Principal - Patient Centered Outcomes

Highly Competitve     UK - Flexible

Principal – Patient Centered Outcomes (Quantitative/Psychometric)

Our client is a leading provider of consultancy services to the global pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Covering Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA), Health Economics, Pricing & Market Access and Real World Evidence. 

Overview of the role

The Principal (Quantitative/Psychometric) will have a leadership position in our clients growing quantitative research team and will serve as the project director and/or scientific advisor for quantitative projects, taking responsibility for the scientific integrity of the research.  

The Principal will also support the overall business strategy. 

To succeed you will need

  • Significant academic or industry experience in quantitative methods for instrument development/validation, including classical and modern psychometric methods; health-related instrument development experience preferred but experience in related fields involving instrument development/validation (e.g., education) accepted.  
  • Experience of writing study protocols, statistical analysis plans, and study reports
  • Ability to coach/mentor junior staff in the application of quantitative/psychometric methods
  • Experience of the use and application of statistical software packages such as SAS, R, Stata
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience of leading research studies and directing project teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to act as PCO functional lead in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication and scientific writing skills, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, technical reports, or other scholarly work
  • Ability to manage own workload with respect to project scope, timelines and quality
  • Ability to travel (approximately 5% - 10%) domestic and/or international

The following experiences are preferred, though our client is open to training the right candidate coming from academia or another discipline with transferable skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of health outcomes research principles and familiarity with key aspects of the literature (historical and current)
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidance documents and scientific guidelines (FDA guidance; FDA qualification documentation; dossier outline; EMA guidance resources; ISPOR Task Force Documents, etc.)

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