ICON Clinical Research

Patient Data Science Leader

18 Dec 2020
16 Jan 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Patient Data Science Leader

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business but that doesn't mean we can't have fun whilst we do it.

With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry!

Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for an expert Patient Data Science Leader to join our newly created Innovation & Informatics team.

The Role

As a Patient Data Science Leader you will act as the primary lead at ICON to identify key patient data sources and will have a deep level of expertise in the area of patient data and patient data sources.

Collaborating with the wider organisation, you will utilise and apply this data in order to drive key improvements to help transform our clinical trials
  • As part of the Innovation & Informatics leadership team you must develop ICON's consolidated innovation roadmap to deliver 'clinical trial of the future'.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in Patient Data Science in clinical trials and/or technology and opportunities for applying innovation
  • Work to identify innovative opportunities that can drive meaningful and beneficial change in our ICON business through process or technology.
  • Drive innovative change in the organisation through identification of and removal of potential obstacles
  • Work as part of the Innovation & Informatics leadership team to lead the screening, review and evaluation of innovation ideas.
  • Support the Innovation & Informatics Solutions team to develop all approved innovation initiatives through design, prototyping and production.
  • Work with the Innovation & Informatics team to identify the appropriate technical, commercial and business resources to pilot innovation initiatives.
  • Lead periodic technical and commercial evaluation of innovation projects.
  • Provide subject matter expertise when ICON Innovation & Informatics is interacting with relevant third parties involved in the funding and development of relevant innovation initiatives.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for ICON's relationship with 3rd party innovation partners (academia, industry initiatives, etc.).
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in the process to transfer approved projects from innovation centre into the business.
  • As part of the Innovation & Informatics team you will promote a culture of innovation. Continuously seek opportunities for improvement within clinical trials.
  • Be an innovation champion to ensure that innovation is in line with business and IT objectives.
  • Facilitate and support the innovation components of business development initiatives as required.
  • Work with the Innovation & Informatics team to establish and deliver the Innovation & Informatics strategy.
  • Work with business and IT stakeholders to evaluate complex situations accurately and identify viable solutions that create successful outcomes for the customer.
  • Keep up to date on industry and technology best practices and trends.
  • Recognise, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which centre around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.

What you need
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or Engineering or equivalent work experience required
  • Experience working within the Pharma/ CRO sector is essential for this role
  • Appropriate awareness and natural curiosity of emergent technologies (mobile, devices, big data etc.).
  • Proven ability to analyse and understand complex (preferably clinical trial) data for the creation of business value.
  • Ability to articulate effectively to audience of different backgrounds (commercial, technical).
  • Proven track record in delivery of business needs using out-sourced and in-sourced global business models.
  • Proven ability to participate in the successful delivery of large scale programmes of IT change on time and within budget.
  • Possess process improvement experience with a focus on continued streamlining of processes.
  • Possess customer focused background and display commercial awareness.
  • Ability to identify competitive and technology usage trends, to understand their implications and to react accordingly.
  • Ability to embrace new and innovative technologies for the benefit of the organisation.
  • Ability to present strategies and change initiatives (to technical or non-technical audiences) to secure approval and funding.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, relationship management, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong analytical capability to identify essential issues in complex technical and business problems.
  • Strong ability to establish strong internal and external relationships to facilitate the achievement of strategic and operational objectives.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work effectively with different divisions and levels.

Why join us?

Other than working with an outstanding team of ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a Patient Data Science Leader, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skillset. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we sincerely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/colour/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin

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