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Health Economics Research Manager

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Carson City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360--, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI-- tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

Job Description

Are you a Health Economics & Outcomes Research/HEOR professional who enjoys working on data, outcomes, and evidence creation of innovative technologies? Reporting to the Director of Outcomes and Evidence, the Health Economist will support the Guardant INFORM program - a world-class clinical genomic dataset. The successful applicant will have outcomes research and/or health economics background and will support the development of evidence across the spectrum of observational prospective and retrospective research, modelling, generation of novel scientific contributions to the field and academic publishing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to cross-functional team with responsibility for ensuring the successful development and deployment of observational research in Guardant INFORM
  • Contribute to protocol development and operational execution of prospective and retrospective observational research
  • Able to analyze large datasets within standard statistical software packages and prepare materials for presentation to specialist and generalist audiences
  • Experience in health economic modelling is preferred
  • To contribute to the preparation and critique of academic scientific publications
  • To engage with key opinion leaders (clinical, regulatory, and other) in a variety of settings both individually and as part of a team
  • Able to adapt to novel methodological approaches to outcomes research in a rapidly advancing field of study
  • Able to attend conferences and onsite meetings and up to 10% travel required.

    • At least a Master's degree in the relevant field of study (health economics, decision sciences, economics, operational research, statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, or other relevant)
    • Experience in hands-on programming and doing analytical research in a collaborative team/environment.
    • Solid training in cost-effectiveness analyses; proficient in Treeage and/or Crystal ball for decision modeling; hands-on project experience in the decision tree and Markov modeling; knowledge and experience with dynamic modeling are preferred but not required.
    • Strong capability in mining large databases. Experience with large payer/claim data and/or EMR is required.
    • Proficient in R, SAS and/or STATA (certification is desired). Strong skills in descriptive analysis and multivariate modeling. Key statistical programming skills include linear regression, logistic regression, survival analyses, and propensity score matching. Strong skills in graphic interfaces.
    • Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Enjoy collaborative work; a natural team worker but also can work independently.
    • Evidence of original scientific contribution to the field of health economics and/or outcomes research
    • Software skills include Treeage, Excel, R and SAS.

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Doctorate Degrees in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Outcomes Research, Health Services Research, Pharmacy Administration.
      • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies or payer environment is desired
      • Rich project experience in: developing economic models and conducting observational research e.g. in claims data; PRO/HRQOL research including questionnaire design, evaluation, and/or analysis; economic modeling, statistical analysis, and observational research
      • Advanced SAS programming certification
      • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, and have intuition on conducting research; able to execute high quality HEOR projects and get them published in top tier journals.

        Additional Information

        Covid Vaccination Policy: Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant's COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws. An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

        Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

        Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

        To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

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Keywords: Guardant Health, Grand Rapids , Health Economics Research Manager, Executive , Carson City, Michigan

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