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Senior Research Associate-Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment

Social Sciences Research
Health Solutions
200HD Requisition #

RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) is a large and rapidly growing internationally recognised research organisation providing health care consulting and research expertise to optimise decision making for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device products across the development and marketing lifecycle. With a team of over 200 technical research staff, based in our European and North American offices, RTI-HS provides multidisciplinary project expertise in Health Economics, Patient Reported Outcomes, Medical Statistics, Health Preference Assessment, Epidemiology, Risk Management, Market Access and Pricing and Reimbursement.


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.


We are currently seeking a Senior Research Associate to join our Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment (PCOA)team in Manchester.  Are you looking to expand your experience in patient-centered research and develop your career in a friendly, supportive environment?


This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and further your career as a researcher working with pharmaceutical clients to support value of clinical outcome assessment (COA) measurement at regulatory, reimbursement and drug-development hurdles. As a PCOA researcher at RTI-HS you would be involved in all aspects of research related to patient-reported, clinician-reported and performance outcomes measurement.


Our typical project work includes the following:

  • Conducting qualitative interviews with patients, caregivers, patient advocates and clinical key opinion leaders
  • Developing and adapting COA instruments for completion by patients, caregivers and clinicians
  • Evaluation of COA instrument psychometric and measurement properties
  • Collection of patient-reported survey data
  • Conducting targeted literature reviews to support COA endpoints
  • Development and support of COA measurement strategies
  • Provision of regulatory guidance and support, including the development of COA evidence dossiers
  • Dissemination of research via scientific publications and presentations at scientific meetings

As an experienced researcher, you would fully contribute to the design, planning, conduct and reporting of research projects commissioned by our clients. You would be working as part of a small team with the support of senior research staff. Depending upon your level of experience, there will be opportunities to lead project proposals, key project activities under the leadership of a Project Director, or entire projects with the support of senior staff. 

Key Requirements:


  • A postgraduate degree plus a minimum of 5 years of experience conducting patient-centered research within a consultancy-based environment
  • An understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods with experience of either area gained in an academic, industry or consultancy environment
  • Experience of conducting high quality scientific projects within agreed timelines and budgets
  • Knowledge and experience of research design
  • Knowledge and experience of literature review methodology
  • Experience preparing proposals either independently or as part of a team
  • 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

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at HRethics@rti.org.  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the HRethics@rti.org email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

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.

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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