Research Associate - England

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£25,000 - £30,000 - Health Economics
Ref: 64 Date Posted: Sunday 03 Jun 2018
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Job title: Research Associate

The role:

You will have full client-facing responsibilities and will be expected to lead and/or contribute to a range of clinical evidence review and medical writing projects. Key responsibilities include, but are not be limited to:

·Developing market access deliverables, including:

·Clinical sections of reimbursement dossiers for HTA bodies

·Value dossiers and value stories to support the case for new products

·Evidence review reports of clinical research:

·Desk based research through to systematic literature review

·Focus on assessing burden of illness, unmet need and product value

·Posters and abstracts, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals

·Project and task management (including time and workload management to ensure deliverables are on time)

·Working as a part of a multidisciplinary project team, including health economists, statisticians, editors and project managers to finalise client deliverables within agreed timelines

·Reviewing other team members’ work

·Contributing to proposals and potential involvement in business development

 

Your skills:

We are looking for enthusiasm, vision, flexibility in approach and the desire to play a key role in our highly committed Clinical Evidence Review team. You will need to have:

•           A relevant BSc or post graduate qualification in biochemistry, biology, biomedical science or a closely related field

•           At least 2 years’ experience in medical writing, preferably in a consultancy or pharmaceutical environment

•           Technical writing skills with the ability to convey complex information as a cohesive story

•           Research and analysis skills (e.g. the ability to undertake and report literature reviews to include a critical appraisal of the identified evidence)

•           Proven ability to manage projects within timelines, budget and scope

•           Proven ability to manage relationships, internally and externally

•           Ability to resolve issues and challenges

 

You will have a distinct advantage if you have:

•           A basic understanding of health economics and health technology assessment

•           Published work in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences

•           Client management or project leading responsibilities

•           Familiarity with EndNote reference management software

The organisation:

Our client works with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, helping them to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of their products to governments and healthcare providers. This is mainly done through the development of core market access materials, including reimbursement and value dossiers.

Our client is one of the largest privately-owned health economic and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancies in the world. The office dynamic is intellectually stimulating, fun and focused on results. With their head office in Sheffield they employ over 100 people in the UK, Denmark, India, Ireland and the Netherlands. They are also currently opening an office in the US. There are frequent opportunities for international placements.

The team:

You will be joining a team of highly skilled, experienced Health Economists, Statisticians, Research Associates and support teams. The team has been established over the last 11 years and includes many long-standing team members. The ethos lends itself to those who work collaboratively but with a level of autonomy. Our client has a vibrant culture where everyone matters. Many of their employees join as graduates, and they believe in developing their staff and exposing them to responsibility from an early stage in their careers, enabling rapid progression while maintaining a close support network.

The location:

Our head office is in Sheffield: a city known as much for it’s universities as for its steel and snooker. But there’s more here than just heavy industry and an annual world championship of potting. Built across seven majestic hills and on the conflux of five rivers, Sheffield has previously been named the UK’s best-value city by TripAdvisor. In addition, it’s often said Sheffield is the world’s biggest village because it’s so friendly but when it comes to culture, this is big city through and through. What’s here? There’s the UK’s largest theatre district outside London; Yorkshire’s premier shopping centre, Meadowhall; one of Europe’s largest urban glass gardens; a choice of independent cinemas; an unofficial Chinatown rammed with brilliant restaurants; an antiques quarter stacked with vintage stores; an outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the city; and a range of museums and art galleries peppering every corner and thoroughfare. The offices are in central Sheffield with all local amenities on our doorstep including the Peak District National Park!

Compensation and benefits package:

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience) plus company bonus
  • 33.5 days paid leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Individually tailored career development plan and considerable scope in terms of progression opportunities
  • Health and wellbeing benefits