Consultant , Vaccines Policy & Access

Washington DC
Policy, Access, Value, Evidence (US) – Policy /
Full-time /
About the Company

Avalere is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, product solutions, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere's experts span 230 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO and the Congress), top consultancies and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by a rigorous, in-house analytic research group that uses public and private data to generate quantitative insight. Through events, publications and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers.

Avalere is part of a parent company Avalere Health, a purposefully built commercialization partner for the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and wellness industries. Its 1,500+ experts combine their knowledge and expertise across our core disciplines—Consulting; Medical; Policy, Access, Value, and Evidence; Marketing; and Digital Experience and Technology—to create the connections that make better health happen. Visit and follow Avalere Health on LinkedIn and Instagram.

About the role

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant to join its Vaccines Team within the Policy Practice. We rely on deep subject matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how the changing policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including regulatory analysis, evidence generation/review support, policy analysis, legislative strategy, and modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Among Avalere’s many capabilities, its dedicated team of vaccine subject matter experts serves as trusted advisors on strategy development and implementation to leading vaccine manufacturers and has deep relationships and experience in the larger policy and advocacy community. The team tracks global, federal, and state vaccine policy developments, generates evidence for formal advisory group review and recommendation development, supports new product commercialization strategy, and deciphers market access and reimbursement trends and challenges. This position would focus primarily on vaccine business insights and strategy.

What you will do
•Contribute subject matter expertise on a variety of vaccine policy-related projects, with a focus on evidence review for policymaking and recommendation development activities and the broader impact of enacted and proposed immunization policies 

•Assist Vaccine Leadership team and senior staff with account stewardship through management of cross-functional projects to solve complex client problems, and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas related to vaccine policy and commercialization strategy 

•Coordinate subject matter experts (SMEs), technical staff, vendors/partners, client teams, and others to ensure the efficient operation and delivery of projects and programs under their management 

•Support the development of both strategic and tactical recommendations for vaccine clients for both brand-level and above-brand priorities 

•Manage multiple client relationships, as well as short- and long-term deliverables, to ensure that all of Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs 

•Troubleshoot client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources 

•Assist in the conceptualization, drafting and review of scopes of work, budgets, timelines, and other business documents 

•Act as project manager taking direction to interpret and execute—from start to finish—a broad range of client projects involving diverse cross-functional (e.g., relating to analytics) and cross-practice (e.g., relating to policy, coverage, and reimbursement) teams 

•Use subject matter experience and general understanding of healthcare issues to collaborate and bridge work between practices, becoming a recognized resource within the firm and to clients 

•Develop and maintain a professional level of knowledge regarding Avalere’s and Avalere Health’s services and products 

About you

•4-7 years of relevant work experience, which could include employment at biopharmaceutical manufacturing, health sciences consulting and advisory services, public sector (e.g. CDC) roles, or other immunization-related public-private partnerships and organizations  

•A graduate degree in public health, public policy, health sciences, health policy, epidemiology or biostatistics more broadly. A combination of bachelor’s degree and in-depth, multi-year relevant work experience is also acceptable. 

•Subject matter expertise should reflect a significant level of understanding and proficiency in: 

•US immunization policy 

•Vaccines as biologic/therapeutic area 

•Qualitative and quantitative public health research methods 

•Primary and secondary research and analytic methods 

•Evidence generation, review, and appraisal for technical review 

•Policy analysis and characterization of legislative impacts, challenges, and strength 

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements: 

•Familiarity with translation and synthesis of epidemiological, clinical, and medical data often use to support evidence-based medicine,   

•Experience analyzing policy proposals, legislation, and/or regulation and translating findings to varying audiences appropriately 

•Excellent attention to detail 

•Proven ability to initiate and drive projects through to completion 

•Superior oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables 

•Responsive, action-oriented demeanor 

•Ability to build trust and cultivate relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders 

•Problem definition and resolution skills 

•Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients. 

•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project teams in parallel 

•Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills 

•A positive, professional, and solution-oriented attitude

About Avalere Health

Established in 2001, Avalere Health is a purposefully built commercialization partner for the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and wellness industries.

Our 1,500+ experts combine their knowledge and expertise across our core disciplines — Consulting; Medical; Policy; Value, Evidence, and Access; Marketing; and Digital Experience Technology — to create the connections that make better health happen.

Avalere Health partners with its clients to navigate the complex and rapidly changing healthcare ecosystem. Together, our experts help clients connect patients with life-changing therapies, realizing the potential of strategies and solutions to accelerate innovation that improves lives.

We live and breathe our five values in everything we do: We are authentic. We act with integrity. We value difference. We play for the team. We enjoy the journey. At Avalere Health, we imagine a healthier world and create the connections to make it happen. 

What we can offer

Avalere Health aims to empower every employee to develop and thrive. We empower our team with the tools, skills, and support needed to think differently and to solve healthcare’s most complex challenges.

At the center of our people-led culture is our Career Experience team, whose mission is to provide every employee with a purpose-driven career. We also pride ourselves on our personalized learning approach to ensure you receive the training you need to help you grow within the company and take advantage of our global scale and scope.

We are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our organization. We encourage diversity of thought, inclusive behavior, and break down barriers to ensure every individual feels valued and encouraged to contribute their unique abilities and potential. As part of our commitment to building a healthier world, every employee is also encouraged to participate in our community engagement efforts, which support a wide range of healthcare programs and wellbeing causes worldwide.

We have city hubs across North America, Europe, and Asia, geared toward collaborating, training, socializing, and coming together as a global organization while maintaining and fully supporting flexible working practices. Our compensation and benefits package is benchmarked across the industry. We offer a generous company pension/retirement plan, private medical insurance, comprehensive employee wellbeing initiatives, compelling time-off policy, plus many other excellent employee benefits. 

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