Consultant I, Project Manager, Healthcare Quality and Value

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant I with experience in project management within healthcare research, operations, or consulting to join our Evidence & Strategy practice.

Avalere’s Evidence & Strategy practice provides exceptional consultation, evidence, and insights on key aspects of healthcare – including patient-centric health economics outcomes research (HEOR), quality, shared decision-making, value-based care, and health equity–and to shape strategy for our clients.

Our mission is to improve quality of care, craft data-driven strategies, drive patient-centric outcomes, and ultimately provide the highest value to all our partners, including life sciences companies, payers, providers, and patient advocates. Our work is focused in three intersecting strategic pillars: patient-centric value, evidence and analytics, and healthcare strategy. Underlying all work is a deep commitment to data-driven insights.

The Consultant I, Project Manager, Healthcare Quality and Value, will support client engagements that inform business and evidence strategy related to patient-centric value, collection of patient insights from surveys, evidence strategy, and the development and testing of shared decision-making and other clinical tools.

The ideal candidate would have working knowledge of federal quality reporting programs, designing and implementing real-world evidence studies, translating clinical and practice guidelines, or communicating value for life sciences products, especially how value is defined from all perspectives, including patients and caregivers. They will also have had experience with conducting qualitative research with patients, caregivers, or providers and/or quantitative research.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute subject matter expertise on key issues and methods associated with defining and measuring patient-centric value
  • Work with teams within the Evidence & Strategy practice and across the firm to solve complex client problems and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas
  • Serve as a skilled project manager—from start to finish—on a broad range of client projects involving diverse, cross-functional, cross-practice teams
  • Draft both strategic and tactical recommendations for clients, depending on their business needs
  • Manage multiple clients and short- and long-term deliverables to ensure that Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs
  • Solve complex client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources
  • Train, supervise, and mentor staff members within the practice and across the firm

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public health, sciences, business, economics, or related fields required
  • Master’s degree in public policy, healthcare management, public health, business administration or relevant discipline preferred

Skill Requirements

  • Competency in defining value propositions for life sciences products, including patient and caregiver experience, engagement, quality, treatment cost, affordability, and whole-person care
  • Ability to analyze research, regulations, health policy, and clinical and other scientific literature, synthesize findings into actionable insights relevant to the client, and convey results to clients and staff in written and verbal formats
  • Strong ability to manage complex projects and teams to consistently deliver high-quality work
  • Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Solid communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to concisely explain complicated concepts to executives both within and outside of the firm
  • Preferred: Experience in formative research or implementation science, including formulating research questions, designing data collection instruments, and executing studies

Experience Requirements

  • 3–6 years of consulting experience or relevant work experience, which could include employment by a healthcare provider organization, pharmaceutical or health insurance company, digital health company, healthcare consultancy, public opinion research organization or healthcare-focused research organization
  • Experience in another type of organization thinking critically about or working on behalf of the healthcare industry is an appropriate substitute for direct industry experience
  • Experience should be focused on healthcare quality, value, patient journey, managed care, or clinical evidence development, ideally involving evaluation of pharmaceuticals or from a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s perspective

Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Consistent with our safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.