Senior Health Economist

Cambridge, UK, London, UK

We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2021, including September, and throughout 2022, including January, April, July and September. Additional start dates may also available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Please note that most of our new recruits will be based in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge, however we have a small number of opportunities available at our London office.

We are primarily recruiting for this role as a full-time position, however, candidates seeking a part-time role of no less than 30-hours per week can also be considered.

About the Role

Do you have experience of successfully conceptualising, developing and communicating health economic models that demonstrate the value of new healthcare interventions? Do you enjoy building and maintaining client relationships? Are you looking to join a growing company offering excellent career prospects? Costello Medical are growing quickly through demand from both new and existing clients and therefore have excellent opportunities for candidates with prior industry experience, ideally within a pharmaceutical, medical devices or medical consulting company, to play an important role in ensuring our continued reputation for quality and positively impacting the future development of our team.

As a Senior Health Economist, you will play a key role within project teams working alongside a Project Manager to ensure work is delivered to an exceptionally high quality and in line with client expectations. This includes providing strategic advice to clients from model conceptualisation through to building of the model and interpretation of the results. Senior Health Economists are central to the quality control of the project as well as the successful mentoring and career development of the colleagues with whom they work. Technical review of work and training of Health Economists through the provision of constructive feedback are important parts of the role. In addition to helping define our project approach and reviewing work of colleagues, the ideal candidate will also be expected to deliver technical work themselves; they will therefore have the opportunity to progress their own technical modelling skills.

Our Health Economics team deliver modelling projects to a broad range of pharmaceutical, medical devices companies and public sector and non-profit clients. You will be expected to work across different accounts spanning multiple disease areas and therefore should be able to familiarise yourself with new areas quickly.

You will also play a key role in contributing to business development by developing and maintaining excellent client relationships and identifying opportunities to provide additional services to clients within projects. There may also be opportunities to line manage and mentor our Health Economist Interns.

Senior Health Economists are supported to progress to the Consultant Health Economist role, and this can typically be achieved in one to two years. As a Consultant Health Economist, you would have full responsibility for client management on your projects, including budgeting and business development. In addition to technical project delivery, you would line manage team members and have internal responsibilities spanning areas such as recruitment and training.

About You

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic, with a strong and demonstrable background in the HEOR sector. You will take pride in producing exceptionally high-quality work and will relish the opportunity to build successful client relationships. You will identify and capitalise on opportunities to go above and beyond for clients and exceed their expectations wherever possible. You will be someone who has a genuine desire to play an active role in the development of our growing team. You will enjoy using your experience to train and mentor others and will be skilled at delivering effective feedback to support your colleague’s professional development.

You will thrive in a fast-paced environment, be highly organised and able to manage project timelines across multiple projects. You will be willing to step up and support your project team as needed.

This role is suited to those who have professional experience, of typically no less than two years, in applying economic and mathematical modelling techniques within an industry setting, ideally within a pharmaceutical, medical devices or consulting company. Specifically, we are looking for candidates with experience:

  • Working directly with clients from project initiation to completion
  • Leading a project team, including delegating tasks and managing the time of others

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline (minimum 2.1). Relevant disciplines are those that demonstrate a high level of technical and mathematical ability, such as mathematics, economics, physics or computer science. Formal degree-level or higher (i.e. postgraduate) training in statistics or modelling is desirable, though not required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to explain complex modelling techniques and results to non-experts
  • Advanced skills in Excel and VBA
  • The ability to use your initiative and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within project teams
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to respond to changing deadlines

Desirable requirements for the role:

  • Prior experience of having mentored others in any setting is desirable
  • Experience with other software (such as R, C++, SAS) is desirable. A willingness to learn new technical and programming skills is important for the role

What We Offer

We offer a competitive starting salary of between £42,000 – £46,000 depending on previous experience. Discretionary cash bonuses and promotions are considered twice a year. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you would be suited to the Senior Health Economist role and why you would like to join Costello Medical.

Please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@costellomedical.com if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

We can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates for our Senior Health Economist vacancy. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK within your application, however this will have no impact on the processing of your application.

COVID-19 Response

Our teams in the UK and Singapore are following local government guidance and are currently working remotely. Our US office is open in a safe, socially distanced and controlled way following a period of remote working. Exceptional customer service remains one of our core principles, so we are committed to supporting our clients and operating as normal throughout this period.

Please note that we are also still welcoming applications for our open positions, across all roles and locations. Interviews are being conducted by Microsoft Teams and we are welcoming new employees remotely or in the office, depending on location, with virtual induction sessions including all our new starters.

For information please email recruitment@costellomedical.com.

Career Profile

To learn more about the tailored career progression we offer at Costello Medical, please click here to reach out Naomi’s experience of transitioning to the Consultant Health Economist role after joining the company as a Health Economist Intern in 2018.