Consultant, Vaccines Policy & Access

Avalere is seeking a Consultant to join to join its Vaccines Team within the Policy Practice.

About the Company

Avalere is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, product solutions, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere’s experts span 230 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO and the Congress), top consultancies and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by a rigorous, in-house analytic research group that uses public and private data to generate quantitative insight. Through events, publications and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers.

Avalere is part of a parent company Avalere Health, a purposefully built commercialization partner for the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and wellness industries. Its 1,500+ experts combine their knowledge and expertise across our core disciplines—Consulting; Medical; Policy, Access, Value, and Evidence; Marketing; and Digital Experience and Technology—to create the connections that make better health happen. Visit and follow Avalere Health on LinkedIn and Instagram.

About the Role

Avalere Health is seeking a Consultant to join its Vaccines Team within the Policy Practice. We rely on deep subject matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how the changing policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including regulatory analysis, evidence generation/review support, policy analysis, legislative strategy, and modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Among Avalere’s many capabilities, its dedicated team of vaccine subject matter experts serves as trusted advisors on strategy development and implementation to leading vaccine manufacturers and has deep relationships and experience in the larger policy and advocacy community. The team tracks global, federal, and state vaccine policy developments, generates evidence for formal advisory group review and recommendation development, supports new product commercialization strategy, and deciphers market access and reimbursement trends and challenges. This position would focus primarily on vaccine business insights and strategy.

What You Will Do

  • Contribute subject matter expertise on a variety of vaccine policy-related projects, with a focus on evidence review for policymaking and recommendation development activities and the broader impact of enacted and proposed immunization policies
  • Assist Vaccine Leadership team and senior staff with account stewardship through management of cross-functional projects to solve complex client problems, and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas related to vaccine policy and commercialization strategy
  • Coordinate subject matter experts (SMEs), technical staff, vendors/partners, client teams, and others to ensure the efficient operation and delivery of projects and programs under their management
  • Support the development of both strategic and tactical recommendations for vaccine clients for both brand-level and above-brand priorities
  • Manage multiple client relationships, as well as short- and long-term deliverables, to ensure that all of Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs
  • Troubleshoot client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources
  • Assist in the conceptualization, drafting and review of scopes of work, budgets, timelines, and other business documents
  • Act as project manager taking direction to interpret 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
  • Use subject matter experience and general understanding of healthcare issues to collaborate and bridge work between practices, becoming a recognized resource within the firm and to clients
  • Develop and maintain a professional level of knowledge regarding Avalere’s and Avalere Health’s services and products

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

A graduate degree in public health, public policy, health sciences, health policy, epidemiology or biostatistics more broadly. A combination of bachelor’s degree and in-depth, multi-year relevant work experience is also acceptable.

Skill Requirements

  • Familiarity with translation and synthesis of epidemiological, clinical, and medical data often use to support evidence-based medicine
  • Experience analyzing policy proposals, legislation, and/or regulation and translating findings to varying audiences appropriately
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to initiate and drive projects through to completion
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables
  • Responsive, action-oriented demeanor
  • Ability to build trust and cultivate relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem definition and resolution skills
  • Commitment to working in a team environment with an emphasis on collaboration and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project teams in parallel
  • Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills
  • A positive, professional, and solution-oriented attitude

Experience Requirements

  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience, which could include employment at biopharmaceutical manufacturing, health sciences consulting and advisory services, public sector (e.g., CDC) roles, or other immunization-related public-private partnerships and organizations
  • Subject matter expertise should reflect a significant level of understanding and proficiency in:
    • US immunization policy
    • Vaccines as biologic/therapeutic area
    • Qualitative and quantitative public health research methods
    • Primary and secondary research and analytic methods
    • Evidence generation, review, and appraisal for technical review
    • Policy analysis and characterization of legislative impacts, challenges, and strengths

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.