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Manager/Associate Director, HEOR- Oncology Strategy

San Francisco, CA
Start date
May 28, 2024

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us Follow @abbvie onTwitter,Facebook,Instagram,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

Job Description

*Position can sit in our Lake County, IL or Bay Area offices. Manager or Associate Director level depending on experience.

The Associate Director/Manager, HEOR works independently while under the supervision of the Director to develop and execute outcomes research to demonstrate the value of AbbVies products both globally and for the U.S. market. He/She develops outcomes research plans outlining the strategic approach for generating required evidence and research outputs, which may span multiple product / indications. This research includes: creation of economic models (budget impact and cost effectiveness), conduct of claims analyses and observational research studies / analyses, and the development and validation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures, and analyses of PRO data. In addition, he/she leads completion of systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and U.S. / Global evidence dossiers. This is accomplished through cross-functional collaboration with internal groups including Clinical Development and Operations; Epidemiology; Regulatory Affairs; Medical Affairs; Commercial; and Global / Regional Market Access. He/She presents health outcomes research findings internally to AbbVie and externally via the peer-reviewed process. In addition, the Associate Director/Manager builds research relationships with key clinical and outcomes thought leaders, resulting in research collaboration.


  • Develops conceptual framework for economic model and required analysis to populate model
  • Creates and / or manages the creation of the economic model and supporting material
  • Manages creation and revisement of Outcomes Research Plan (e.g., strategic imperatives, value messages, research priorities)
  • Synthesizes data in the creation of value messages for use in dossiers
  • Conducts research gap analysis, drafts / revises protocol synopsis, develops statistical analysis plan for real-world evidence and other outcomes research studies
  • Leads development, validation, submission, licensing, and administration of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) / observational studies
  • Identifies and assesses research gaps and objectives / studies across key partners and therapeutic areas (TAs) to determine appropriate outcomes research strategy, research objectives, studies, and tactical plan
  • Establishes and manages strategy and execution for product / indication Outcomes Research Plan (includes research, dossier, and communication plans) with oversight of the Director
  • Represents Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) on various cross-functional teams (e.g., Brand teams) for multiple product / indications
  • Manages strategy and execution for primary / secondary data collection, economic modeling, and PRO research for multiple product / indications
  • Manages and conducts evidence generation and documentation (e.g., gap analysis strategy, model scope and framework, protocol synopsis, study reports, and stakeholder training and communications)
  • Participates in Advisory Boards and interfaces with top thought leaders to conduct research
  • Develops and manages publication creation, review / approval, submission and presentation of research in peer-reviewed journals and at medical / methodological congresses
  • Provides support to the department on health outcomes technical specialty areas (e.g., economic modeling techniques to ensure health technology assessments (HTAs) needs are met globally, PRO methods, and understanding regulatory requirements to obtain PROs on labels)
  • Helps anticipate and lead development of strategies and tactics to support department operational needs

  • Masters degree/fellowship in health economics or related discipline required, however PhD is preferred. Professional training in a health field (MD, PharmD, etc.) is a plus. Associate Director roles requires at least 3+ years of professional experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Firmly grounded in the scientific fundamentals of one or more of the core HEOR specialties (epidemiology, biostatistics, patient reported outcomes, health services research, economics, clinical practice or behavioral science).
  • Capable of performing health economic projects from inception through publication and application with minimal oversight.
  • Proven track record of strategic thinking, operational excellence and good communication skills.
  • Must be able to develop creative and effective solutions to inter- and intra-project priority conflicts, resource constraints and other problems which may impact project or group goals and deliverables across multiple programs.
  • High goal-orientation with the ability to see solutions rather than problems as projects encounter the inevitable ups and downs associated with new drug development or on-market product support.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes ingood faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individualcompensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/visioninsurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefitsthat are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid andmay be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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