Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics
Health Economists are responsible for the technical development of models within Excel, C++ and R, as well as researching the model inputs and communicating the results in both written and oral format to manufacturers, doctors and specialists. You will be working on a range of model types, including the development of Markov models that are used to demonstrate the impact of the introduction of new interventions to real-world clinical settings and have a direct impact on the success of new drugs in achieving reimbursement on the NHS and elsewhere. Model development can frequently involve fitting distributions and parametric survival curves to clinical data and therefore requires a good knowledge of statistics.
Health Economists work collaboratively with colleagues from across different divisions and will receive both internal and external training tailored to their needs, whether on technical aspects of the role or on effective project management and client communication. You will be joining a small and growing team and therefore will get the opportunity to interact directly with clients extremely quickly. You will be presented with opportunities for development and tailored progression dependent on your prior experience and performance. Costello Medical are currently interested in receiving applications both from individuals without prior experience and those who have previous experience of model-building within the industry or academia. Requirements for the role are outlined below.
A degree level or higher qualification in a relevant discipline (minimum 2.1). Relevant disciplines are those with a considerable technical/mathematical component, such as mathematics, economics, physics or computer science. A postgraduate degree in which modelling or statistics was the principle component would be desirable, although not obligatory
Advanced skills in Excel and a good understanding of statistics. Experience of having applied economic and mathematical modelling techniques in an industry setting would be highly desirable, although is not essential
A high-level of technical and mathematical ability
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to explain complex modelling techniques and results to non-experts
Costello Medical provides scientific support to the healthcare sector in the analysis, interpretation and communication of clinical and health economic data.
Due to growing demand across an increasing range of service offerings and geographies, Costello Medical has grown organically since foundation in 2008 to a team of over 100 based in Cambridge, London, and Singapore. We are now one of the m...ost established independent agencies delivering medical communications and health economic services. Our technical capabilities span medical education, advisory boards, value materials, scientific writing, publication planning, literature reviews, statistics, health economic modelling and health technology assessment.