Senior Project Manager, Clinical Operations (Health Economics and Outcomes Research)

The Project Manager, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) will have responsibility to design and implement innovative Real World Evidence(RWE)/HEOR strategies and activities and to produce (or direct production of) scientific evidence and publications for our Pharmaceutical clients. This individual will be a subject matter expert (SME) in oncology, with a deep understanding of research related to specialty drugs. The position will assist communication efforts of value proposition and evidence to achieve maximal commercial success of products throughout their life cycle. The job holder will also have in-depth, expert knowledge of RWE/HEOR (which will also include payer analytics tools such as input to RCT & RWE design & analyses, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, indirect and mixed treatment comparisons) and its application throughout development process. Travel will be a requirement, and strong presentation and communication skills are needed.


  • Lead the generation of high quality real-world economic and outcomes evidence to support pharmaceutical and device manufacturers in US brand strategy including both payer- and medical affairs-related components.
  • Independently lead the research planning process from study concept design, proposal development, protocol development, analysis and reporting.
  • Proactively address complex analytical issues, which may impact market access decisions and evidence for product. Handle unforeseen circumstances and actively monitor and apply new analytical techniques.
  • Take on SME leadership of activities, deliverables and work-streams.
  • Interact with cross-functional team members at a project level.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and accountable environment



  • Identifies and effectively uses internal and external data sources and literature references to build payer reimbursable dossiers and payer value propositions.
  • Prepares proposal requests for RWE/HEOR work projects and manages selection process.
  • Prepares technical presentations and is active in engaging with the external environment in improving the state of the discipline.
  • Prepares HEOR data as background materials for discussion with pharmaceutical customers
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with pharmaceutical HEOR customers
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service when delivering work on projects
  • Develops expertise in RWE/HEOR through publications and presentations of scientific research.
  • Collaboration with HEOR team, as required, to compile evidence required to execute projects for pharmaceutical clients.
  • Generation of communication materials, publications, and reports.
  • Interaction with HEOR personnel to assist with background materials for reports and publications.
  • Interaction with HEOR staff to identify research activities and/or evidence to advance health care efficiencies for pharmaceutical clients.


Reporting Relationship

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Direct Reports -- none


Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education: PhD, PharmD, MD or MPH highly preferred

Ability to travel up to 33%



  • Five years of relevant experience, including 1-2 of the years in the pharmaceutical/medical industry within a pharmaceutical company or a pharmaceutical consulting company.
  • Minimum of 3 years of direct oncology work
  • In-depth expert knowledge of RWE and HEOR and its application to specialty oncology drugs within the US market especially economic modeling, evidence synthesis and other analytical techniques required to support payer needs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of US healthcare systems and their changing needs for health economic and payer analytic information.
  • Strong knowledge of legal and regulatory environment influencing clinical development plans, labeling and promotional claims. Leadership skills and problem solving capability as demonstrated by ability to evaluate threats and opportunities for client strategy and modify as appropriate.
  • Well-developed conceptual and integrative thinking with capability to access internal and external resources for advice.
  • Proactive application of therapeutic area and disease treatment knowledge in oncology. Able to implement projects, including engagement with key stakeholders, with high degree Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Chicago Metro Area

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.