The Senior or Principal Research Scientist on the Real World Evidence team provides leadership and strategic direction for team and programs, including but not limited to collaborating with clients to develop research plans to meet objectives, define research objectives, and lead team to execute the research. The Principal Research Scientist would be expected to have prior extensive research experience across multiple therapeutic areas and research/analytic methodologies. This position will also be responsible for conducting educational programs and mentoring team members as needed.
Position may be located in the Corporate Headquarters in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Ky area; Raleigh NC or Phildelphia PA offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior or Principal Research Scientist will provide leadership for Real World Evidence programs with responsibilities to include: client interactions, developing research objectives and methodology for clients, participating in and overseeing projects, and business development
Interacts with clients to determine appropriate research programs to meet clients’ objectives
May design and lead small- to large-scale database, retrospective and prospective data analysis, and clinical analysis projects from inception through publication
May design and lead small- to large-scale meta-analysis, systematic and general literature review studies from inception through publication and/or client delivery
May consult with clients and internal study teams on retrospective chart reviews, electronic data capture programming, and prospective observational trials
Designs and performs analysis of patient and provider characteristics that are associated with particular health outcomes or interventions
Designs and performs analysis of project endpoints and outcomes to meet project objectives, and provides expert level interpretive analyses and consultation related to study results
Collaborates closely with biostatisticians, programmers and data managers
Assimilates research data into written deliverable products clients
Develops or reviews abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and white papers based on analysis.
Identifies and develops partnerships with database companies, government entities, and academic institutions and subject matter experts (SMEs/KOLs)
Shares and expands knowledge of databases, warehouses, business intelligence (BI) systems, data analysis tools, and other research- and publication-oriented resources
Collaborates with Consulting leadership on strategic planning and implementing Real World Evidence programs
Collaborates with Business Development Team to identify / expand real world evidence opportunities based on CTI expertise
Assists in developing proposals, including scientific rationale, methodology, timelines, and budgets
Collaborates with various CTI departments and team members as needed
Serves as mentor and conducts training programs for staff as needed
Sr. Research Scientist: Minimum 8+ years of analytical experience in outcomes research design/implementation and epidemiology, preferably with pharmaceutical / biotech / contract research organization (CRO) and business development experience; Masters (MS), Masters of Public Health (MPH) in outcomes/health services research or related discipline
Principal Research Scientist: Minimum 10+ years of analytical experience in outcomes research design/implementation and epidemiology, preferably with pharmaceutical / biotech / contract research organization (CRO) and business development experience; Doctoral level (PhD, DrPH, PharmD, ScD, etc) outcomes/health services research or related discipline
Other required skills/experience:
Demonstrated scientific presentation and publication experience, including scientific and clinical conferences as well as clinical/scientific citation history
Proven analytic skills: ability to quickly and accurately analyze healthcare data
Demonstrated knowledge and experience using statistical analysis software, including SAS (primarily), R, SPSS, or Stata
Familiarity with development, implementation, and analysis of patient reported outcomes (PRO), survey methods, and/or market research across a variety of therapeutic areas is a plus
Demonstrates problem solving and judgment capabilities
Ability to conduct research and meet deliverable requirements under internal and external timeline expectations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to summarize and present complex data with clarity for technical and non-technical audiences
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