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Research Consultant - Milton Park, Marlow, UK or London

UK-London (MAPI)
Reference: 055920
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Research Consultant, Global HTA, Health Economics Reimbursement and Outcomes

Location: Milton Park, London *LI-MB1

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic, collaborative environment with a team committed to being an industry-leading provider?

Do you have experience as medical writer / Research Consultant? If so, you will provide market access writing support as part of an integrated global team servicing pharmaceutical clients. This includes the development of HTA submissions, early scientific advice, early HEOR evidence generation planning, global dossiers and value communication.

The Research Consultant aligns closely to meet client expectations, budgets and timelines. Travel to professional meetings, client locations, and other project-related travel may be required.

Who Are We?

The ICON Global HTA, Health Economics, Reimbursement and Outcomes team are a team of HTA, HEOR, medical communications authorities and market access consultants who specialize in helping our clients engage with HTA/reimbursement agencies, payers and achieve patient access for their products. ICON is a fast-growing global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, known for its innovative approach. ICON’s commercialization and outcomes capabilities coupled with our strategic consultancy services has created the industry’s most integrated product development, clinical communications and market access solutions. This means more growth and career opportunities for our current and future employees.



  • With direction, develops approach to assigned piece(s) of the research problem
  • Conducts appropriate literature searches and critiques of studies
  • Reviews protocols and analysis plans/conceptual framework with limited direction
  • Responsible for data collection, including conducting key opinion leader interviews
  • Oversees data management, including data entry and review
  • Conducts data analysis, including preparing/reviewing analysis plan
  • Works with the technical lead to design studies and prepare protocols/analysis plans including creation of tables, listings and figures
  • Assists in cleaning data, conduct of simple quantitative analysis and write up of results
  • Prepares/reviews first drafts of project deliverables including reports, manuscripts, and dossiers; summarizes quantitative and qualitative analysis results for project deliverables
  • Supports other project activities as needed, completes internal documentation and quality-checks the work of others
  • Maintains familiarity with current scientific literature

Client development

  • You will have up-to-date understanding of the specific nature of key client relationships and supports the building/broadening of these relationships where appropriate
  • Assists in formulating recommendations that help clients meet their goals

Project/risk management

  • You may oversee vendor management
  • Handles and conducts technical project management, including scope of work development, contract initiation, and project landmarks, timelines, deliverables, and budgets
  • Communicates efficiently and effectively within/outside of project team, and communicates regularly with senior project team members about project tasks
  • Maintains understanding of project requirements and identifies scope creep as it happens. Alerts business operations and project director to the need for a change order at appropriate times.
  • Supports project director on projects as needed
  • Identifies risks with completing specific deliverables and effectively executes strategies to minimize them


  • Participates in staff training efforts
  • You are expected to support internal trainings and presentations
  • Aligns with all relevant SOPs, work programming, time-keeping, policies and procedures


  • Recognizes, exemplifies and adheres to ICON's values which center on our commitment to People, Clients and Performance
  • As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes, adding value to our business and meeting client needs
  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an open and honest working environment to encourage close teamwork and foster knowledge transfer
  • Travel (approximately 10%) domestic and/or international
  • Dedicatedly and independently expands knowledge base on department-specific related research methods.
  • Expertly manages own workload with respect to project scope, timelines and quality
  • Maintains awareness of the pharma/biotech/medical device industry landscape as it relates to outcomes research-related trends and challenges
  • Performs other duties and tasks as are allocated at the reasonable discretion of the Company

To succeed you will have:

  • Masters or doctoral (ideal) in, HTA, MA, Health Policy or related
  • 2 years + management of HTA dossier development – in consulting
  • Writing HTA reimbursement/GV dossiers
  • Led setting up of ad-boards
  • Developed materials for Payer interviews
  • Undertake HTA Landscape assessment

What’s Next?

Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and, if successful, we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.

ICON plc Company is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment

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