Two year, full-time Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HE&OR) Fellowships to provide training and hands-on experience in a broad-range of health economics and outcomes research opportunities. These two-year fellowships will allow the fellow to gain proficiency in the field of health economics, outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness research as conducted in academic, managed care, hospital, health policy, and/or pharmaceutical industry settings.
The fellow will spend first year of fellowship at an academic institution and second year at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in East Hanover, New Jersey. The objective of the first year is to educate the fellow on general principles and methods applied in health economics and outcomes research. Concurrently, the fellow will participate in ongoing outcomes research projects at the first year fellowship site. While at Novartis during second year, fellows will participate in health economics and outcomes research projects and gain experience in how a pharmaceutical manufacturer uses clinical, economic, and humanistic data to support the development and commercialization of its products, with potential opportunities in neuroscience, respiratory, dermatology, cardiovascular, and transplant franchises.
Specifically, the fellowship will provide experience in:
Business application of HE&OR research
Research skills through the execution of HE&OR research studies, including study methodology
Research activities may include literature reviews within a specified disease or therapeutic area, development of economic models, medical chart review studies, patient surveys, database analyses, burden of illness studies, PRO development
Project management experience
Networking and collaboration with internal stakeholders, such as Market Access, Clinical Development, Medical, Marketing, and Health Policy
Three 2-year Outcomes Research Fellowship positions are available in 2018-2020: Novartis/Jefferson College of Population Health (1 position), Novartis/Scott & White Health Plan/University of Texas at Austin (1 position), and Novartis/University of Maryland (1 position).
An advanced degree in pharmacy (Pharm D.), health services research, public health, economics, epidemiology, pharmacy administration, or a related discipline.
A background in pharmacy or medicine
Experience in outcomes research, health economics, or another related field of research preferred.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Demonstrated success in working in teams and independently.
Application Materials Required:
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of intent (make specific to top choice)
• Three letters of recommendation (must be forwarded directly by the authors of these letters)
• Official academic transcript(s) (must be forwarded directly from the Registrar’s Office)
Please email or send the required application materials by December 10, 2017 to:
Health Economics & Outcomes Research Fellowship
One Health Plaza, Building 125/2416A, East Hanover, NJ 07936
Please note that this position requires appropriate authorization for US employment for the entire fellowship period.
The fellowship positions differ by first year site, requirements, and type of experience offered. Compensation includes a competitive stipend, basic medical insurance, holiday and vacation time, plus other benefits associated with each specific academic / managed care institution. If granted an interview, candidates will be expected to rank programs by interest. Novartis will try to accommodate interviews with each candidate's top 2 preferences.
3 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Novartis is a global healthcare company that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. We use science-based innovation to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. We also aim to provide a shareholder return that rewards those who invest their money, time and ideas in our company.