Associate Director, Scientific & Health Policy Initiatives
February 9, 2018
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Full Time - Experienced
Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Other
4 Year Degree
The Associate Director, Scientific and Health Policy Initiatives, is responsible to manage scientific and health policy initiatives in the medical technology field and develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders to support the Society’s strategic direction and its mission to advance health economics and outcomes research.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ISPOR Medical Technology Initiatives - Responsible for all ISPOR medical technology related activities - Develop medical technology strategic priorities - Maintain an up to date knowledge of trends in the medical technology field - Manage ISPOR medical technology working groups - Develop strong relationship with members, collaborating organizations, and other stakeholders to gain support for group’s goals and to solicit input for new initiatives. - Participate in collaborating organizations initiatives, including presentations as needed. - Seek new contacts and relationship to expand ISPOR’s influence to achieve department or program objectives.
ISPOR Scientific Strategic Development - Significant contributor to the development of department and individual projects’ strategy and budget. - Lead activities and initiatives to achieve agreed upon objectives and timelines while adhering to budgets. - Maintain an up to date knowledge of trends and good practices in HEOR, and membership engagement. - Manage ISPOR groups developed scientific articles and books. - Collaborate with the meetings-program department to review and evaluate abstracts for all ISPOR Meetings. - Collaborate with publications department on submissions of working groups scientific articles and books - Collaborate with marketing and communications department to promote scientific and health policy products and initiatives. - Train and supervise managers, interns in ISPOR policies and staff liaison duties
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS) - Bachelor’s in science, pharmacy or other health care-related field required, Master Degree preferred. - 5+ years of experience in medical technology research (devices, diagnostics) or health care - Knowledge of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) preferred - Strategic and operational approach, strong analytical and critical thinking skills - Highly professional, member service driven with evidence of being able to communicate effectively with high level government officials, senior scientists, clinicians, policy makers, and leading members of the public from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds. - Highly motivated and proactive. Experience working with volunteers is strongly preferred - Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, results oriented. - Ability to record and synthesize information and compose reports. - Excellent editing, proof-reading and writing skills. - Strong project management skills and attention to detail. - Public speaking ability and good presentation skills. - Experience with program, content, or/and project management required. - Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new equipment platforms. - Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with precision and effectiveness across levels and functions. - Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills. - Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to the mission of ISPOR.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. - Travel Required, expectation is 5 - 7 times per year including international travel
ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), is an international, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit dedicated to advancing HEOR excellence to improve decision making for health globally. The Society is the leading source for scientific conferences, peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed publications, good practices guidance, education, collaboration, and tools/resources in the field.ISPOR’s community of more than 20,000 individual and chapter members from 120 countries includes a wide variety of health care stakeholders, including researchers, academicians, regulators and assessors, public and private payers, health care providers, industry, and patient representatives. The Society’s leadership has served as an unbiased resource and catalyst for innovation in the field for more than 20 years.