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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Cytel Inc

At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development. 



The successful candidate will focus on the delivery of high-quality economic models. Together with an experienced team, the candidate will participate in conducting targeted searches, performing clinical and economic evidence review, synthesis of inputs, model development and communication.


The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Understanding and critically reviewing economic models, identifying relevant data through targeted searches, synthesising evidence and adapting models, quality checking models
  • Assisting with the development of de novo models and associated deliverables
  • Developing technical reports and presentations to disseminate findings.
  • Acting as consultant and/or project manager on health economic projects, being supervised and mentored by senior health economist
  • Leading internal and external communications


The candidate should possess the following skills/experience

  • 1-3+ years of relevant experience in health economics
  • Post-graduate degree in health economics (MSc or equivalent)
  • Solid theoretical understanding of technical health economic concepts; in particular cost-effectiveness, budget-impact, cost of illness, or burden of disease analysis
  • Good understanding of HTA processes and ability to provide strategic insight to clients in order to maximise impact of economic analyses within HTA submission constraints
  • Experience with cost-effectiveness and budget-impact models
  • Knowledge of systematic literature review methodology
  • Advanced level in Excel, proficient in Word and PowerPoint. Experience with programming language (e.g. WinBUGS, SAS, Stata, R, VBA, etc.)
  • Ability to undertake and interpret quantitative analyses required for economic models
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills in addition to the requirements:

  • Project management skills and experience of successfully managing complex projects
  • Ability to interpret HTA bodies decisions and evidence critiques and provide solutions to clients
  • Working with cross-functional teams (stats/HE/market access/other)
  • Ability to demonstrate key Amaris values - trust, independence, performance, commitment, and boldness
  • Ability to generate impact and to provide solutions
  • Strong business acumen as well as proactive and positive mindset to drive initiatives forward
  • Willingness to frequently challenge themselves and step outside of their comfort zone
  • Outgoing personality and strong inter-personal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to provide structure and guidance to junior team members
  • Excellent time management skills

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

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