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task efficiently



ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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