Research Principal, Canadian Market Access

Hiring By - Biostaffic



Job Highlights

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Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Cytel, Inc. specializes in the economic evaluation of new medical technologies. Our clients include many of the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers from around the world. Our dedicated staff of full-time employees includes health economists, pharmacologists / pharmacy scientists and market access professionals. This position offers an opportunity to experience the health economics and market access environment on a global level working with multinational pharmaceutical industry players, payers, clinical guidance experts and other consultants from a hands-on perspective.
The Associate Director/Director/Research Principal of Canadian Market Access will play a pivotal role in driving the strategic development and execution of market access strategies for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients seeking successful product launches in the Canadian market. This leadership role requires a deep understanding of the Canadian healthcare system, expertise in HEOR methodologies, and proven experience in engaging with key stakeholders.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
  • Market Access Strategy: Develop and execute comprehensive market access strategies that align with client's business objectives and maximize product reimbursement and uptake in the Canadian market.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, including federal and provincial health authorities, payer organizations, and healthcare providers, to shape favourable market access conditions.
  • HEOR Leadership: Lead HEOR projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams to generate robust evidence through modelling, real-world data analysis, economic evaluations, and patient-reported outcomes studies.
  • Pricing and Reimbursement: Provide strategic input on pricing and reimbursement strategies, ensuring optimal product positioning and negotiation with payers.
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Oversee the preparation and submission of HTA dossiers, addressing requirements of organizations such as CADTH, INESSS, NACI, and federal/provincial payers, and advocating for product acceptance.
  • Team Leadership: Manage a team of market access professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative environment to achieve project goals.
  • Client Collaboration: Act as a trusted advisor to clients, offering strategic insights, market intelligence, and actionable recommendations to support successful market entry.
  • Business Development: Create compelling proposals and presentations to pitch potential partnerships or investment opportunities to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project Management: Ensure projects are executed within timelines and budgets, maintaining high-quality standards and delivering value to clients.
Specific Day-to-day Activities May Include
  • Work as part of Cytel's market access team to perform all projects within the product life cycle, with a strong focus on Canadian market access and HEOR.
  • Prepare and lead client meetings via web conference, and provide regular correspondence throughout the project lifecycle
  • Directly participate in and manage project teams to ensure specified deliverables are developed and undergo appropriate review.
  • Organize, supervise and support the project team to ensure high-quality work, as well as efficient and timely completion of the project
  • Mentor junior team members (guidance on methodological expertise, soft skills and professional development) and ensure employees adhere to company policies and procedures. This includes assisting with hiring and training staff as required.
  • Advanced degree (Ph.D., M.Sc., Pharm.D., or equivalent) in Health Economics, Health Services Research, Pharmacy, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, with a strong focus on Canadian market access and HEOR.
  • Demonstrated expertise in HEOR methodologies, including economic modeling, database analysis, and real-world evidence generation.
  • Proven success in engaging with Canadian payers, health authorities, and stakeholders, with a strong understanding of pricing and reimbursement processes.
  • Strong technical writing, oral communication, and presentation abilities, including potential quality control of analysis.
  • Demonstration of global understanding of projects context, ability to critically review and/or contribute to the development of the project plan, and to follow instructions to achieve project objectives
  • Strong experience of project manager across different project types relevant to the team expertise.
  • Operational and content knowledge/experience across core projects relevant to team and ability to act as the lead analyst and/or project manager on such projects
  • Good oral and written communication skills to ensure appropriate communication with client and team members as well as in providing support
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks and prioritize workload with attention to detail
  • Experience in translating complex methods and approaches internally and in client environments.
  • Experience with resourceful utilization of primary and secondary market research to solve challenging business or public health issues
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical product development and pricing preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills to present information in an engaging, clean, and concise manner
  • Methodical, disciplined, diligent, well-organized, and professional
  • Able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Extremely detail- oriented and efficient
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize assignments
Note: You must live in Canada or the United States. We do not support visa transfers or other requirements.
Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Cytel enables decision-makers in the life sciences to unlock the full potential of their products. From navigating uncertainty to proving value, Cytel’s 30 years of global expertise in consulting, data-driven analytics, and industry-leading software helps biotech and pharmaceutical companies transform intelligence into confident decisions. We have an uncompromising commitment to scientific rigor and high standards of operational excellence, which are channeled through our locations in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Asia. Together, we enable our clients to deliver the therapies that propel humanity forward. Cytel employs a range of data science tools from biostatistics to machine learning to help executives in the life-sciences to make confident decisions powered by data. We are probably best known for being leaders in the field of adaptive clinical trial design, a subset of trial design that uses interim looks to enhance the patient safety and commercial value of pharmaceutical products. We also have specialists in Bayesian statistics, real world evidence, artificial intelligence, health economics, and a number of other research fields to ensure that academic and scientific findings can have impact on industry quickly and seamlessly.
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