Epidemiology Research Associate Patient Reported Outcomes (R1087309) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/3/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Reading, UK
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/3/2019
  • Job ID:
    R1087309

Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

High quality, patient-centered data is becoming increasingly imperative for our clients, regulators and other stakeholders to understand whether a drug provides treatment or safety benefit. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced public health scientist to join our Real World Evidence Epidemiology group, as a PRO/ COA (Patient Reported Outcomes/ Clinical Outcomes Assessment) Scientist.

In this role you’ll work closely with global clients, providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatment. You’ll be designing methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements, and you’ll be conducting and supervising analyses, evaluation and reporting of studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Your primary role will be to support the project lead on client facing or internal projects.

You'll author protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with analysis and reporting.  You'll review and provide relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.

You’ll provide input on the conceptual and measurement plan of different as per the research project objectives and gives recommendation on CoA/PROs to use.

Reviewing and providing epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development) will also be key, as will generation of content and direction for business development proposals (with input from senior staff as needed).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

To be successful in this role, you’ll have the ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost. You’ll also have experience with design, plan and conduct of observational studies of qualitative nature with patients, health care professionals, or other relevant stakeholders.

We’ll also need you to have :

Experience in various qualitative analyses methods and tools.

Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of psychometric nature with patients, from measure development to measure validation.

Experienced and knowledge in Classical Test Theory psychometric methods.

Knowledge of statistical methods to use for COA/PROs outcomes corresponding to research project objectives.

Ability to provide patient-centric recommendations for all observational research projects.

Awareness of the regulatory context surrounding COA/PROs use in observational research.

Being experienced and knowledgeable in Modern Test Theory psychometric methods is a plus.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment is important.  Systems-wise, we’ll need you to have used a qualitative analysis software, such as SAS and other psychometric analysis-specific software.

Masters Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 2 years relevant experience or PhD preferred.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.



Job ID: R1087309