Manager, HTA & Evidence Based Medicine Job

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Hoddesdon, ENG, GB

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Requisition ID: OUT000614

Manager, HTA & Evidence Based Medicine


MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.



MSD’s Global Human Health (GHH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The division is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing MSD's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide. 



One of our group has moved on to another role within the organisation and we are seeking a replacement Health Technology Assessment and Evidence Based Medicine (HTA & EBM) Manager. The role will be office based and there will be close working with both the HTA&OR team as well as the relevant cross-functional brand team(s). The HTA & OR Team is responsible for gaining National Access and supporting local and regional access for our medicines, primarily by managing all submissions made to UK HTA Agencies (NICE, SMC, and AWMSG), as well as supporting the Irish business, the team develops submissions which apprise the agencies about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of new and existing MSD medicines enabling decisions to be made around NHS resource allocation. The recommendations that these agencies make are pivotal as to whether our drugs are able to be prescribed by physicians for those patients who would benefit from them. The team is made up of people who are either HTA & OR (health economists) or HTA & EBM (clinical data analysis/synthesis) by background.


The Team also plays a pivotal role in supporting marketing access strategies below the national level through the development of appropriate tools and resources.


Position overview: 


The HTA (EBM) Manager is responsible for: 

  • Writing clinical efficacy and safety sections of selected HTA submissions to a high quality and in a timely manner.

  • Day to day project management of selected HTA submissions.

  • Managing relationships with designated National HTA Agencies

  • Co-ordinating company responses to COF, QOF, Quality Standards and Guideline reviews.

  • Developing network meta-analyses, mixed treatment comparisons, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and adjusted indirect comparisons to peer reviewed publication standard.

  • Co-ordination of Horizon Scanning activities for designated Business Unit(s) &/or Therapy area(s).

  • Ensuring that PIII trial programmes for new products reflect UK needs.

  • Identifying the need for Real World Evidence generation and subsequent development of proposals/protocols. 

  • Contributing to the development of methodological expertise within the Group/Company. 


Education and Skills Required 

  • Science Degree preferred. 

Minimum Experience Required* 

  • Experience in writing clinical/scientific dossiers. 

Skills/Knowledge Required* 

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Excellent written and data analysis skills.

  • Good knowledge of clinical documentation.

  • Ability to manage network analyses, mixed treatment comparisons, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 

Skills/Knowledge Preferred 

  • Some knowledge of health economics.

  • Previous experience of working on HTA/Clinical Guidelines or similar projects.


Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



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