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Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research Scientist / Sr. Scientist

Job Description

Job: Marketing & New Business Development
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 201071


Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and 
decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority. 

Primary function of position:

The Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) scientist/ sr. scientist is responsible for developing evidence based value strategy for post marketed products and/or pipeline assets, via scientific approaches to support global value and market access strategies for Intuitive’s products in key markets and from different business units.

Job Description:

  • Participate in the development of Global HEOR research strategies that support the value proposition for products in key clinical areas.
  • Leads evidence creation through HEOR scientific studies, including large scale real world evidence (RWE) studies and health economic analysis. 
  • Implements HEOR studies from inception to completion, including preparing study protocols, statistical analysis plan (SAP), study reports, abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Performs analyses of large healthcare databases (e.g., insurance claims, electronic medical records).
  • Conducts health economic analysis, including but not limited to cost minimization analysis, cost effectiveness, cost utility analysis and budget impact model.
  • Manages research projects internally and/or with external health economics vendors, including scientific guidance, contracting, and budgets. Coordinates product and project activities and assures the timelines and deliverables.  
  • Interacts with and presents to multiple departments within Intuitive including global market access, HTA, clinical affairs, market research, clinical and product marketing, and publication teams.
  • Builds relationships with Key Opinion Leaders across stakeholder landscape:  Physicians, Providers, Payers, Policy makers & Professional Societies to deliver and reinforce the value message of robotic-assisted surgery in key clinical areas. 
  • Delivers and presents research findings through congress abstracts and/or manuscripts where possible.


Skill/Job Requirements:

 Education and Training Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Outcomes Research or Health Services Research.  
  • 2+ more years of experience in conducting RWE studies using large healthcare database and/or health economic modeling.
  • Proficient in statistical programming using SAS, R, SQL, and other analytical tools.
  • 2+ years of experience in managing research projects internally and/or with external vendors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degrees in Health Economics, Epidemiology, Outcomes Research, or Health Services Research.  
  • 4+ more years of experience in conducting RWE studies using large healthcare database and/or health economic modeling.
  • Record of publications in health economics, health services research, epidemiology or clinical journals.
  • Experience of supporting global data, evidence, marketing, and market access needs.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment within a global matrix organization; working with various multi-disciplinary teams. 

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We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.