Skip to main content
Search roles

Health Economics & Payer Evidence Lead / Director - Oncology

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-092717 Date posted 04/03/2021

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people.

We are currently looking for a Health Economics & Payer Evidence Director to join our Oncology Market Access and Pricing (OMAP) team, supporting our growing oncology pipeline, including assets moving into Phase 3.

The global OMAP team are a team of specialists with many different skills, aligned to a common objective – we lead by shaping the payer environment; build and deliver highly valued market access solutions to unlock the potential of our life changing medicines for patients.

This is accomplished by working with R&D, medical affairs, medical evidence, commercial, local markets and external partners and experts to ensure that credible and timely evidence and insights are available at every stage of the development and commercialisation process.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the payer evidence plan is developed and/or validated at each investment decision, meets the needs of markets and payer archetypes, they are aligned with the clinical, medical and brand strategies, and they are endorsed by all relevant governance bodies

  • Provide payer evidence requirements into the compound development plan, including clinical trials, real world evidence, and post-launch data planning (anticipating key payer requirements) ensuring its implementation/delivery and communication

  • Deliver clear, customer-focused and robust payer evidence and analytic packages, including the Global Reimbursement Dossier

  • Represent the payer perspective on the labelling and regulatory activities team

  • Promote and lead the development of health economic models and payer evidence materials to support brand strategy as well as participate in the cross-functional Payer Team

  • Drive the publication policy to support payer needs, generate peer reviewed scientific publications, as well as effective communication of complex ideas for use with both payers and other stakeholders.

  • Interact with health technology appraisal authorities and key external experts in preparing materials for scientific advice and reimbursement submissions

Essential Requirements

  • Graduate degree in biomedical science, business, quantitative subject areas or economics.

  • Formal post-graduate degree (or equivalent applied work) in health economics or a related quantitative subject area, and work experience in this field.

  • Global payer evidence development and launch experience in oncology (including clinical trial and real world evidence design)

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently

  • Understand and apply different technical approaches

  • Wide understanding of different health care systems and implications on reimbursement and pricing

  • Ability to take people with you and bring the best out of others

Desirable Requirements

  • Ability to communicate technical matters in a clear, compelling and impactful way with others via a range of media (e.g. face to face, teleconferences, video conferences, formal presentations, strong scientific writing for reports, analysis plans and emails).

  • Substantial oncology therapy area experience

  • Experience in working in alliances

We are open to Lead and Director candidates depending on experience



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

10000554 G CDHE Oncology

We’ll keep you up to date

Sign up to be the first to receive job updates.

Interested InSearch for a category and select one from the list of suggestions. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

Glassdoor logo Rated four stars on Glassdoor

Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.