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Senior Patient-Centered Outcomes Researcher

Social Sciences Research
Health Solutions
220VF Requisition #

Are you looking to expand your experience in patient-centered research and develop your career in a friendly, supportive environment? We are currently seeking an experienced researcher to join our Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) team at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) in Manchester. 

 RTI-HS is a large and rapidly growing internationally recognized, not-for-profit research organization providing consulting and research expertise to optimise decision making for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device products. With a team of over 350 staff, based in our European and North American offices, RTI-HS provides multidisciplinary project expertise in Health Economics, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment, Surveys and Observational Studies, Medical Statistics, Health Preference Assessment, Epidemiology, Risk Management, and Market Access.

 Given the breadth of our client work and flexible management structure, RTI-HS provides an ideal team-based environment within which to develop your career in health outcomes research.

 This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and further your career as a researcher working with pharmaceutical clients to support the value of patient-centered outcomes (including patient-reported outcome measures [PROMs]) in the drug development process. As a PCOA researcher at RTI-HS, you would be working as part of a small team in all aspects of patient-centered research.

Depending upon your level of experience, and with the support of senior staff, you will be given the opportunity to lead or contribute to the design, planning, conduct and reporting of a range of research activities which may include the following:

  • Conducting qualitative interviews with patients, caregivers, patient advocates and clinical key opinion leaders
  • Developing and adapting outcome measures for completion by patients, caregivers and clinicians
  • Evaluation of psychometric and measurement properties for PROMs and other outcome measures
  • Conducting targeted literature reviews to support PROMs and other study outcomes
  • Development and support of measurement strategies for patient-centered outcomes
  • Provision of regulatory guidance and support, including the development of evidence dossiers and briefing books
  • Dissemination of research via scientific publications and presentations at scientific meetings

This position will be remote until  Covid related office restrictions are lifted, at which time it is intended to be located in our Manchester office.  Long term remote options will be considered.


  • A postgraduate degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience conducting patient-centered research
  • An understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods with experience of either gained in a professional research setting (e.g. academic, industry, health service or consultancy environment)
  • Knowledge and experience of research design
  • Knowledge and experience of literature review methodology
  • Experience preparing study reports
  • Experience leading or contributing to scientific publications
  • Experience using qualitative and/or quantitative analysis software
  • Self-motivation with the ability to deliver high quality research within planned deadlines
  • A clear and committed team-based attitude to project work


As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

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