Senior Analyst, Health Policy

Job Locations United States-DC-Washington




The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


Economist Impact specialises in delivering bespoke research, thought leadership and consulting that leverage both in-depth topical expertise as well as The Economist's reputation for independent, impactful work. We deliver research and engagement programmes that use evidence and data to drive change on the critical economic and public policy issues facing our world. Our clients include government bodies, international organisations and corporations, and we provide evidence, insights and advice to shape their policies and programmes.


The Health Policy practice in Economist Impact is looking for a highly motivated DC-based Sr. Analyst to augment our dynamic, influential global team and to design and deliver an expanding range of products and services. The senior analyst will principally deliver projects around evidence-based research, health policy analyses and sector specific assessments that drive high-quality effective organisational decisions, impactful external engagement to improve health. The position will entail working with clients in both the public and the private sector, with a focus on pharmaceutical firms.


How will you contribute:

  • Review and appraise healthcare research
  • Extract and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data from research or healthcare information
  • Interpret and communicate conclusions from research or healthcare information
  • Understand client requirements and interact with clients (with a particular focus on pharmaceutical firms)
  • Represent the Health Policy practice to clients and stakeholders
  • Be member of a project team executing either single or multi-country project engagement in the healthcare industry 
  • Project manage and support other project managers during the course of the project engagement, including communicating project updates, presenting key milestones, pre-empting project issues, managing different client stakeholders

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for the role are:

  • A science, business or health-related degree (e.g. biomedical science, public health, health economics, business administration)
  • Postgraduate qualification or post-degree experience e.g. MA or equivalent experience in a health related field
  • Experience in systematic reviews, economic modelling, health research or research design, evaluation and interpretation
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical industry dynamics (market access, HTA, HEOR, public policy)
  • Experience in communicating complex concepts and information clearly to a range of audiences
  • Excellent organisational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Powerpoint and Excel skills
  • Relevant experience in pharmaceutical industry and/or healthcare industry consulting an advantage
  • Proven track record in project execution in the healthcare sector
  • Exceptional command of written and spoken English; fluency in Spanish would be an advantage

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Confidence, diplomacy and ability to utilize evidence-based approach and knowledge to handle unfamiliar topics with ambiguous input, and demanding clients
  • Capacity to interpret client needs, create compelling proposals and manage stakeholders through transparent and effective communications
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, and work well with people at all levels in an organization
  • Willingness to travel to present at client events or to support sales and business development activities
  • Versatility, ability to think both inside and outside of the box and solution-driven
  • Passion about all things related to the topic of health


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