Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Director, Patient Reported Outcomes

US-CA-Palo Alto
3 weeks ago(1/2/2018 9:38 AM)
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Research & Development


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

The Director of PRO will serve as the PRO expert, consulting on the appropriate use of and development of PROs to support Jazz’s diverse product portfolio. The Director will report to the Executive Director of HEOR and will work closely with clinical development and other cross-functional departments. The role will be based in Palo Alto, CA.

Job requirements

  • Develop PRO strategy for each molecule, in collaboration with cross-functional team.
  • Understand and communicate how PRO data can help support access and reimbursement.
  • Serve as expert in PRO methodology.
  • Work with clinical development teams to identify appropriate trial endpoints and/or to understand when new measures should be developed.
  • Manage relationships with vendors to ensure timely completion of high quality projects.
  • Communicate study plans, study methods and results to internal teams.
  • Present research findings at scientific congresses and participate in the development and writing of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and regulatory guidelines governing commercial and scientific interactions with healthcare professionals, payers, advocacy and other business partners.
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and ensure continuous and consistent communication with key internal partners on HEOR/PRO projects.
  • Represent HEOR on cross-functional internal teams.
  • Remain current on HEOR/PRO data sources and analytic methods.

Essential Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology, Psychometrics, Social Sciences, Outcomes Research, Health services research or a closely related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of PRO experience in the pharmaceutical or related industries (e.g., consulting).
  • Experience with pharmaceutical drug development process.
  • Expert in PRO/COA requirements for regulatory and reimbursement agencies, including understanding of FDA’s patient-reported outcomes guidance.
  • Experience with managing PRO development and validation projects. Understanding of healthcare markets and regulatory and reimbursement decision making, especially in relation to the global use of PRO data.
  • Understanding of the evolving use of PRO research concepts and methodologies.
  • Experience with PRO strategy and implementation in US, EU and RoW markets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects across a variety of health outcomes methodologies and therapeutic areas.
  • Proficiency with Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Ability to travel approximately 20% time.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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