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Senior Health Economist (Boston, MA)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS' Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.


Senior Health Economist

We seek applicants for a Senior Health Economist role within our Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) practice area. This role will focus on leadership of ZS’ services in Health Economics (HE) in our Boston, MA office.



Senior Health Economists have immediate responsibility for enhancing ZS offerings, are instrumental members of the project leadership who are in client facing roles and assumes responsibility of quality, effectiveness and efficiency of project execution and delivery. In this role, you will:

  • Support and shape the global HE strategy and capability development for both ZS and our clients, across therapeutic areas
  • Work closely with ZS client teams to lead client business development and client relationship development across our key client accounts.
  • Support the growth of HE modeling service line, increase awareness of ZS capabilities in HE modeling, and inform our clients’ perception of the ZS value proposition in HE modeling
  • Consistently deliver quality client services and drive high-quality work products within expected timeframes and on budget
  • Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams
  • Foster an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment.
  • Play an active role in coaching and mentoring junior team members within Global HEOR team.


  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Life Sciences or Business or equivalent
  • PhD, MD, PharmD or MPH preferred
  • Masters plus 8 years or Doctorate plus 6 years of directly relevant experience in a similar industry / consulting environment
  • Demonstrated experience with Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) with a particular emphasis on health economic modeling
  • Ability to lead and manage teams to execute global projects
  • Extensive practical experience in leading implementation of cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses for key markets and leading health technology assessment (HTA) agencies
  • Strong understanding of and experience with statistical methods underlying health economic models
  • Experience in the conduct of systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and database analyses
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in communicating HE findings in various forms of communication, including peer-reviewed publication, abstracts and conference presentations, AMCP dossiers, and global value dossiers (the latter two for which we only expect the ability to integrate HE findings within these larger efforts)


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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