Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Health Policy, Pricing & Reimbursement
The Research Director will conceptualize, plan, implement, monitor, and coordinate projects consistent with CMTP’s mission, and relevant especially to CMTP’s program areas of Green Park Collaborative and Scientific Advice, plus other areas as needed.
Key types of projects include:
Green Park Collaborative’s multi-stakeholder initiatives in partnership with academic, patient groups, professional societies, drug, diagnostics, or device companies, or others, to address current challenges in clinical evidence development (identifying and prioritizing evidence gaps, developing core outcome sets, addressing a lack of clarity on evidence standards for payer/health technology assessor decision-making, promoting clarity on patient-important evidence needs for new technologies, etc.)
Conducting evidence reviews and providing technical guidance to early stage drug, diagnostic, and device manufacturers on clinical studies and outcomes needed for demonstration of effectiveness.
Other program area projects could include original research on stakeholder engagement and other topics of relevance to improving the quality, relevance, and efficiency of clinical research and its adoption into clinical care.
Project development – seek promising new opportunities for grants, contracts, and collaborative endeavors consistent with CMTP’s mission and program areas; identify and assess potential new project opportunities for feasibility and appropriateness; engage with prospective project partners and stakeholders (including prospective project sponsors) to discuss and refine project ideas; perform substantive conceptualization, design, and write-up of proposals
Project direction – provide conceptual and technical leadership in carrying projects to successful completion; work closely with Green Park Program Manager to direct staff activities; review staff work products to assure high standards; interface effectively with external collaborators, sponsors, and stakeholders; manage project progress and financial status, assuring successful completion of projects, on time and on budget
Project consultation and participation – work effectively and constructively as a technical consultant or team member on projects led by others, possibly including projects led by junior staff members; make high-quality contributions and create work products as needed to achieve project goals successfully
Stakeholder engagement – consult with a wide range of stakeholders for perspective on projects, carefully weighing feedback from patients, clinicians, payers, regulators, health technology assessors, guideline developers, methodologists, industry representatives, and others who have a stake in producing information to inform clinical and policy decision-making
Staff development – seek meaningful opportunities for staff to grow professionally through project assignments; provide constructive feedback; solicit junior staff opinions and be willing to accept well-reasoned suggestions and constructive feedback; hold staff to a high level of professionalism; lead by example by maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics, work quality, and office conduct. Position may be assigned one or more direct reports, but senior staff is expected to assist and guide more junior members on projects, regardless of formal reporting relationships.
Scholarly and other output – prepare high-quality manuscripts for publication, white papers, conference presentations, give short courses, and use other outlets for dissemination of work products and building of professional reputation, as appropriate
Act as effective ambassador for CMTP, explaining to outsiders CMTP’s mission, impact goals, major programs and how they can get involved with the organization
Demonstrate CMTP’s core values: Impact, Excellence, Collaboration, Knowledge, and Innovation.
Analysis – Develops solutions to highly complex problems that require significant ingenuity, innovation, and creativity
Strategic competence – Sets strategy for research or programmatic area, ensuring consistency with organizational objectives, and develops processes required for implementation
Consistency and Reliability – Maintains consistent and reliable work patterns, with consistently high-quality output
Project Management – Establishes and routinely reassesses staff assignments, work load, and schedule according to available resources and required deliverables
Effective time management -- ability to work to deadlines and keep others on task
Judgment and Decision Making - Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
Active Listening - Gives full attention to what others say, takes time to understand the points being made, asks questions as appropriate, is open to ideas and suggestions from all team members
Verbal Communication - Conveys information and ideas effectively; communicates with team members consistently and respectfully
Written Communication - Conveys information and ideas clearly and effectively in high-quality English-language prose; understands information and ideas presented through written English-language communications
Problem Sensitivity – Discerns when problems exist or are likely to occur and reacts appropriately; works to diffuse interpersonal tensions; addresses problems promptly
Team Collaboration – Works effectively, cohesively, thoughtfully with co-workers and other stakeholders; seeks input from team members on best way to design and carry out projects
About Center for Medical Technology Policy
The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit working to improve clinical evidence by shaping research standards and methods; improving methods for stakeholder engagement; reducing barriers to pragmatic and real-world evidence-gathering; and building consensus on evidence needed for coverage, reimbursement, and other policies. We are a mission-driven group seeking highly motivated, talented individuals to join us in improving clinical evidence for better care and policy decisions. Leadership positions at CMTP require people who can see the “big picture” even when deep in the details; they can communicate with a broad range of stakeholders, from world-class researchers to everyday patients; they thrive in team-based settings; they are effective shepherds of both talent and resources. Our leaders seek: impact, excellence, collaboration, knowledge, and innovation.