Director - Health Economics and Outcomes Research

PRMA Consulting

PRMA Consulting is an established company specializing in the pricing, reimbursement and market access of pharmaceuticals. We work with our clients to deliver strategic solutions that maximize the market opportunity for their products. This can involve formulating health economic and outcomes strategies (HEOR), and developing and communicating evidence-based value propositions across international healthcare systems.

We are headquartered in the UK, with offices in the UK, US, and Greece, and country experts around the world. Our clients are from the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic companies.

PRMA Consulting provides a stimulating and challenging work environment, and clear career progression for self-motivated talented individuals. We have a strong focus on quality and encourage all our staff to take ownership and responsibility of projects whilst working across and within teams.

We are seeking a Director who will lead on the development, implementation and management of HEOR strategies and research activities. This will include direct line-management responsibility for employees, as well as being involved in hands-on project delivery. The Director will be expected to take a leadership role in the overall strategic direction of the business, development of service offerings and ensuring projects are delivered to the highest technical and strategic levels of quality and insight. The successful candidate will report directly into a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Duties and responsibilities of the role:

Development of HEOR strategies and research plans to develop and communicate evidence-based value propositions internationally. The successful candidates will need deep knowledge of global HTA processes and requirements and methodological/analytic methods to appropriately inform value propositions and support business development discussions. This role will involve account management of the growing client list and client engagement.

Project Management and Project Lead [approximately 40% of role] including managing the day-to-day delivery of multiple, multi-geography and complex projects, client relationships and project teams to time, budget and to the highest quality. When operating in the capacity of Project Lead, development and management of client relationships.

Project work and delivery [approximately 20-30% of role] including hands-on work in multiple, multi-geography and complex projects to deliver high-quality technical and strategic advice.

In general, the role will contribute to the following projects depending on expertise.

  • Economic modelling of burden of illness, cost-effectiveness, and budget impact.
  • Preference elicitation and utility studies.
  • Healthcare resource use and costing studies (including database analysis).
  • Pre-launch and post-launch real-world observational studies.
  • Health Technology Assessment and pricing and reimbursement submissions.
  • HEOR strategy development and clinical trial design.

 Develop internal standards for technical health economics and outcomes research projects, and support development and knowledge sharing amongst the consulting team.

 Education level & qualifications

  • PhD (or significant post-graduate study) in a relevant scientific, medical or economic discipline.
  • Significant experience in HEOR
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

Specific knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated track record of high performance in HEOR, ideally within the consulting or pharmaceutical sector and with client-facing experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in undertaking a broad range of HEOR assessments (including trial and modelling based cost-effectiveness, budget impact, resource use and costing, PRO development)
  • Broad understanding of international health technology assessment and reimbursement processes
  • Outstanding work ethic and commitment to delivering timely high quality work. Proven organisational ability and skills to effectively prioritise competing demands across multiple projects.
  • First-rate written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of project management and line management.
  • Experience presenting papers at national or international conferences.

Technical skills

  • Competence in using analytical software (e.g. TreeAge, WinBUGS, SAS, Simul8, R, Excel, etc.) to undertake decision analysis, meta-analysis, Markov modelling or microsimulation.
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills, preferably including VBA.
  • ITC/NMA capabilities would be an advantage or at least some familiarity with these concepts. 


  • Fleet, Hampshire, UK but will consider remote workers.

Apply for this position: Please forward your CV and a covering letter to

For further details please call us on +44 (0)1252 786284.

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU.

No agencies please.