Allergan Assoc Dir, Health Economics Outcomes Research in Irvine, California

Assoc Dir, Health Economics Outcomes Research

Irvine, California, United States at

Aug 28, 2018Post Date

182582Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Associate Director develops and executes the outcomes research strategy and activities while under the supervision of the (Executive) Director to demonstrate the value of Allergan’s products both globally and for the U.S. market. He/She develops outcomes research plans outlining the strategic approach for generating required evidence and research outputs, which may span multiple product / indications. This research includes: creation of economic models (budget impact and cost effectiveness), conduct of claims analyses and observational research studies / analyses, and the development and validation of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures, and analyses of PRO data. In addition, the Associate Director leads completion of systematic literature reviews, indirect treatment comparisons, and Global evidence dossiers. This is accomplished through cross-functional collaboration with internal groups including Clinical Development Regulatory Affairs; Medical Affairs; Commercial; and Global / Regional Pricing and Reimbursement. He / She must be proficient in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) submission strategies and evidence needs. He/She presents health outcomes research findings internally to Allergan and externally via the peer-reviewed process. In addition, the Associate Director builds research relationships with key clinical and outcomes thought leaders, resulting in research collaborations. Managerial responsibilities include: managing budgets, assisting in the hiring, training, and development of direct report(s) (e.g., Manager, Senior Manager). The Associate Director also serves as a leader within GHEOR for departmental activities and for other internal Allergan initiatives representing the GHEOR department.

The employee must conduct their work activities in compliance with all Allergan internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements. Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements, and objectives.

Main Areas ofResponsibilities

  • Develops conceptual framework for economic model and required analysis to populate model

  • Creates and / or manages the creation of the economic model and supporting materials.

  • Manages creation and revisement of Outcomes Research Plan (e.g., strategic imperatives, value messages, research priorities)

  • Synthesizes data in the creation of value messages for use in dossiers

  • Conducts research gap analysis, drafts / revises protocol synopsis, develops statistical analysis plan.

  • Leads development, validation, submission, licensing, and administration of Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measures for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) / observational studies

  • Identifies and assesses research gaps and objectives / studies across key partners and therapeutic areas (TAs) to determine appropriate outcomes research strategy, research objectives, studies, and tactical plan.

  • Establishes and manages strategy and execution for product / indication Outcomes Research Plan (includes research, dossier, and communication plans) with oversight of the Director/Executive Director

  • Represents Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research (GHEOR) on various cross-functional teams (e.g. Clinical, Commercial, and Medical Affairs) for multiple product / indications.

  • Manages strategy and execution for primary / secondary data collection, indirect treatment comparisons, economic modeling, and PRO research for multiple product / indications

  • Manages and conducts evidence generation and documentation (e.g., gap analysis strategy, model scope and framework, protocol synopsis, statistical analysis plans, study reports, and stakeholder training and communications)

  • Participates in Advisory Boards and interfaces with top thought leaders to conduct research

  • Participation in strategic planning discussions and presentation ofplans to the Global Evidence and Value Team and Functional Area Leads.

  • Participates in cross-functional teams and represents GHEOR

  • Develops and manages publication creation, review / approval, submission and presentation of research in peer-reviewed journals and at medical / methodological congresses

  • Drives translation and quality check of PRO Instrument and Clinical Research Form (CRF)

  • Provides support to the department on health outcomes technical specialty areas (e.g., economic modeling techniques to ensure health technology assessments (HTAs) needs are met globally, PRO methods, and understanding regulatory requirements to obtain PROs on labels)

  • Helps anticipate and lead development of strategies and tactics to support department operational needs

  • Provides TA(s) budget for GHEOR Annual Plan as well as participates in GHEOR annual budget planning meeting

  • Provides support in consolidating the GHEOR Department Budget Planning presentation and may present strategic plans and budget information to the Global Evidence and Value Team and Functional Area Leads.

  • Participates in sub-teams and committees on policy changes that effect health outcomes research



The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

At least 4 years industry related experience in outcomes research with emphasis in two or more of the following areas preferred:

  • Development and / or validation of PRO

  • Analysis of claims databases to assess burden and cost of disease

  • Health economic models to assess the value of medical products

  • People management experience, preferred

Related fields include: Health Services Research, Health Economics / Economics, Psychometrics, Health Policy, Outcomes Research and Pharmacy Administration


  • Master’s degree in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) related field and 5+ years of experience conducting HEOR research

  • PharmD,BS Pharmacy, or MD + Master’s degree in related field and 4+ years ofexperience conducting HEOR research

  • Doctoraldegree and 4+ years of experience conducting HEOR research

Related fields include: Health Services Research, Health Economics / Economics, Psychometrics, Health Policy, Outcomes Research and Pharmacy Administration

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.