2024 Summer Intern - Health Economics And Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Hiring By - Biostaffic


Carlsbad, California - United States

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed


Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. For more than 30 years, Ionis has been the leader in RNA-targeted therapy, pioneering new markets and changing standards of care with our novel antisense technology. Ionis currently has three marketed medicines and a premier late-stage pipeline highlighted by industry-leading cardiovascular and neurological franchises. Our scientific innovation began and continues with the knowledge that sick people depend on us, which fuels our vision to become the undisputed leader in genetic medicine, utilizing a multi-platform approach to discover, develop and deliver life-transforming therapies.
As the first company to fully harness the power of RNA technology for human therapeutics, Ionis’ platform continues to revolutionize drug discovery and transform lives for patients with unmet needs. We are building upon our innovative research and drug development excellence to provide greater value to patients, and we are well positioned financially to deliver on our strategic goals.
Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together a diverse group of individuals with different skill sets and perspectives into this creative environment to be part of a productive and inclusive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.
Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)
A key focus of the Ionis pipeline program are pediatric neuropathies, particularly rare diseases such as Alexander’s Disease (AxD), MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome, and Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD). The summer intern will aid in the development of the value-evidence strategy for this program by engaging in three related projects:
  • The development of a comprehensive literature review examining the burden of these diseases to the health system, patients and their families.
  • Examining the evidence gaps that exist in communicating the value of effective treatment of these conditions to US insurers and payer authorities in Canada and Europe.
  • Aiding in the launch of a novel project to describe the burden of these conditions by leveraging artificial intelligence in the electronic medical record.
Specific Tasks Performed To Accomplish These Projects Will Include
  • Conduct a literature review summarizing the impact of pediatric neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on AxD, MeCP2 and PMD, but also considering analogous conditions. The review should be conducted in a manner consistent with best practices as it will be expected to result in conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Coordinate with the Ionis Global Market Access team to evaluate the value-communication needs of payers and health technology authorities for pediatric neurological rare diseases and recommend evidence generation strategies to address these needs.
  • Assist in coordination of a natural language processing (NLP) project with an academic partner to identify patients with AxD and PMD. This will require developing a deep understanding of the partner’s proposed study protocol and methodology, making appropriate recommendations concerning the project to Ionis leaders in HEOR, Medical Affairs and Market Access, and acting as a key liaison between Ionis and the academic partner.
Through this work the project the intern will gain a deeper understanding of the following topics:
  • The clinical features, etiology, and epidemiological characteristics of pediatric rare neuropathies.
  • The impact of pediatric rare neuropathies on the quality of life of patients and their families and health care budgets.
  • The methods employed in the development and validation of AI methods employed for “data mining” electronic medical records.
  • The strategic importance of evidence generated by HEOR teams in communicating value to payers in the US, Canada, and Europe.
The internship will conclude with an in-person presentation in Carlsbad to company leadership summarizing the methods, key findings and “lessons learned” from their research.
Program Highlights
  • The program is designed to complement a student’s undergraduate and/or graduate studies with relevant, hands-on industry experience
  • Ionis offers paid positions
  • Weekly stipend
  • Professional Networking
  • Fun Group Outings
  • End-of-program project presentations
  • Housing/Travel assistance available for eligible, out-of-area interns
  • Networking and bonding social events
  • Interaction with diverse and motivated teams/departments
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply if enrolled in a doctoral level academic program scheduled to complete after August 2024 with a focus on pharmaceutical outcomes research, health economics, or health services research. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. MUST be currently enrolled in a U.S. Graduate Degree Program (preferably with a focus on pharmaceutical outcomes research, health economics, or health services research) and not graduating prior to the completion of the Ionis internship in August 2024.
    • MUST be able to begin internship by June 11, 2024
    • MUST be able and willing to remain in the program through August 22, 2024.
    • MUST be able and willing to commit to a minimum 40-hour work week
    • Position can be done remotely, but some travel to Boston and Carlsbad will be required (note: travel and accommodations to Ionis offices for interns working remotely will be paid for by Ionis)
    • Strong interest in pharmacy outcomes research and methods is required
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills are required
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently
Please visit our website, http://www.ionispharma.com for more information about Ionis and to apply for this position; reference requisition # IONIS00####
The pay scale for this position is $18 to $23 per hour.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Carlsbad, California - United States


  • Internship

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
Company Overview
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Current Openings: 0

For more than 30 years, Ionis has been a leader in RNA-targeted therapy, pioneering new markets and changing standards of care. Ionis currently has four marketed medicines and a promising late-stage pipeline highlighted by cardiovascular and neurological franchises. We are guided by world-class scientists and business leaders whose great passion for innovation is equaled only by their focus and commitment to discover, develop and deliver medicines to the patients who depend on us.
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