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Principal Patient Centered Outcomes, (Quantitative/Psychomet

at ICON Clinical Research in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Principal

Remote or office based position

US, Canada, or EMRA

ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

ICON plc is looking for a Principal – Patient Centered Outcomes (Quantitative/Psychometric) to join our collaborative team environment with a goal to deliver the most scientifically robust, patient relevant, solutions at the right time, elevating the patient voice and ensuring patients’ access to innovative therapies and improving lives.

You will join ICON’s market-leading Patient-Centered Outcomes (PCO) experts as part of ICON’s Global Health Economics, Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (GHEORE) practice. GHEORE sits within ICON’s Commercialization and Outcomes division, a market leader providing a range of services to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries spanning Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COA), Health Economics, Epidemiology, Pricing & Market Access, Translations and Linguistic Validation, Medical Communications and Real World Evidence.

Who are we?

ICON’s GHEORE group provides services geared to elicit high quality patient-centered data to guide healthcare decision-making. Our group brings together a large team of Outcomes Research scientists and consultants with expertise in the selection, development, and validation of Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) and other COA instruments, as well as the analysis of COA data. The group has a deep understanding of the marketplace and regulatory landscapes and helps decision-makers understand the value of patient-centered outcomes and estimate the impact of new health technologies from the patient’s perspective.

Overview of the role

The Principal (Quantitative/Psychometric) will have a leadership position in our 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 GHEORE functional lead in cross-functional teams

+ Ability to work as an expert with patient centred outcomes

+ 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 we are 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.)

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career – both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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Job Posting: JC231720549

Posted On: Jan 07, 2023

Updated On: Jun 03, 2023

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