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Lilly Research Scientist-GPORWE in Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

The Global Patient Outcomes & Real World Evidence (GPORWE) Scientist provides scientific expertise and effective project oversight to ensure the successful fulfillment of the health outcomes research agenda to deliver better patient outcomes that are valued by payers and providers.

We are seeking a Principal Health Outcomes Research Scientist dedicated to developing and executing strong research strategies to support Pricing, Reimbursement, and Access activities. Across all components of GPORWE, you would be responsible for the conduct, quality, and integrity of health outcomes studies and scientific disclosures resulting from this research and that it demonstrates and applies in-depth knowledge, understanding, and evaluation of clinical, economic, and/or patient reported outcomes methodologies.


Key components to this role include:

Environmental Awareness

  • Build and maintains a broad network of contacts within the health care sector, pharmaceutical industry, health technology assessment agencies, and academia.

  • Maintains awareness of significant developments in the field, including current health outcomes methodologies and applications, therapeutic area developments, and other issues as appropriate for specific position responsibilities; to disseminate information about significant developments by providing accurate and understandable interpretations of these developments.

  • Anticipates and evaluates potential market needs and trends within specified health care environments.

  • Preserves a presence and relationship with the research community related to therapeutic area or disease state

  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of economic evaluation methodologies and provides accurate interpretations of findings.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the cross-functional nature of drug development and post-marketing support to advise product-specific health outcomes strategy.

  • Influences the environment and environmental factors that shape and impact health outcomes.


  • Develops and coordinates global health outcomes research strategy for compounds in the Lilly portfolio in the relevant therapeutic area.

  • Influences and supports health outcomes research strategy in order to achieve appropriate access for Lilly products.

  • Adapts and utilizes information to improve interactions with internal and external customers.

  • Provides strategic direction to address sophisticated health outcomes challenges.

  • Formulates or significantly contributes to health outcomes strategies for multiple projects and/or geographies.

  • Partners with other functions (e.g. global/local PRA, brand teams, market planning, clinical research, corporate affairs, market research, medical information, regulatory, statistics, strategic pricing, etc.) to deliver collaborative work products (e.g., clinical protocols, label language, statistical analysis plan, etc.) that align the health outcomes and brand strategy.

Study Development

  • Develops specific Global Health Outcomes research programs for compounds/products across the development and commercialization lifecycle, to influence and support appropriate access for Lilly products.

  • Ensures quality standards and performance standards for research projects are realistic and attained, and studies are in conformance with the Principles of Medical Research.

  • Applies and seeks technical expertise to conduct scientific research in the health outcomes field.

  • Technical expertise may include scope or depth to conducting statistical analysis, economic models, clinical trials, PRO instrument development, observational/epidemiologic research, and health technology or other outcome assessment within a therapeutic area.

  • Ensures research is designed within the scope of the defined product plan and is developed to identify and optimize appropriate reimbursement and access.

  • Solves difficult health outcomes issues associated with registration, pricing, reimbursement, and access initiatives through appropriate application of disease state knowledge and research methods.

  • Defines and shapes research with key partners and vendors to efficiently produce high quality research results.

Project Management

  • Ensures health outcomes program/process of study research agenda budgets are realistic, attained on time, and on budget.

  • Effectively communicates status of projects to management and key business partners to keep them advised of project status, budget implications, etc.

  • Manages delivery and prioritization of research tools or dossiers, coordinated as appropriate with Project Management/Operations personnel, and with key partners and vendors to efficiently produce high quality results

  • Maintain awareness of, and coordinate as appropriate, research efforts among affiliates and the GPORWE platforms and Center of Expertise to optimize resource use and make shared findings easily accessible to all groups involved with the therapeutic area, disease state, and/or research methodology

Information Dissemination

  • Effectively communicates health outcomes information to internal business partners, the scientific community, and customers. Leads dissemination of information in appropriate scientific venues via development, preparation, and presentation of abstracts, posters, and manuscripts

  • Coordinates, prepares, and conducts meetings with key decision makers.

  • Ensures alignment with global/regional cross-functional teams (eg corporate affairs, medical, marketing, regulatory, pricing, etc.).

  • Speaks knowledgably and authoritatively about HO research considerations and their commercial impact.

  • Provides health economics/outcomes assessments and recommendations with respect to compounds/products to leadership and business units

  • Actively engages in shared learning opportunities to effectively share knowledge and experience (both positive and negative) of management tools and other takeaways with colleagues and peers, locally and internationally.

Organizational Leadership

  • Links technical expertise with business unit knowledge to sway and affect cross-functional initiatives within the Principles of Medical Research framework.

  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with key decision makers.

  • Effectively influences planning and implementation across product lifecycle teams.

  • Facilitates effective interactions with other groups/divisions within the company.

  • Proposes, initiates, and implements improvements within Lilly and in the external HO environment.

  • Builds relationships internally and externally that promotes learning, obtain results, and strengthen alliances with the health outcomes function.

  • Interacts, understands, and advises business partners with differing expectations and objectives.

  • Unites people, processes, and resources to take action towards a common goal

  • Recruit, develop and lead performance of HO talent, as required by the role.

Basic Requirements:

  • PhD with 2+ OR PharmD/MS degree with 5+ years of experience in creating, executing, and delivering outcomes strategy.

Additional Skill/Preferences:

  • Understanding of health care systems in the U.S., Europe, Asia or other settings

  • Understanding of and experience with clinical settings and clinical research

  • Technical and analytic capabilities in the areas of economic modeling, economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness evaluation, burden of disease, epidemiology, statistics, health care policy etc.

  • Experience in influencing individuals

  • Demonstrated project management skills.

  • Strong communication and people skills and the ability to work successfully in collaborative/cross-functional environment

  • Aptitude to think and act globally with a customer focus and a solution orientation

Additional Information:

  • Location is flexible within the US.

  • Travel both in the US and OUS may be necessary.

For internal employees, i f you are currently in a technical path role, but outside of the posting band, you may apply. You will be hired at your current level. For example: Current P4 (tech ladder), Posting R1-2 tech ladder, hire will occur at P4

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!