Job Description

Consultant through to Principal level opportunities available

Location: Manchester, London or Bicester

DRG Abacus are actively recruiting experienced Health Economists from Consultant to Principal level, to join a growing Health Economics centre of excellence. This is an opportunity to play a key role in producing, developing and delivering a range of economic models which communicates the costs and benefits of healthcare interventions in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical device areas. The role of Consultant will play an active role in leadership and the successful candidate will be passionate in developing, mentoring and coaching a team of Health Economists as well as business development activities. DRG Abacus offers a diverse workload working on variable projects with colleagues around the globe and the opportunity to work within a fast paced, collaborative and supportive team.

If you are interested in working for a cutting-edge consultancy where you can apply your technical expertise, develop and maintain client relationships alongside influencing the business and continuing the development of your career, DRG Abacus are interested to hear from you. The Health Economics team operates out of three sites within the UK, London, Manchester and Bicester but remote working for part of the week is also available.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide strategic Health Economics input into projects
  • To provide thought leadership within the Health Economics space
  • To devise and develop high level cost-effectiveness models in Excel
  • Provide QC support to the team
  • To devise and develop payer communication tools and their supporting documentation
  • To provide written methods and results of models developed in reports, health technology and assessment (HTA) dossiers, abstracts, posters and publications as required
  • To develop and present slides of methods and results internally and to clients
  • To provide data analysis as required
  • Mentor, develop & coach less senior members of staff within our Health Economics department

Qualifications and attributes required

  • 2:1 or above Bachelor’s degree in life sciences (or related) discipline
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification e.g. MSc / PhD Health Economics preferred but could be replaced by significant level of consultancy experience
  • At least five years’ experience in a modelling role within a consulting agency or academic institution
  • Knowledge and practical application of all relevant methods of economic evaluation
  • Experience of developing models to support economic strategies
  • High level of competency in Excel and modelling skills are essential
  • First class communication skills with the ability to engage with clients in issues relating to projects in area of responsibility
  • Time management skills, including the ability to manage own time to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, ambitious, and flexible with an ability to cope under pressure / with competing demands
  • A good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry would be an advantage


Competitive salary and benefits package in line with experience, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Pension scheme (6% of annual salary)
  • Bonus scheme
  • Interest free loan for travel tickets
  • Childcare vouchers

Management & Professional - Grade 7

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