Consultant II / Associate Principal, Vaccines and Infectious Disease Market Access

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant II or Associate Principal to join its Market Access Team.

This position will support our growing practice in the areas of vaccines, antimicrobials, emerging infectious diseases, and COVID-19. We rely on deep subject-matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how this changing market landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including commercial and market access strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.

Among Avalere’s many capabilities, its dedicated team of subject-matter experts serves as trusted advisors on strategy development and implementation to leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and has deep relationships and experience in the larger policy and advocacy community.


  • Serve as a subject-matter expert in the areas of vaccines and infectious disease marketing, market access, and commercialization
  • Assist in leading cross-functional teams to solve complex client problems and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas related to vaccine commercialization strategy
  • Work with subject-matter experts, technical staff, vendors/partners, client teams, and others to ensure the operational and financial success of projects and programs under management
  • Create both strategic and tactical recommendations for vaccine clients for both brand-level and above-brand priorities
  • Manage multiple clients, as well as short- and long-term deliverables, to ensure that all 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
  • Conceptualize, design, 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
  • Co-lead business development efforts with other Avalere subject-matter experts and account managers
  • Assist in the development and review of scopes of work, budgets, timelines, and other business documents
  • Develop and maintain a professional level of knowledge regarding Avalere’s and Inovalon’s services and products
  • Contributes to project profitability
  • Engages clients with novel solutions and ideas; deepens client relationships
  • Creates both strategic and tactical recommendations for clients
  • Makes meaningful business development and sales contributions
  • Writes scopes and SOWs
  • Mentors, supervises, and trains staff members within the Market Access Practice and across the firm

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Sedentary work (i.e., sitting for long periods of time)
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or negligible amount of force
  • Frequently or constantly lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving objects
  • Repetitive motions
  • Subject to inside environmental conditions

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • A graduate degree in business, operations management, health sciences, finance or economics. A combination of bachelor’s degree and in-depth relevant work experience is also acceptable.

Skill Requirements

  • Advanced communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to concisely explain complicated concepts to executives within and outside of the firm
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Subject-matter expertise should reflect an expert understanding of:
    • The vaccines or infectious diseases therapeutic area
    • Seasonal and pandemic vaccines experience
    • Biopharma market access, business units, brand teams, customer account teams (e.g., payers, providers or public sector), trade and distribution, and other commercial functions
  • Advanced consulting acumen
  • Advanced project management acumen
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills that translate into positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients

Experience Requirements

  • 8–10 years of relevant work experience, which could include employment at a leading vaccine or biopharma manufacturer in infectious diseases in a combination of managed markets, marketing, and other commercial roles
  • New product launch planning experience
*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.