ICON Clinical Research

Principal, ICO

Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Apr 2021
Closes
09 May 2021
Ref
JR073030
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
ICON plc is looking for a Principal - Patient Centered Outcomes (Quantitative/Psychometric) to join our winning GHEOR team named by Forbes as one of the best employers in America for the year 2017. We are a top five clinical research organization with stability, solid earnings and growth potential with 13,500 employees in forty countries globally.

You will join ICON's market-leading Patient-Centered Outcomes (PCO) experts as part of, ICON's Global HEOR practice, which 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.

ICON's GHEOR 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 GHEOR 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 at ICON

We provide our employees with a strong benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, vacation, and an annual incentive plan to reward performance.

ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds in the business, and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a great career. We understand that our greatest asset is our skilled and talented people and that they are truly what set us apart.

What's Next?

Following your application, if successful, you will be contacted by one of our internal Talent Specialists who will provide you with more details about this opportunity.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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