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Research Assistant

Business Type: Clinical Research Organisation, Health Service, Medical Communications Agency, Pharmaceutical Services, Other Business
Job Type: Department Head, Clinical Research Associate (CRA), Clinical Study- Trials, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Salary: competitive salary, great benefits and flexible working
Location: Buckinghamshire
Reference: 361499
Closing Date: 06/03/19
Job Details:


Company Summary 
Our team of high caliber experts develops and implements projects that drive an improvement in patient care and are of mutual benefit to our Life-science Industry clients and our NHS partners.
Due to a period of continued success and growth, we are seeking a Research Assistant to join our Patient Centred Outcomes Group.

You will love this role if you:
  • Want to be part of an exciting, new team where you can really develop and define the role
  • Are passionate about gaining experience working in pharmaceutical industry and working on research that brings benefits to patients
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic and client focused consultancy environment
  • Want to work across a broad range of therapeutic areas
You will be a success if you:
  • Are a keen self-starter who enjoys working independently but can also work effectively as part of a team
  • Have a proactive approach to drive and support your colleagues
  • Can demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a good understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

Key responsibilities
Working with our Patient Centred Outcomes Team, you will:
  • Work closely with the Patient Centred Outcomes consultants to ensure the goals of the projects are met
  • Support the design and development of qualitative and quantitative outcome research studies
  • Develop search criteria and perform literature reviews
  • Assist in the conduct of both qualitative and quantitative research including:
    • Direct patient/healthcare professional interviews and focus groups
    • Patient preference studies
    • Patient surveys
    • Selection or development and validation of patient reported outcome instruments
  • Support the analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data
  • Contribute to the drafting of project reports and other deliverables of research
Additional Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the continuing achievements and targets of Open VIE through the successful delivery of project
        documentation to agreed standards and timelines
  • Maintain thorough working records of all project activities
  • Attend regular internal team meetings to facilitate a collaborative approach to all projects
  • Maintain quality and accuracy in all activities, following Open VIE Standard Operating Procedures
Required experience and qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in Psychology, Sociology or related discipline
  • Experience of conducting health research and project management
  • Experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research or related technical skills
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development process will be an advantage as will previous experience in a health care consultancy environment
Essential skills:
  • Previous experience in conducting research and collecting data
  • Excellent computer skills  and communication skills Used to working independently and have excellent organisation skills
  • Positive, solution focused

Posted: 09/01/2019 | NPJ Ref: 228296