Director of Clinical Outcomes Assessment
I joined ICON three and a half years ago, with 25 years’ of prior experience in the field of outcomes research. This began with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research) and continued through about 15 years of private consulting for a wide variety of pharmaceutical, government and academic clients. In addition to my expertise in outcomes research I have done work in systematic literature review and large administrative data analysis.
I was attracted to ICON after learning about the work the company does in Patient Reported Outcomes (my favourite area of research). Another drawcard was the quality of the people working in PRO, plus the opportunity to work internationally.
To date, my favourite thing about the job has to be my colleagues. The company attracts people who are bright and dedicated. Everyone works really hard and maintains a strong sense of curiosity and enthusiasm, particularly in our Clinical Outcomes Assessment group. ICON employees uphold high standards of scientific rigor in their work, and it is great to be part of such a dedicated and talented team. I also like the ability to collaborate with staff in a variety of disciplines, which allows me to provide my clients with a full range of services to meet their needs in addition to Clinical Outcomes Assessment work.
The COA group has a strong emphasis on continuous learning and we even hold a series of internal training sessions where various team members present on different topics. I am also chairing a task force for ISPOR on recommendations for methods of developing clinical outcomes assessments for clinical trials of treatments for rare diseases.
The perfect candidate for a role at ICON would be someone who is not afraid of hard work and has a real interest in their work and what the company does. People who are enthusiastic, flexible and well-trained in their discipline would be a great fit here.