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Lead Outcomes Researcher - Statistics & Psychometrics

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Lead Outcomes Researcher, Statistics & Psychometrics *LI-MB1


ICON Patient Centred Outcomes (PCO) is currently seeking a Lead Outcomes Researcher to join our team!


Founded in 1990, ICON plc is today one of the top five clinical research organizations with stability, solid earnings and growth potential with 13,500 employees in forty countries globally.


This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Lead Outcomes Researcher will play a key role within ICON’s Patient Centre Outcomes (PCO) group.


ICON’s PCO group provides services geared to elicit high quality patient-centred data to guide healthcare decision-making. Our global PCO group brings together a large team of 50+ Outcomes Research scientists and consultants with expertise in the selection, development, and validation of Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) and other Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) instruments, as well as the analysis of COA data in clinical trials, psychometric studies, and  other experimental and observational studies. The group has a deep understanding of the marketplace and regulatory landscapes and helps decision-makers understand the value of patient-centred outcomes and estimate the impact of new health technologies from the patient’s perspective.


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. You will have strong experience in an academic or commercial environment, and will have significant experience and interest in development, implementation and analysis of COAs.


You will also have experience of providing leadership and guidance to more junior staff members and of managing both projects and research teams, including day-to-day liaison with clients. As an important contributor to our global team, you will need to be capable of contributing to publications/scientific communications, to demonstrate and actively promote an open and honest working environment, encourage close teamwork and foster knowledge transfer.  


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree or local equivalent. Post-graduate qualification in a related field preferred (e.g. MSc, PhD/DPhil, Clinical), with speciality in quantitative methods (Statistics, Biometrics, Psychometrics, Economics…)
  • Extensive - 10 years+ in Patient-Centered Outcomes
  • Experience of both conducting health research and managing research projects.
  • Experience of working in a healthcare/consultancy environment, with specific, documented experience in Patient-Centered Outcomes research.
  • Demonstrable experience of quantitative research and related technical skills (use of SAS and other relevant statistical package and programming skills where applicable).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team with a high degree of self-motivation
  • Development and Leadership potential  

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.   


In addition you will have the opportunity to develop within your role and take on further responsibilities or develop your skill set within other related departments of ICON. The position is ideally located in Lyon, but other places might be consider in Europe mainland. The work language is English.


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




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