Sr Director, HEOR

Verona Pharma

Verona Pharma

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023
The Company:

Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life for the millions of people affected by chronic respiratory diseases. We do this principally through the development of our first-in-class molecule, ensifentrine. Ensifentrine has the potential to provide relief for millions of patients suffering from a variety of respiratory conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF), non-CF bronchiectasis and asthma. Our focus is driven by our desire to ensure that innovative and differentiated molecules can reach these patients.

The experience of the Verona team, and its highly effective leadership allows us to challenge the status quo in drug development and commercialization. Verona provides a professional, diverse, and inclusive working environment where our employees thrive. We are driven to succeed by our desire to help those dealing with the chronic progressive nature of respiratory diseases. We offer you the opportunity to help create a new future for those people living with respiratory diseases.

The Opportunity:

Verona pharma is currently recruiting a highly strategic and analytical Sr Director, HEOR, reporting to the SVP, Medical Affairs. In the role of Sr Director, HEOR, you will be responsible for leading our efforts in demonstrating the clinical, humanistic, and economic value of ensifentrine for COPD through the use of real-world data. The Sr Director, HEOR will be pivotal in developing and executing a robust HEOR strategy that encompasses real-world evidence generation, economic modeling, and value communication to ensure the successful market access and adoption of ensifentrine.

To be successful in this role, you must have strong leadership capabilities, excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional colleagues.

We know our employees are our most valuable asset, and our culture conveys that. Trust, accountability, and efficiency are core values that drive our working environment. We have a unique opportunity to build a company that will bring a first-in-class medication to chronic respiratory disease patients with significant unmet needs. We also offer a competitive benefits package, including generous PTO, to support the health and happiness of our staff.


  • Lead the development and execution of comprehensive HEOR strategies to support ensifentrine pre- and post-FDA approval as well as ensuring alignment with clinical development and commercial strategies.
  • Design and oversee the analysis of real-world data, including claims data, EHR data, specialty pharmacy data, and patient registries to generate evidence supporting the clinical and economic benefits of ensifentrine.
  • Direct the planning and execution of phase IV post-marketing studies to evaluate long-term efficacy, safety, and health outcomes related to ensifentrine use in a real-world setting.
  • Develop cost-effectiveness models and budget impact analyses to illustrate the value proposition of ensifentrine to payers, providers, and patients.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to communicate the value of ensifentrine effectively through publications, presentations, and discussions with key stakeholders, including payers, healthcare professionals, and regulatory bodies.
  • Guide the development of innovative value-based contracts and reimbursement strategies in collaboration with market access and pricing teams.
  • Engage with key opinion leaders and decision-makers to understand evolving trends in COPD management and incorporate insights into HEOR activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements associated with HEOR study design and implementation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An advanced degree in health economics, outcomes research, epidemiology, pharmacy, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in HEOR, with a proven track record in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, particularly in the respiratory therapeutic areas.
  • Demonstrated experience with the analysis of large datasets, real-world evidence generation, and advanced understanding of biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • Strong understanding of the US healthcare system, payer landscape, and FDA regulatory requirements related to HEOR.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to translate complex analytical findings into strategic implications for varied audiences.
  • Strategic thinker with a strong analytical mindset and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry guidelines and standards.
  • Demonstrated project management, organization, and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Verona Pharma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at Verona Pharma are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.