Novartis HEOR and Medical Access Fellowships

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is pleased to offer two 2-year Health Economics & Outcomes Research and Medical Access Fellowship positions this year. These two-year fellowships will provide training and hands-on experience in a broad range of health economics, outcomes research, and comparative effectiveness research (CER) as conducted in academic, managed care, hospital, health policy, and/or pharmaceutical industry settings.

The fellow will spend the first year of the fellowship at an academic institution and the second year at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in East Hanover, New Jersey.

First-year Fellowship Sites:

  • Baylor Scott and White Health/The University of Texas at Austin
  • Thomas Jefferson University


The objective of the first year is to educate the fellow on general principles and methods applied in HEOR. Concurrently, the fellow will participate in ongoing outcomes research projects at the first-year fellowship site. The fellowship positions differ by first-year site requirements and type of experience offered. During the second year, fellows will participate in HEOR projects and gain experience in how a pharmaceutical manufacturer uses clinical, economic, and humanistic data to support the development and commercialization of its products, with potential opportunities in neuroscience, respiratory, ophthalmology, immunology, dermatology, cardiovascular, and transplant franchises. A unique rotational opportunity (3 months) will be available on the Medical Access team based on fellow interests, where the fellow will help identify strategic trends in the external payer and health plan environment that may impact access to and reimbursement for Novartis’ products.


Application Process (rolling submission starting October 4, 2021, application deadline is October 22, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT)

To apply, please email and include the following materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Include first-year fellowship site(s)
  • Email of 2 References

If offered an interview, the following documents will be requested:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (sent via email from references)
  • Unofficial Transcript



Graduate degree in a relevant discipline focused on pharmacy, health services research, health economics, epidemiology, or related discipline (e.g. PharmD, PhD, MPH, etc.). A background in pharmacy or medicine and experience in outcomes research, health economics, or another related field of research is preferred. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Demonstrated success in working in teams and independently.

We will be holding an informational webinar and highly recommend you attend to ask questions and learn more about the program.

We will have two meeting options. Please attend the session that works for you. Please RSVP here ( to receive the webinar invitation.

Webinar #1: September 27th 7-8pm EST 

Webinar #2: October 1st 5-6pm EST

 For any further questions, please email