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Asc. Dir., Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Date: Apr 27, 2019

Location: Stamford, CT, US, 06901

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

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Purdue Pharma L.P. develops and provides prescription medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications and technologies through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

Job Summary

  • Developing health economics and outcomes research strategy; designing, conducting, and reporting on high quality studies for Purdue’s rapidly diversifying pipeline, currently marketed products and development compounds in oncology and select CNS areas such as insomnia, ADHD, and non-opioid pain treatments.
  • Developing and submitting scientific publications, payer presentations, and other documents for epidemiology, health outcomes, and health economic studies.
  • Representing the department and Purdue on various internal and external groups, including cross-departmental collaborations, interactions with regulatory authorities, professional society initiatives, cross-industry collaborations, interactions with non-governmental organizations, and others.


Will collaborate on teams with colleagues in MASR, other departments within the company, and key medical and scientific opinion leaders to develop, execute, and report on health economics, outcomes research and epidemiologic studies, including:

  • Population characterization and treatment utilization studies to understand unmet medical need and support the benefit-risk assessment of products, including among special populations.
  • Health economic and outcomes research studies utilizing Real-World Evidence (RWE) to demonstrate value for new and existing products.
  • Research to validate Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and other outcomes for use in studies targeted at regulators, payers, and healthcare providers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to strategic planning, protocol development, initiation and monitoring of studies, including health economics, epidemiology, and health outcomes, for both pipeline and marketed products.
  • Develop and conduct RWE/observational research, including database studies and surveys, in special populations as aligned with medical affairs objectives.
  • Use epidemiologic and health outcomes research to contribute to disease understanding for targeted indications, comorbid conditions and adverse events for marketed and development products.
  • Develop, write, review, and submit scientific publications and other written documents for ongoing and completed studies.
  • Present findings from research studies to internal and external audiences, including regulators, HCPs, payors, and the scientific community through publications and presentations.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced science degree required (PhD, MD, PharmD, or Master’s Degree in related scientific/health field).
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in health economics, epidemiology, or outcomes research in an academic, clinical, consulting, or industry setting. This should include experience with observational and clinical study design and analysis.
  • Experience designing and conducting observational analyses in healthcare claims and national surveillance databases.
  • A history of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or other scientific writing examples.
  • Experience with FDA/regulatory interactions including preparation for meetings and briefing documents.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication and presentation skills, strong personal integrity, teamwork abilities, and a customer focus are necessary.
  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and work effectively in a constantly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with key external stakeholders (policy makers, payers, providers, other healthcare companies).
  • Disease state knowledge in Purdue therapeutic areas of interest a plus (e.g., Sleep, ADHD, Pain, Oncology).

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Training or experience in observational studies or epidemiology, including study design.
  • Training or experience with epidemiologic databases, claims data, and other public/private data sources for HEOR research.
  • Excellent communication skills for both written and verbal presentation.
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical development, including clinical terminology and basic understanding of regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Knowledge of health policy and survey design would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of programming language (eg, SAS, R, SPSS) a plus.
  • Strong computer skills with application of WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent team collaboration skills.
  • Decisive, organized and ability to prioritize.
  • Committed to ethics and scientific standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)

Additional Information

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

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