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Associate Outcomes Researcher/ Research Consultant (Quant)

Reference: 060255_1573840952

ICON Patient Centred Outcomes is currently seeking an Associate Research Consultant/ Associate Outcomes Researcher (Psychometrics, quantitative) to join our team!

Location - EU wide or US- East Coast (will consider some flexibility to be home based a few days a week flexible after probation period)

ICON Patient Centred Outcomes (PCO) is part of ICON plc, a leading global Clinical Research Organization headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Our PCO group undertakes consultancy projects for international clients in both the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, supporting late-phase clinical trials.

The work of the PCO group focuses on patient-centered research, including health related quality of life, disease signs and symptoms, treatment preference, adherence and satisfaction. The group is respected globally for the quality and innovation of their applied qualitative and quantitative work. Much of their work involves Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) endpoint/instrument selection and regulatory support; COA instrument development and psychometric validation; study design, analysis and interpretation; COA quantitative analysis; utility measurement; and patient preference studies. Our PCO team is based in US (San Francisco, Boston, Gaithersburg, Raleigh), UK (London, Abingdon), France (Lyon) and Germany.

We are looking for an individual who is looking to join a consultancy group where research experience is applied within a fast-moving commercial environment. In particular, we are looking for someone who is looking to apply their quantitative skills and join our growing quantitative team.

You will have experience of applied research in an academic or commercial environment, and will have experience of, and interest in, quantitative research design and interpretation of results, analysis of COA data from a range of study designs, and of using statistical software packages (e.g. Stata, SAS, SPSS). We have a strong preference for an individual with SAS programming expertise.

Overview of the Role

  • Assist with development of research materials (such as study protocols, patient surveys, statistical analysis plans) and conduct of literature reviews
  • Undertake quantitative data analysis using statistical analysis software: SAS Programming strongly preferred
  • Draft, review, and assist with client deliverables including reports, proposals and scientific manuscripts. under the direction of senior team members

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's (or higher) degree in a related field (such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, or related discipline)
  • Experience in a related field in academic or industry environment.
  • Understanding of scientific research methods and processes
  • Experience with quantitative methodology and analysis, knowledge of SAS Programming will be an advantage
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team with a high degree of self-motivation


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