Health Economics & Outcomes Research Jobs

ProClinical's HEOR recruitment specialists are seeking candidates with experience in health economics, outcomes research and/or market access for a variety of positions ranging from head of global pricing, epidemiology and modelling specialist roles to market access managers and health economist jobs.

Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), sometimes known as pharmacoeconomics, is one of the fastest growing areas within the pharmaceutical industry, providing a diverse range of new and exciting roles. The purpose of HEOR is to demonstrate the value of a medicine, and gain patient access by presenting data and research to key industry stakeholders that proves the effectiveness of the drug.

The most common route into a health economics job is to gain experience working for a consultancy company, often starting as an Analyst and progressing to a Consultant position.  There is huge potential for career development in this field, and ProClinical places people across a broad spectrum of roles.

If you’re looking to climb the career ladder and take on a new challenge, ProClinical regularly receives new health outcomes jobs from more than 250 smaller pharmaceutical companies through to the larger, well-recognised brands. We help narrow your search and find the most suitable match in line with your career goals.

A health economics salary can vary greatly depending on the position and the amount of experience that you have. To find out what you could earn, use our salary calculator to check average salaries for your current or desired health economics job.

What do HEOR jobs involve?

In broad terms, they involve the study of economic and quality-of-life data collected from clinical trials, to profile the value of a drug and to show that it works effectively to treat a disease.  This data is presented to doctors, patients, key opinion leaders and regulators to show the value of the drug and to help obtain access for patients.  

HEOR jobs often work closely with market access and pricing & reimbursement departments. This is because they use health economics and health outcomes data to gain entry to the market and secure optimal pricing and reimbursement for a drug.

What qualifications and experience are required?

Although there are several routes into the field, candidates looking to pursue a career in HEOR usually have a Master’s Degree in Health Economics or a related field, such as Public Health. In the UK, York and Sheffield universities are recognised as offering the most prestigious courses; in Europe, the universities of Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lyon and Bologna have an excellent reputation for offering courses in Health Economics. 

Good analytical, project management and communication skills are highly advantageous when entering the health economics field. Having a natural understanding of numbers and figures is also important.

How can we help?

Given that HEOR is a field of growing importance, candidates with the right skillset are in high demand.  With this in mind, ProClinical welcomes the chance to speak with candidates who have the necessary skills and experience.  We specialise in filling positions within health economics such as epidemiologist jobs and research positions, through to health economist roles. We aim to assist as much as possible in giving candidates the best opportunity to make a difference within the industry.

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