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Associate Director, Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research (GHEOR)

United States - California - Santa MonicaMarket Access & Health EconomicsRegular

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We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as an Associate Director. Primarily, this position will be responsible for the development of global Health Economic and Outcomes Research (HEOR) strategies and tactical execution of YESCARTA launch indications and lifecycle management, managing HEOR projects from inception to completion for all phases of research. Your role will encompass research design, project management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of HEOR evidence, and the communication of appropriate HEOR key value messages. You will collaborate cross-functionally with Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Government Affairs, Legal & Regulatory, and other Commercial functions, as well as collaborate with external KOLs and decision-makers. This position sits on the global HEOR team reporting to the global head of HEOR. The roles is based in Santa Monica, CA.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supports the development of evidence to establish the clinical, economic, and patient centered value propositions related to YESCARTA launch indications and lifecycle management.
  • Supports the development of systematic literature reviews, meta-analysis, indirect treatment comparisons, real-world outcomes studies including registries and claims data, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) studies, cost-effectiveness and budget impact models, and other studies to support evidence generation for value prop and core value dossier
  • Manages budgets and timelines for vendor activities in support of our evidence generation activities
  • Interfaces with cross-functional partners in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance, and Commercial in the development of HEOR strategy and evidence generation
  • Represents Kite for HEOR-related activities at external professional, scientific meetings and forums
  • Collaborates with internal and external experts in the execution of studies and implementation of field-based, customer-focused initiatives (e.g., models, scientific communications, slide kits, formulary/regulatory dossiers)
  • Provides internal training on HEOR methodologies and data results to key internal colleagues
  • Works closely with scientific communications, publications and other home office and field colleagues to ensure scientific conference material is appropriate, relevant and accurate
  • Incorporates HEOR and PRO components into clinical studies and collect RWE
  • Creates study concept documents, protocols, analysis plans, and final study reports, as well as draft manuscripts for studies which include HEOR/PRO components
  • Develops health economic analyses and/or economic models to assess cost-effectiveness, clinical practice, and/or burden of illness within Kite’s clinical trial design and study results, or external databases, or from scientific literature
  • Works with Medical Affairs to help influence Phase IV clinical trial design, inclusion of appropriate value endpoints/metrics, data analysis and publications, as appropriate. Manage external HEOR consulting companies

Basic Qualifications:

  • MA/MS and 8 years of experience OR
  • BA/BS and 10 years of experience OR
  • High school diploma and 14 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced degree in the life sciences (PharmD, PhD, MD) or dual degree in related scientific field; will also consider a MS in an outcomes-related field (e.g., Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Economics, and Pharmacy Administration), a PharmD with HEOR-related education and/or Fellowship experience, or an MPH/MS who has strong relevant experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in the industry, specifically in health economics and outcomes research, with clinical background or research experience necessary to support U.S. Market Access
  • Presentation and strong research experience with Market Access customers
  • Prior corporate experience in hematology/oncology therapeutic area is highly preferred
  • Experience with patient reported outcomes (PROs) and/or economic modeling is preferred
  • Experience with clinical/outcomes research applied to retrospective and prospective HEOR research
  • Experience influencing strategy with internal and external customer audiences
  • Significant experience in analyzing claims databases and EMRs to assess the burden of disease


  • Superior technical reading, writing and verbal communication skills with proficiency in communicating clinical technical information to varied internal and customer audiences
  • Strong research design, modeling, and analytic skills
  • Refined methodological, quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong track record in HEOR study methodology, statistics, data reporting and resource development
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a large number of complex projects
  • High level strategic thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong presentation and leadership skills
  • Significant knowledge of U.S. Market Access environment
  • Highly motivated to function proactively, operate with a sense of urgency, bring tasks to completion
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as a key contributor to multi-departmental teams simultaneously