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Company: PPD
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

*We are looking to fill this role in North America or Europe. The role offers 100% remote flexibility.One of the largest in-house teams dedicated to preference elicitation and related decision analysis. Our clients include all major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers globally. Our work enables these clients to understand which treatment or device attributes are meaningful to patients, how patients trade-off across these attributes, and what are the implications of such patient preference data for decisions that include regulatory approval and reimbursement of medicines. We specialize in the application of stated preference techniques, such as discrete choice experiment, best worst scaling and swing weighting.
You would be joining a fast growing, successful team, operating at the cutting edge of the science of incorporating stakeholder preferences into health care decision making. We have developed an innovative, collaborative culture, aimed at developing and sharing good practice in preference research, both internally and externally. We are looking for someone who will thrive in this environment.Position Overview:
As a Research Associate III - Patient Preference Studies, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow your skillset by owning the following tasks.Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):Science

  • Assist with or oversee patient preference studies using relevant methodologies (DCE, MCDA swing weighting, etc.)
  • Prepare near-final drafts of protocols, site training materials, basic report sections, and manuscripts.
  • Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature. May co-author presentations for scientific conferences and manuscripts for scientific journals.Project Management
    • Assume primary responsibility for day-to-day tasks related to the project, including making decisions related to the project either alone or in conjunction with more senior staff.
    • Involved with client communication, and may be primary point of contact with client.
    • Efficient delegation and communication with project team, and ensures proper staffing and oversight on project. Able to track timelines and keep project team and PI informed in order to complete work within the expected timeframe.
    • Know project management systems (electronic and paper filing, SOP requirements, finance office practices, IRB needs, etc.) and implement as required.
    • Oversee site recruitment and management tasks conducted by more junior staff.
    • Travel 0-10% of the time.Financial & Business Development
      • Communicate effectively with clients.
      • Write and/or review project proposals, including budgets.
      • May interact with clients to win new business.Patient-Centered Research Support
        • Provide leadership, oversight, mentoring and guidance to junior staff in a formal and informal role
        • May supervise employees (up to and including Research Associate II)
        • May attend scientific conferences for professional development/training
        • Conforming to SOPs
        • Conduct and participate in the training of junior staff and new hires
        • Participate in staff recruitment efforts (phone screening, interviewing, attending presentations, etc.)
          Job QualificationEducation, Professional Skills & Experience:
          • Specific skills or knowledge of: patient preference studies or preference elicitation techniques, such as discrete choice experiments; multi-criteria decision analysis; or utility studies, including time trade-off or standard gamble techniques.
          • PhD in a relevant scientific discipline; or Master's degree and at least three years of experience in relevant field; or Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific discipline and at least five years of experience in relevant field.
          • MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Ability to program in SAS or R desired; Experience of Atlas.ti or advanced qualitative research skills, and PubMed/embase advantageous.Personal Skills & Competencies:
            • Well-developed communication skills and scientific writing skills
            • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
            • Ability to independently manage, oversee, and/or lead a variety of project-related tasks and effectively delegates tasks to project team
            • Ability to manage client relationships
            • Collaborative team member, capable of efficient multi-taskingWho we are?
              Evidera is a business within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.Working Environment:
              PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
              • Able to communicate, receive and understand information & ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
              • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
              • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
              • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
              • May require travel.

                What we offer?
                We know that if you are provided with the right support and resources needed you will thrive! Therefore, Evidera offers a great mix of compensation and benefits options to show you how valuable you are to the organization.Some of our perks include:
                • Highly competitive salary and bonus structure
                • Generous benefits package, including healthcare, dental, vision and paid time off to spent with your friends and family
                • Flexible working environment by offering fully remote work for most of our positions, to support work-life balance
                • Clear opportunities for growth and career progression. We offer multiple Learning & Development programs, coaching and mentoring trainings, career planning and discussions to help you grow as a professional.
                • Access to Employee Well-being programs and services. We value your emotional health and offer a variety of programs to support your mental healthcare.
                • Collaborative working environment with focus on Diversity and Inclusion. At Evidera, we respect one another and recognize that our diversity makes our business stronger. We strive to be an inclusive organization where colleagues can be their authentic selves and grow their careers.
                • Global exposure: Opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry's leading researchers around the globe.
                • Smooth onboarding process with your own dedicated onboarding specialist and a working buddy to help you navigate through your first few weeks thus ensuring great start to your new role.Our 4i Values:
                  Our 4i Values are critical components in accomplishing our mission. These values guide us and, ultimately, define us.Integrity - Innovation - Intensity - InvolvementIf you resonate with them and wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, submit your application - we'd love to hear from you!*
                  • only shortlisted candidates will be contacted#LI-REMOTEDiversity StatementPPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.COVID-19 Vaccination Update for U.S. Colleagues
                    • All U.S. colleagues are required to report vaccination status. New hires will be asked to report vaccination status within the first two weeks of employment.
                      • All U.S. new hires who are in the following job categories must be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment or request an accommodation: executive director level and above, client-facing commercial, clinical research associates (CRAs), remote site monitors-local (RSM-L) all CRA and RSM-L line managers, clinic-based staff in early development services and accelerated enrollment solutions, and FSP within analytical services division roles. New hires will be asked to disclose vaccination status upon first day of employment and are required to report vaccination status within first two weeks of employment.

Keywords: PPD, Bethesda , RESEARCH ASSOCIATE III - PATIENT PREFERENCE, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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