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Medaffcon’s Market Access team provides a vantage point to the entire industry
Medaffcon’s Market Access team provides a vantage point to the trends and development in the entire industry. The team works actively with different actors, while helping customers in processes related to market access and market presence and in strategic planning.
According to Honkanen, the versatility of work is Medaffcon’s absolute asset compared to many other jobs. The work is project-based and varying, thus the experts get to explore different therapy areas and treatments in a rapid pace. Most of the projects deal with the most recent pharmaceutical innovations, allowing us to observe the latest trends in the industry. At the same time, experience and know-how accumulates quickly.
The projects usually last 3 – 6 months. A project is carried out by a project manager and a support team consisting of 1 – 3 experts.
Work is flexible, but lunch break starts at 11.04
Medaffcon’s work culture is characterised by flexibility and all work is guided by expertise. Everyone gets to decide where they work. Hierarchy is low.
“Remote work can be done to the extent that suits you, but many of us want to come to the office. We work flexibly, but for years now, lunch break has started at 11.04, when everyone at the office goes to lunch together”, says Honkanen smiling.
Employer’s flexibility enables development
Health Economist and Scientific Project Manager Tanja Nieminen has worked at Medaffcon since November 2016. She holds master’s degrees in both Economics and Health Economics and is currently preparing a doctoral dissertation in Health Economics on the assessment of disease burden and cost-effectiveness in vaccine preventable infections.
“Medaffcon is a flexible employer, which has made it possible to combine work and family life. Flexibility also enables preparing my doctoral dissertation alongside work. Here, a person is seen as an entity”, says Nieminen.
Nieminen describes the spirit at work as positive and the work community pleasant. Work is independent, which means that everyone can impact the flow of their working day. Support from teammates is always available if challenging situations arise.
Heini joined Medaffcon’s Market Access team in the spring of 2018. Heini holds master’s degree in health and social sciences, majoring in Health Economics. Prior to moving into the field of pharmacoeconomics, Heini has worked as an entrepreneur in the health and sport industry. At Medaffcon, Heini works as Market Access Lead with various market access processes and health technology assessments. Heini has a wide range of expertise in the price and reimbursement processes and health technology assessments in multiple therapy areas. Heini is interested in the possibilities to turn data into understandable information to support healthcare decision-making and thus increase the patient’s well-being. Together with her team and clients she strives to facilitate the provision of bespoke solutions for customers’ pricing and market access needs.
Tanja joined Medaffcon’s team in November 2016. Before that, she worked as a researcher at the National Institute for Health and Welfare. Tanja has also worked in an international research group, as a course instructor as well as in financial administration and customer service. She holds MSc degrees in both Health Economics and in the field of Economics and Business Administration.
Tanja’s strengths include her educational and occupational background in health economics from Finland and abroad. Tanja has a special interest in utilizing real-world evidence data to be used in evaluations. “By utilizing data resources to support decision-making we become more aware of how scarce resources should be allocated”.