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Research Associate

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: Entry Level
Position: Full Time
Salary: competitive salary, great benefits and flexible working
Location: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire
Reference: 361499
Closing Date: 05/02/19
Job Details:

Company Summary

Established over 15 years ago, pH Associates are recognised as a leading consultancy in Real World Evidence. 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:

  1.         Direct patient/healthcare professional interviews and        focus groups
  2.         Patient preference studies
  3.         Patient surveys
  4.         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 pH 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 pH 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 focussed


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