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Lead Analyst Evidence Synthesis

Ireland, United Kingdom, Homeworking
Start date
30 May 2024
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment driving innovation and excellence, and we welcome you to join us on our mission to shape the future of clinical development.

Lead Analyst - Evidence Synthesis

EMEA based

This is an opportunity to work for ICON Insights, Evidence & Value - Health Economics & Epidemiology ICON Commercial Solutions, a division of ICON plc, an international clinical research organisation headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. We are respected globally for the quality and innovation of our work, undertaking consultancy projects for international clients in both the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

ICON Health Economics & Epidemiology is currently seeking to appoint a Principal, Systematic Reviews/Evidence Synthesis to join its global team. This team is highly respected in the field of health economics, and epidemiology for quality and innovation, undertaking consultancy projects for international clients in both the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

The candidate will be required to support the team, in taking senior managerial responsibility for the department. In addition, the candidate recruited for this role will be expected to utilise their skills in systematic reviews and/or evidence synthesis to contribute to all aspects of the department’s work as well as supporting the development of the team globally.

What you will do/What you will need

  • As a Lead Consultant, the employee is expected to recognize the importance of, and create a culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes, adding value to our business and meeting client needs
  • Lead, manage and quality check high quality delivery of evidence synthesis and analytical tasks and projects for clients to time and budget including (but not limited to): indirect treatment comparison, network meta-analysis, survival/statistical analyses.
  • Provide strategic and technical expertise both to clients and internally, and demonstrate experience across state-of-the-art methods in evidence synthesis including deterministic and Bayesian network meta analyses
  • Proficiency in statistical packages for evidence synthesis including WinBugs/OpenBugs, R
    Understands the role of evidence synthesis within the HTA processes and support preparation HTA submissions,
    Develops study designs and analytic plans to answer research questions.
    Leads development of qualitative and/or qualitative analysis plans for evidence synthesis including network meta-analysis, literature review, statistical analysis and, generates report fit for client submission
    Leads development of deliverable document outline and format.
    Supports other project activities as needed, completes internal documentation and quality-checks the work of others.
    Analyzes research problem and conceptually pieces individual scientific tasks together to determine how the overall scientific goal will be achieved
    Develops a comprehensive set of sound recommendations on scientific methods and approaches that help clients meet their goals as well as identify those that will not help clients meet their goals
  • Proactively and independently expands knowledge base and remains current on developments, trends and best practices for subject matter expertise
  • Efficiently manages own workload with respect to project scope, timelines and quality
  • Manages and ensures maintenance of a positive and productive liaison with internal and external contacts, including regulatory agencies, clients, and related institutions.
  • Conceptualizes and drafts, or leads, a complete proposal based on a client idea or RFP.
  • Responsible for teams’ alignment and support of BD efforts , including leading some smaller BD opportunities
  • Modifies proposals in response to client requests for changes and scientific insight for client’s strategic needs.
  • Leads project teams and identifies staff resources required for efficiency, presents the scope of work, and executes the scope by providing direction and feedback to that team
  • Manages projects against internal timelines and budgets
  • Active lead in mentoring/coaching junior staff, and may have formal line management
  • Complies with all relevant SOPs, work programming, time-keeping, iLearns, policies and procedures
What ICON can offer you:

Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a diverse culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

In addition to your competitive salary, ICON offers a range of additional benefits. Our benefits are designed to be competitive within each country and are focused on well-being and work life balance opportunities for you and your family.

Our benefits examples include:

  • Various annual leave entitlements
  • A range of health insurance offerings to suit you and your family’s needs
  • Competitive retirement planning offerings to maximise savings and plan with confidence for the years ahead
  • Global Employee Assistance Programme , TELUS Health, offering 24-hour access to a global network of over 80,000 independent specialised professionals who are there to support you and your family’s well-being
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible country-specific optional benefits, including childcare vouchers, bike purchase schemes, discounted gym memberships, subsidised travel passes, health assessments, among others
Visit our careers website to read more about the benefits of working at ICON:

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour , religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know or submit a request here .

Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless - there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.


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