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Research Contractor, EMEA Healthcare Research (Western Europe Focused)



Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
About the Position
The Healthcare Research Contractor will be supporting the coverage of our EMEA Healthcare practice, more specifically on the key Western European markets (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK) helping to construct insights regarding the business implications of economic and policy developments in the country for multinational healthcare companies. The position will report into our EMEA Healthcare team. We do not require specialized healthcare knowledge for this position, instead we are looking for a strong researcher with regional knowledge, ability to quickly get up to speed on new topics, and interested in learning more about the healthcare policy space (including a wide range of policies and regulations impacting market access and reimbursement). We will provide the contractor with coaching, guidance and support at all points, which makes this position an excellent learning opportunity.
For example, the contractor will be required to remain abreast of major developments in country level healthcare policy impacting public and private healthcare expenditure, reimbursement, local formularies, and healthcare system design (among other policy measures that impact the delivery of healthcare to covered populations across Western Europe). While the ideal candidate will have professional or academic experience related to healthcare systems, we will consider individuals that solely have experience with Western Europe politics, economics, and policy more generally, with a strong desire to learn about local healthcare dynamics.
The contractor will have the opportunity to gain exposure to leading decision makers within emerging EMEA’s healthcare markets, develop a deep understanding of the challenges facing these healthcare systems, and build strong views on the major barriers to delivering high quality and effective healthcare products and services.
About the FrontierView’s Global Research Team
The contractor will be part of FrontierView’s global research team. The global research team produces all syndicated content for FrontierView’s client base of several thousand senior executives at multinational organizations. The team combines regional knowledge, macroeconomic and political insights, and business acumen to provide impactful analysis, forecasts, and executional advice for a senior executive audience. They work in close collaboration with the commercial team in supporting FrontierView’s growth strategy and ongoing client relationships.
About You
Qualified individuals with a passion for informing the decisions of senior corporate executives are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a position that will allow the contractor to see how insights and information on healthcare policy are used by senior decision makers within major healthcare companies.
The contractor will conduct ongoing research and analysis, with a focus on secondary research. They will receive daily coaching, feedback, and support as part of our collaborative, meritocratic team culture.

What To Expect In This Position

  • Track and monitor ongoing changes to healthcare policy in EMEA, especially the key Western European Markets, specifically: changes to local formularies, changes to reimbursement design, changes to healthcare financing, changes to effective insurance coverage, changes to drug and medical device approval processes and other developments impacting local regulators/payers/providers/and patients
  • Develop written and presentation materials that allow for quick and effective communication of healthcare systems’ financial flows and stakeholder incentives
  • Support in the development of forward-looking views on healthcare policy

What Sets You Apart

  • A Bachelor's degree from a top-tier academic institution; degree in regional studies, international relations, economics, public health, or business relevant to Western Europe is expected
  • A MA degree (completed or in progress is a plus, but not required)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key regional languages (French / Germany / Italian / Spanish) through academic and/or professional research experience. An understanding of the current socio-political and economic environment in the region is particularly key
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or interest in Western European healthcare systems through academic and/or professional research experience is preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills in English (writing, editing, and presenting) are required
  • Demonstrated research experience, including finding and validating information, building hypotheses, dealing with complex/technical materials, and understanding different sources of information is required
  • Robust interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience in managing multiple projects, working on tight deadlines, and working relatively independently
  • Demonstrated ability to cover a variety of topics and issues, including completely new topics