Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Other, Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) group within RTI Health Solutions(RTI-HS) is looking to add a Senior Psychometrician to work collaboratively in a group that specializes in assisting clients with the development and psychometric evaluation of instruments used in clinical trials (e.g., patient-reported outcome [PRO] measures).
Ideally, you will have experience with state-of-the-art approaches in measurement, analysis of questionnaire data, and developing documentation to support outcome assessments for regulatory review.
RTI-HS psychometricians are responsible for implementing a variety of technical analyses, ensuring the accuracy of analytic methods and results, and independently designing, planning, and completing research studies to support project and client needs. You will also be expected to :
Design, oversee, and conduct classical and modern test theory analyses, validity studies, sampling plans and post-hoc statistical analyses
Accurately analyze, interpret, and clearly communicate psychometric results to clients within specified deadlines
Produce high-quality technical reports
Contribute to the writing of proposals
Communicate effectively (via email, telephone, and in-person) with clients and team members
Master’s degree in quantitative psychology, statistics, biostatistics, or related field with at least 10 years of relevant experience, or a PhD and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
Demonstrated SAS skills (required) and expertise in at least one latent variable software package (e.g., MPLUS, IRTPro)
Significant experience related to the development and evaluation of outcome measures, including classical psychometric methods (e.g., evaluations of test-retest reliability and internal consistency), exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and Rasch Measurement and/or Item Response Theory
Experience implementing hierarchical linear modeling, repeated measures models, mixture models
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as team leader
Excellent analytical and communication skills (both written and oral)
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