Director, Health Economic and Outcomes Research

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Commercial Operations


Who We Are

Our Commercial organization leads our global sales and marketing strategies around the world. Our integrated team continues to solidify BioMarin’s commercial presence in the United States and Europe and is rapidly growing in other regions, such as Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.



This role will lead the payer evidence strategy and execution for BioMarin’s pipeline programs. Key activities include: 

  • Lead development of the global payer evidence strategy
  • Lead HEOR evidence generation, synthesis and dissemination projects in collaboration with other functions including Clinical Sciences, Medical Affairs and Data Science
  • Shape the understanding of value of BioMarin’s early development programs and input the market access perspective into clinical development plans to ensure they meet payer needs


  • Plan, develop, synthesize and disseminate HEOR evidence to demonstrate the value of BioMarin’s pipeline assets
  • Represent market access in global cross-functional forums including the Integrated Evidence Team
  • Review clinical development plans including trial design, endpoints and analytical strategies to ensure they meet payer needs
  • Maintain knowledge of health technology assessment (HTA) policy and continue innovation in approaches to HTA in rare diseases
The role is part of the Global HEOR team which sits within Global Value Access & Strategic Pricing. It will include a high degree of cross functional collaboration with medical affairs, regulatory affairs, clinical sciences, data sciences, patient affairs and with regional and local market access teams. It will also involve liaising with external stakeholders including payers, HTA agencies and clinical and patient groups. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. pharmacy, medical science, science)
  • Post graduate qualifications (Masters or PhD) in public health, health economics, epidemiology or statistics preferred


  • Minimum 10 years of HEOR experience obtained from either a consulting or pharmaceutical industry background
  • Sound knowledge and experience of different payer architypes and appreciation for the broader market access environment – ideally gained across multiple countries
  • Rare disease experience is preferred
No responsibility for supervision. 


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration, influence, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a range of HEOR evidence projects including cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models, systematic literature reviews and real world data analysis
  • Ability to provide input into clinical program through input into trial designs, statistical analysis plans and study reports
  • Demonstrated ability to gain alignment of stakeholders including internally Commercial, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory departments and externally key decision makers, health economists, clinical experts and patient organizations
  • Working knowledge of common statistical packages and reference management software would be an advantage.

Note:  This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or a limitation of the duties of the position. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.