USA Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ
BD&L & Strategic Planning
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Summer, full-time graduate HEOR internship to work on ongoing HEOR projects and initiate new HEOR research studies across oncology and rare disease therapeutics that focus on HEOR value evidence in preparation for launch of new products, and support approved oncology and rare diseases indications. The intern will report to an HEOR director and interface with clinical development, scientific operations, finance, contracting, HEOR project management and other functional groups.
The fellow will receive training and mentorship in the following areas
o Understanding the business application of HEOR research
o Improving research skills
o Gaining project management experience
o Participating in the development of key deliverables including:
- Economic models, AMCP dossier, value proposition slide sets for field medical, documents for use under FDAMA 114, manuscripts, abstracts, congress poster/oral presentations, etc.
This fellowship will provide a qualified graduate student with the opportunity to participate in the development of health economics and outcomes research across the Rare Diseases (Pituitary) and Oncology Franchises at Novartis. This will also include also opportunities for collaboration with a number of external experts in these therapeutic areas.
Research activities may include:
o Completing literature reviews that may inform external presentations as well as economic models.
o Developing repositories of literature on burden of disease, cost-effectiveness and/or relevant policies impacting access and reimbursement of oncology treatment.
o Literature reviews to inform value of oncology therapeutics and HEOR methods
o Methods to develop and assess quality metrics used for physician reimbursement of oncology or rare disease care
o Summarizing literature into PowerPoint presentations and presenting to cross-functional teams
o Developing protocols, statistical analysis plans and publications for health economic and outcomes research projects
o Database analyses
o Developing economic models
o Support evidence, analyses, stakeholder activities and presentations for new value approach
Administrative tasks may include:
o Coordination of HEOR weekly Outcomes Research Review Forum (ORF) including developing ORF agenda, assigning reviewers, participating and taking meeting minutes for ORF review meetings; Documentation of ORF minutes, documents and approvals on SharePoint; QC ORF documentation.
o Facilitate weekly project team meetings and cross-functional communication including scheduling and tracking topics for efficient and timely information exchange throughout HEOR.
o Schedule, participate and take minutes for Access Strategy Team; Manage AST documentation repository on HEOR Sharepoint including uploading and QC.
o Manage Publication Needs Assessment, Publication Tracker, TOV reporting, assist in OSW monthly publication reporting including monthly follow-up which HEOR staff to ensure compliance with HEOR Publication WP
o Update WP documents
o Develop and complete spreadsheets for tracking
o Assist with development of PowerPoints for team presentations
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Masters or at least one year completed in doctoral program in Health Economics and Policy, Health Services Research, Economics or other related area.
Good understanding of HEOR methods including development of economic models, conduct of indirect comparisons analyses, literature reviews, meta-analyses and development of PROs
Ability to assess and summarize health policy and health outcomes literature
Understanding of US health policy
Background in quantitative research (e.g., successful completion in one course in each of the follow disciplines/research techniques in epidemiology, biostatistics, econometrics, pharmacoeconomics, cost-effectiveness models, psychometric analysis, quality-of-life, etc)
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Demonstrated success in working in teams and independently
Experience in using large insurance claims data, understanding of survival analysis, generalized linear model, two-part model, models for count variables is a plus.
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