Research Fellow – Health Outcomes and Market Acces

AmerisourceBergen Corp.

Conshohocken, PA

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What you will be doing

Xcenda is looking for up to 4 Health Outcomes and Market Access Fellows to join the organization in our headquarters in Conshohocken, PA.

This 2-year, degree-granting Fellowship, sponsored by Xcenda, in conjunction with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, provides a unique learning experience in a healthcare consulting environment. The Fellow will work on numerous projects in various disease areas, and interact with many of the top pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad. During the Fellowship, professionals from Xcenda will mentor the Fellow in multiple consulting projects including, but not limited to, health outcomes research, economic modeling, market research, and brand/market access strategy. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, a driven Fellow will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to begin a successful career in a consulting firm, pharmaceutical company, managed care organization, or academia. In addition, the Health Outcomes and Market Access Fellow will earn a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, with an emphasis in Applied Pharmacoeconomics, Managed Care Pharmacy Systems, or Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications. If desired, the Fellow will also have the option to earn an MBA degree through Stetson University, in conjunction with the University of Florida MS degree.

Fellowship Goals and Objectives:

· To provide the Fellow with a formal education and opportunity to gain experience in a health care consulting environment

• To enhance the Fellow’s knowledge of literature evaluation, proper research design, biostatics, and health outcomes research methodologies
• To provide the Fellow with training and experience in protocol development, data collection, data management, data analysis, presentation of results, and manuscript development
• To provide the Fellow with an understanding of reimbursement principles needed to develop payer strategies, analyze impact of health policy changes, and conduct provider based reimbursement education
• Develop a keen understanding of the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s business and how they interact with consulting companies for a variety of services
• Understand and apply pharmacoeconomic / health outcomes principles
• Disseminate evidence through medical communications
• Apply health outcomes and pharmacoeconomic evidence to managed markets
• Understand and apply market research methods

During the Fellowship, the Fellow will also complete a minimum of 30 units of coursework at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy.

• Business Insights
• Collaborates
• Communicates Effectively
• Customer Focus
• Decision Quality
• Drives for Results
• Ensure Accountability
• Functional Knowledge
• Manages Ambiguity
• Manages Complexity

What your background should look like

Although not required, applicable experience, such as health outcomes, managed markets, and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.


  • Letter of Intent/Cover Letter (up to 1 page) addressed to Michael Sporck
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected by our Fellowship Selection Committee from a national pool of individuals who possess a strong interest in health outcomes and/or market access. Although not required, applicable experience, such as an internship in a related field, is preferred. A successful candidate must have earned a PharmD from an Accreditation Counsel for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy before June 17, 2024. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required. Letters of recommendation and unofficial pharmacy school transcripts are not required for requesting an interview with Xcenda, these documents will instead be collected at a later time from select candidates advancing to the final interview stage.

Xcenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) with excellent compensation package including competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. During the Fellowship, Xcenda also provides tuition for all required classes, as well as travel expenses to at least one national meeting per year.

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About Xcenda

Xcenda, a business unit of Cencora, formerly AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is an integrated, world-class healthcare consulting organization focused on value, reimbursement, and patient access. For more than 28 years, Xcenda has helped global biopharmaceutical companies as well as emerging early-phase firms successfully commercialize innovative medical treatments and technologies in complex and cost-constrained global markets. Our broad, yet strategically connected, array of consulting services supports all phases of the product lifecycle. Our experts provide customized solutions and innovative approaches that discover and communicate the value of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare technologies.

Why Xcenda

As a member of the Xcenda team, you will be working, learning, and teaching alongside intelligent, collaborative, and experienced professionals who are inspired by what they do and highly motivated to make a difference. You will experience what we call "Commitment that Counts" – a mindset and attitude that we all share. It is the commitment that we have to our clients, to each other, and to the patients we serve that makes Xcenda a special and unique organization and more than just a place to work. We value accountability, collaboration, customer focus, innovation, integrity, and passion. We believe life is meant to be pursued and enjoyed through creative thinking and ethics, and we bring an entrepreneurial spirit to everything we do.

Share in our commitment to excellence. Play a vital role in helping patients gain access to life-saving therapies. Take the next step today and learn how you can join us.

Candidates will be selected from a national pool of individuals with an advanced degree (PharmD), and a strong interest in health outcomes and/or managed care.

What Cencora offers

We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

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Affiliated Companies: Xcenda, LLC
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