Medical R&D Specialist (JHB)

Position: Medical R&D Specialist
Location: JHB
Industry: Re-Insurance
Re-insurance client is seeking a medically qualified incumbent passionate about leveraging research and development to shape the future of public health and the life insurance industry. Join our client’s dynamic team and play a pivotal role in monitoring, analyzing, and responding to the evolving landscape of health trends and technologies.
Research and Development:
  • Perform literature reviews and internal studies to identify trends in public health with implications for mortality and morbidity outcomes.
  • Craft strategies that align with public health changes, guiding product development, pricing, underwriting, and claims processes for life insurers – including the potential impact of NHI.
  • Conduct extensive research and data analysis on diverse public health topics, generating actionable insights to adapt products, pricing, and systems accordingly.
Health Technologies and Electronic Health Data:
  • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging health technologies, assessing their potential impact on population health and insurance outcomes.
  • Utilize available data to quantify the effects of health technologies and clinical advancements on mortality and morbidity at a population level.
  • Contribute to the integration of third-party health data for underwriting, claims assessment, and product innovation.
Business Management and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive research and development plan.
  • Maintain rigorous standards for research documentation and reporting, ensuring transparency and accuracy.
  • Translate research findings into tangible proposals for change and develop reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Essential: Master’s in Public Health and working experience within a medical insurance, life insurance, or managed care environment
  • Advantageous: Medical degree, Master’s in Health Economics, proficiency in data analytics (Excel, R, Python), and experience in the life insurance industry.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public health or epidemiology, with expertise in data analysis and statistical modeling.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive mindset, and ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.
If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact on public health and insurance practices, apply now and be part of a team driving innovation and change.
Apply to, REF: MVG/MR&D