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Research Consultant/Outcomes Researcher (Psychometrics,Quant)

London
Permanent
Reference: 059465_1573839687
Description

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

Location - EU wide (flexible to be home/office based) or US- East Coast (flexible to be home/office based)

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, research study design and interpretation of results, psychometric evaluation of COA instruments, analysis of COA data from a range of study designs, and of using statistical software packages (e.g. Stata, SAS, SPSS). We have a requirement for an individual with SAS programming expertise.

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. You will also 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 in a related field (such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, or related discipline). Post-graduate qualification in a related field preferred (e.g. MSc, PhD/DPhil, Clinical).
  • Experience of both conducting health research and managing research projects.
  • Experience of working in a healthcare/consultancy environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of quantitative research and related technical skills: SAS Programming needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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

 

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