Location: London, UK

Application deadline: 15th March 2020 

Symmetron is a Health Economics and Outcomes Research consultancy with over a decade of experience and successful commercial activity in developing evidence generation and synthesis, decision-analytic modelling and statistical analysis in economic evaluations. We are made up of a team of enthusiastic healthcare researchers based in the UK and South Africa. We promote a culture of creativity, independent thinking, team-work and scientific excellence. Our experience involves the design, development and communication of solutions for major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, both at a global and regional level.

 We are looking for a fixed contract (9-12 months) Health Economics Associate Director to lead our Health Economics team. The candidate will coordinate and lead health economics managers when conducting health economic research, performing clinical and economic evidence reviews, synthesis of inputs, model development and communication with clients. This is an opportunity for a driven, enthusiastic individual with keen interest in taking on a leadership role within a dynamic consultancy.

 We offer a generous base salary, access into a bonus scheme, excellent benefits and a stimulating and rewarding environment.



  • Maintains a broad, strategic perspective for the health economics team
  • Provides direction across projects and areas of expertise
  • Provides advice and solutions on the use and interpretation of information
  • Supervises the development of conceptual frameworks that guide the analysis and internal methodological standards in economic modelling projects
  • Reviews complex or sensitive work
  • Handles difficult research issues
  • Develops and implements strategies that optimise individual performance
  • Where it is needed, introduces changes and drives innovation
  • Handles creation of strategic (internal) communication
  • Offers new insights and applies different or novel solutions to make improvements
  • Supports the Scientific Director in business development


  • Proven experience in health economics research, ideally within academia, consulting or the pharmaceutical sector
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. Health Economics, Health Technology Assessment, Medical Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Econometrics)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health technology assessment and management of UK/EU5 submission dossiers
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Good medical writing skills (putting together presentations, reports, dossiers, manuscripts)
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high quality of the deliverables given competing demands and changing deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High self-motivation, can-do attitude, optimistic outlook and leadership ability


  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of indirect treatment comparison and network meta-analysis methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of systematic literature review and evidence synthesis methodology


  • Send your full CV to Silvana Zeolla via:
  • An accompanying Cover Letter outlining your key skills, ambitions and current motivations behind your approach could greatly enhance your application.

 Please Note:

  • This is a permanent, full-time position based in our offices in Central London
  • Applications are encouraged from citizens within the European Economic Area (EEA) and non-EEA citizens who have the ‘Right to Work’ in the UK