Posted to MedZilla on 8/21/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Outcomes Research Group Lead- Specialty 1700399-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Outcomes Research Group Lead in our Deerfield, IL office.

Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Outcomes Research Group Lead - Specialty working on the US Medical Affairs team, a typical day will include:

  • Lead cross-departmental teams and influences via relationships in order to build research and partnership strategies that support the lead product(s) (Global Outcomes Research, Managed Markets, Marketing, Pricing and Reimbursement, Brand Teams, etc.)
  • Apply advanced scientific expertise and knowledge of the payer market to develop and execute outcomes research, quality improvement, and other related projects that are in line with US Medical Product strategies and overall corporate goals and objective
  • Is the OR point on Product Medical Teams and alliance OR Team (if applicable), providing input into medical and research strategies and tactics to generate rigorous scientific data, generating outcomes research plans for assigned product(s) and TA(s).
  • Leads the development of OR value propositions and storyboards to differentiate Takeda U.S. products.
  • Collaborates with key internal stakeholder colleagues including Global Outcomes Research, Payer Marketing; and external key opinion leaders to ensure priorities and strategies are aligned, representing the OR research function on corporate cross-functional teams.
  • Provides oversight in the design, implementation and management of observational research studies, including retrospective and prospective analyses, burden of illness, patient reported outcomes, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, epidemiology, health services research, and adherence studies. Develops and revises health economic models, including budget impact, cost effectiveness and comparative effectiveness. Conducts post-hoc analyses of trial data to generate outcomes endpoints.
  • Oversees Rapid Response initiatives related to assigned product(s) and therapeutic area, leveraging internal capabilities and expertise.
  • Provides input at Phase 2, 3b and IV protocols to measure outcomes endpoints of importance to the U.S. market.
  • Leads the review and approval process for all US HEOR concepts, proposals, contracts, study reports, and publications through communication and coordination with therapeutic planning teams for assigned TA.
  • Communicates with relevant internal and external audiences, which may include regulators, health care providers/practitioners, payers, health systems, patients and others. Promotes effective communication of study findings as appropriate, through conference presentations, publications, dossiers and other means.


  • Combination of academic training and practical experience in applied scientific research. This will consist of:
    • Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., PharmD, MD, or Dr.P.H.) in a relevant discipline such as, but not limited to, health services research, health outcomes research, pharmacy administration, nursing, public health, psychology, economics, or decision sciences.
    • A minimum of 6 years outcomes research experience in the pharmaceutical industry with at least 4 years leading in a matrix.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in management of applied healthcare research in the multi-disciplinary drug development and commercialization environment and process (involving multiple stakeholders) is expected.
  • Knowledge of clinical research and study design along the continuum of drug development is highly desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system is expected.
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, dossier development, and strategic, customer-focused HEOR tool development is expected.
  • Strong leadership capability with proven skills in team building, and motivating and developing people, is expected.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and lead effectively in a matrixed team environment is expected.
  • Broad experience in collaborating with research partners and in managing multiple tasks and complex projects is expected.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific evidence, with strong written and verbal presentation skills, is required.
  • No unusual physical demands are expected in this position.
  • Manual dexterity is expected sufficient to use or operate office equipment (computers, phones, etc.).
  • In this position, one should be able to sit or stand for long periods of time (e.g., while traveling).
  • Travel is approximately 25%; Some international travel may be required.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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