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Health Economist

Location: Cambridge Office

Salary: Competitive

Due to ongoing success and internal growth, we are looking for a Health Economist to join our Economic Modelling Group. 

Cogentia is a specialist consulting company focused on Health Economics and Market Access within the Life Sciences industry, an area that is of increasing importance to pharmaceutical, biotech and MedTech companies and to National Health Systems around the world. Cogentia works with a range of clients, across many different therapy areas and technologies. 

Our Economic Modelling Group is a key department within the business, developing economic evaluations for Health Technology Appraisals, early product value assessments as well as peer reviewed publications. The Health Economist role offers an opportunity for an ambitious professional to learn and rapidly develop, working within a highly experienced team and interacting with a broad range of pharmaceutical and MedTech clients as well as external stakeholders and experts.

Responsibilities for the Health Economist role include:

  • Interpreting data within the context of the project
  • Conceptualising and implementing economic models
  • Undertaking QC of economic models
  • Adapting core models to specific markets
  • Identifying, extracting and synthesising a range of evidence to support model development
  • Contributing to high-quality project deliverables including reports, models and presentations
  • Corresponding and communicating with a range of stakeholders including clients, healthcare professionals and payers.

Candidates are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Experience of designing and building health economics models from model concept stage
  • Experience in the adaptation of cost-effectiveness or budget impact models
  • Research skills including the sourcing and manipulation of evidence for economic models
  • Coding experience in various environments e.g. R, STATA, SAS, SPSS or other statistics software
  • A Bachelor’s degree (at least 2:1) in a life sciences subject (e.g. medicine, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy) and ideally a higher degree in a relevant subject area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills including effective listening and negotiation
  • Exceptional analytical skills – individuals who enjoy a mix of qualitative and quantitative research and are detail-orientated
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex problems effectively and to work to strict project deadlines
  • An entrepreneurial approach – demonstrating a desire to take on new challenges with a resourceful attitude
  • Commitment to learn and develop
  • Right to work in UK

Health Economists at Cogentia will receive training and ongoing support and opportunities for personal development and career progression.

We offer an attractive starting salary and benefits, a great central Cambridge location and a friendly and supportive work-environment. To apply, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to