Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Health Policy, Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics
Who we are
Roche is the world’s leading research-based healthcare company, providing innovative products to both the Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics industries. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and at Roche, we focus on developing innovative medicines and diagnostic tests that help patients live longer, better lives. More information about Roche can be found here.
Based in a state of the art site in Burgess Hill (15 minutes by train from Brighton), we are giving one graduate the opportunity to work as a Health Economic Student intern, within Roche’s Healthcare Development and Strategic Services (HDSS) team, starting Summer 2018 for a 12-month period.
Roche Diagnostics provides a wide range of products and services to the NHS to help clinicians with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Health Economic Function is responsible for ensuring the value of diagnostics to the patient and healthcare system are clearly demonstrated, to position them at the heart of care pathways and at the forefront of clinicians’ decisions.
This is an excellent opportunity for a Health Economics or Economics (with Health Economics understanding) undergraduate/graduate seeking a 12-month placement.
You will be working at the heart of the Health Economic function and closely to the healthcare development and marketing teams to gain invaluable market access knowledge and expertise. You will be contributing to key projects including value proposition development, health economic research and publications and specific disease-related projects. You will provide support to the wider HDSS and Roche Diagnostics teams across the UK and Ireland.
Other key responsibilities include:
Researching disease areas and understanding the current treatment landscape, including resource use and cost parameters
Analysing, interpreting and potentially training on efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness data
Being an integral part of the NICE liaison work
Developing a range of tools and materials to support market access activities at a national, regional and local level
Leading the implementation of tools and materials to internal and external stakeholders in order to accelerate adoption of our high medical value products
Who you are
We are looking for a flexible, hardworking and highly motivated individual with an inquiring mind. A strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to prioritise and deliver, you can drive change and adoption of new concepts.
In order to be successful in this role you will have excellent computer & web skills, as well as the ability to work reliably and to deadlines. Degree educated in Health Economics or Economics (with Health Economic exposure), you will be a strong communicator, able to work independently and within a team. You will also have the ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and external partners. You will possess an outstanding eye for detail and quality. Knowledge of statistical analysis/modelling software such as SAS, STATA or TreeAge would be an advantage.
Healthcare is personal and it’s about YOU as an individual in your application that will make the difference.
Application closing date: 19th January 2018
Provisional Assessment Centre date: February 2018 (exact date to be confirmed)
To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter to your online application. In addition, we kindly request that you provide a concise answer to the following list of screening questions; please insert your responses within the body of your cover letter. Your overall covering letter should not exceed 2 pages.
Question 1: What was your decision-making process in selecting your current course/degree discipline?
Question 2: Why are you interested in a 12-month student placement at Roche?
Question 3: What skills and experiences do you feel have prepared you for this placement at Roche?
Question 4: What personal qualities will you bring to this placement?
Question 5: What are your main objectives for this placement?
Question 6: What skills or abilities do you hope to develop through our placement programme?
Question 7: Tell me about the interests and activities you undertake when you are not working or studying?
Question 8: If you have a LinkedIn profile, please indicate your LinkedIn public profile address (optional).
At Roche, we are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovation for all. Roche is a company that not only invests in its business – over £6.5 billion in R&D worldwide, including £460 million in the UK alone last year – but equally importantly in its people. All of which has gained Roche 2017 Top Employ...er status in the UK and Europe.
At Roche, you have the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation. We are one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups, and we keep evolving. If you are curious, committed, and determined to make a difference, join us.
Our UK Diagnostics business, headquartered in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, employs approximately 560 highly-skilled individuals. We provide the industry’s broadest range of diagnostics and monitoring products & services, spanning all sectors of the market: from small handheld devices used directly by patients or healthcare professionals, to large diagnostic instruments found in hospital laboratories.