Senior Advisor/Director Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – Oncology

Eli Lilly

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

The demand for high quality health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) and real-world evidence (RWE) to support drug development, health technology assessment/access decisions, product differentiation, and clinical decision making continues to increase. The purpose of the Lilly Value, Evidence, and Outcomes (VEO) team is to accelerate equitable patient access and transform healthcare delivery through the execution and communication of bold, high impact science. We are looking for talented, energetic, creative, diverse, influential, and collaborative team members to join the VEO function and Team Lilly. 

The VEO-International HTA scientist will provide strategic insight/leadership into the HTA needs for Lilly’s oncology portfolio. The scientist will use their knowledge of health outcomes disciplines, therapeutic area knowledge of oncology, understanding of drug development and commercialization, and geographic market knowledge in the role. Project ownership and execution is required. The scientist may have duties ranging from developing and articulating product value propositions, health outcomes research strategy, evaluation of clinical, economic and /or patient reported outcomes methodologies, real world evidence generation and differentiation strategies using HEOR research. 

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Drives sustained integration of HTA from early clinical development through commercialization depending on focus of role. 
  • Develops and oversees HTA strategy for compounds in the Lilly portfolio in the relevant therapeutic area(s). 
  • Serves as a strategic partner on lead/core teams throughout development and/or commercialization 
  • Formulates and drives HTA deliverables, for priority products and geographies. 

Project Development and Execution 

  • Develops bold high impact science for products across the lifecycle, to influence and support reimbursement and access needs for Lilly products in support of improving patient outcomes. 
  • Applies technical expertise appropriate for the role (e.g., with depth in systematic review and network meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and other value assessments) within a therapeutic area. 
  • Applies disease state knowledge and research methods to generate HTA deliverables for registration, pricing, reimbursement, access and other external stakeholders such as health care practitioners. 

Organizational Leadership and Influence 

  • Links technical expertise with business acumen and establishes and maintains strategic relationships with key internal and external decision makers. 
  • Effectively leads HEOR evidence planning and implementation in collaboration with cross-functional teams across the development and commercialization lifecycle teams. 
  • Effectively integrates with and influences key business partners and external stakeholders to achieve goals and outcomes 

Information Dissemination 

  • Effectively communicates HEOR evidence to internal business partners, the scientific community, and customers. 
  • Drives dissemination strategies and leads research communication efforts including abstracts, posters, podium presentations, promotional materials, and manuscripts. 
  • Plan for, align, and drive application of results/ deliverables to increase the impact of HEOR evidence. 

Environmental Awareness 

  • Maintains awareness of significant developments in disease states in the Lilly portfolio and HEOR field including current access and reimbursement policies, methodologies and applications and other issues as appropriate for the position. 
  • Anticipates and evaluates future market needs and trends for HEOR information within pertinent therapeutic area and geography of interest. 
  • Monitors and influences internal and external environmental factors that shape and impact generation and use of HEOR evidence. 

Project Management 

  • Ensures HTA projects meet timelines, budget, quality, and scope by coordinating research efforts with cross-functional Lilly business partners and external collaborators as appropriate. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements: 

  • Doctorate (PhD, MD) OR PharmD/MS degree with significant experience in creating, executing, and delivering outcomes strategies/projects. 
  • Proven track record in leading HEOR evidence supporting pricing, reimbursement and access activities for successfully launched products. 
  • Substantial experience in designing innovative and/or applying advanced methods for HEOR evidence. 
  • Strong comprehension and communication skills including the ability to translate and disseminate complex scientific information in a clear and concise manner 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and collaborate within and across teams 

Additional Preferences/Information: 

  • Understanding of health care systems in at least one of Europe and/or Asia 
  • Understanding of and experience with health care delivery models and clinical research 
  • Technical and analytic capabilities in the following areas: health outcomes research, health economics, patient focused outcomes, burden of disease, epidemiology, statistics, health care policy 
  • Demonstrated ability to drive research agendas to completion and dissemination 
  • Ability to think and act globally with a customer focus and a solution orientation 
  • Creative thinking and ability to lead the generation of innovative approaches to real world evidence 
  • Able to work within the demands of dynamic environment. 

Additional Information: 

  • Location is flexible in desired geography (Europe) 
  • Domestic and international travel may be necessary. 

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