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(Senior) Principal Scientist, Patient Centered Outcomes

US-Maryland-Gaithersburg; US-North Carolina-Raleigh
Reference: 052351_2
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ICON plc is looking for a Principal Scientist – Patient Centered Outcomes to join our winning team named by Forbes as one of the best large employers in America for the year 2018. We are a top five clinical research organization with stability, solid earnings and growth potential with 13,500 employees in forty countries globally.

You will join ICON’s Patient-Centered Outcomes (PCO) group which sits within ICON's Commercialization and Outcomes division, a market leader providing a range of services to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device markets spanning Health Economics, Epidemiology, PCO, Pricing & Market Access, Translations and Linguistic Validation, Medical Communications and Real World Evidence.

ICON’s PCO group provides services geared to meet the demands of global and national markets for high quality patient-centered data. Our PCO group brings together a large team of Outcomes Research scientists and consultants with expertise in the selection, development, validation and analysis of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) and other Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) instruments. The group has a deep understanding of the marketplace and regulatory landscapes, and helps decision-makers to understand the value of patient-centered endpoints and to estimate the impact of new health technologies.


Overview of the role

The Principal Scientist will have a leadership position in our growing team and will serve as the project director and/or scientific advisor for projects, taking responsibility for the scientific integrity of the research.  The Principal also supports the overall business strategy. 


To succeed you will need

·         Significant academic or industry experience in patient-centered/ reported outcomes research.  

·         Applied knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods

·         Experience of writing study protocols, statistical analysis plans, and study reports

·         Ability to coach/mentor junior staff in the application of research methods

·         Experience in the use and application of  both qualitative and quantitative software packages

·         Experience with regulatory bodies including the EMA and FDA.

·         Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Experience of leading outcomes research studies and directing project teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of health outcomes research principles and familiarity with key aspects of the literature (historical and current)
  • Excellent communication and scientific writing skills, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, or other scholarly work
  • Ability to act as COA functional lead in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage own workload with respect to project scope, timelines and quality
  • Ability to travel (approximately 20%) domestic and/or international

Working for ICON you will be provided with an excellent benefits package. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.   


ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. #LI-AA1

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