The Office of Health Economics (www.ohe.org) wishes to recruit an experienced, well-qualified, and highly motivated economist for the role of Director of the OHE. The current Director is looking to retire as Director in 2018 and will support a smooth transition for the new incumbent.As well as providing leadership to the OHE, the Director should be a thought leader in one or more relevant areas of research, with a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals on economic issues. Managerial experience within a research and/or consultancy setting in the health and/or life sciences sector is essential, combined with a track record winning and managing large research grants and/or consulting projects. They should also be a strong contributor to debates about policy in the healthcare environment and to the life sciences environment in which the UK and global pharmaceutical industry operates. OHE operates in the interaction between academia, industry and health care, and the OHE Director needs credibility in all three fields.
The Office of Health Economics (OHE) was established by the ABPI in 1962, and has grown to become a leading centre for academic health economics and health policy research and consultancy, working with clients around the world. It is a not-for-profit registered charity, with a consulting subsidiary.
OHE’s work covers a broad range of analyses into the economics and policy of: the pharmaceutical and other life sciences industries; health care systems; and health technology assessment.
The Director is a senior post and candidates must be:
· An established Thought Leader in one or more of OHE’s research areas;
· Effective team leadership and motivational skills ;
· Excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate ideas whilst inspiring confidence in the material covered;
· Research – a track record of winning and managing large research projects (e.g. ≥ £250,000)
· Consultancy and project management experience – a track record of selling and managing substantial projects to successfulcompletion (e.g. ≥ £250,000)
· A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals on economic issues;
· Intellectual ability to take up visiting academic positions in health economics;
· Ability to discuss economic issues authoritatively with the leading academic health economists in the UK and internationally, and with UK and global policy makers, opinion leaders and senior UK and global industry executives in each of three distinct but related intellectual disciplines in economics; economics of the pharmaceutical industry; health care system performance; health technology assessment
· Ability to write well and to review, critically appraise and edit the written work of others in all areas of OHE and OHE consultancy including work for the ABPI.
· In-depth knowledge of the NHS and / or other healthcare systems with senior level interaction;
· 1st or upper second undergraduate degree with a major economics content and postgraduate qualification (preferably a PhD) with a substantial health economics and/or business content.
For further details please contact Claire Green at the OHE, Southside, 7th Floor, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT, UK; email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)20 7747 8855.
Your interest will be treated in complete confidence.
Applications must be received by Friday December 8th 2017
Please note that the recruitment process is being handled by Whitstone Rossiter Partners Ltd, a specialist life sciences executive search firm. Should we wish to progress with your application, we will ask you to agree to be contacted by them.
Please note that the UK government enforces restrictions on granting non-European Economic Area citizens the right to work in the UK. If you are not an EEA citizen, please specify in your application if you currently have the right to work in the UK.
OHE became a registered Charity in December 2016 (registration number 1170829).
OHE has over 50 years’ experience of conducting high quality research on the economics of innovation and the life sciences industry, the organisation and financing of health care, and the role for outcomes research and health technology assessment. We hope that our new charity status will enable us to work better with... key stakeholders and widen our client base, particularly increasing our reach to the third sector and other charities.
To advance the education of the public in general/health care payers/policy makers (and particularly patients and healthcare professionals) on the subject of health economics and healthcare policy.
Activities in furtherance of this will include, in particular but not exclusively:
promotion of evidence-based health care policy, by carrying out research on the economics of health, health care systems and the life sciences industry;
promotion of effective and efficient use of health care resources, by advancing the use of economic approaches to support decision making; and
the facilitation of decision making and awareness of health care policy issues, by encouraging debate and dissemination of relevant health economics research.
For the avoidance of doubt, the terms “health economics” shall mean the application of economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision making by people, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care.