Note: This is a 20 hour per week for one year position. The ability for a remote position can be discussed during the interview process.
Routine inclusion of patients in the design and execution of clinical trials is an expected component of medical product development and will require sponsors to make value-based decisions about which initiatives to include. DIA, in collaboration with the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD), beginning in 2015, has established a highly effective research consortium to define and quantify the impact of patient engagement. Through our continued work with Tufts CSDD and our patient and industry partners, we aim will better understand patient-centered initiatives, including clinical trial process improvements and outcomes, to demonstrate value and encourage corporate support and sustainability for patient engagement.
The Research Associate, Patient Engagement will provide an early career researcher with the opportunity to contribute to this on-going research collaboration to define patient engagement initiatives that are value-drivers in drug development. Through this work, the Research Associate will also:
- engage with colleagues from many backgrounds including the biopharma industry, patient advocacy groups, and academia
- gain exposure to those conducting research in both academic and non-academic environments
- advance experience in working cross-functionally with executive leadership, marketing, scientific and operational staff
It is anticipated that upon completion of the research study, the Associate will have and understanding for the approaches used to conduct focus group research and have developed a strong network with research partners, in addition to development of content-area expertise.
- Works collaboratively to develop and test surveys and assessment/audit instruments for both quantitative and qualitative data collection.
- Conducts remote assessment interviews with senior-level life sciences professionals.
- Gathers and summarizes data from secondary sources.
- Collects and analyzes data; performs quality control, monitors data for completeness and accuracy, uploads data in a timely manner and maintains database.
- Prepares analytical reports relative to research data.
- Collates and analyzes complex data.
- Captures and synthesizes findings for use in peer-reviewed journal article; summarizes completed studies.
- Drafts and/or collaborates to write articles and manuscripts for publication and presentation.
- Conducts literature searches on relevant topics and synthesizes information for project application. Monitors progress of research project and coordinates assigned research tasks with study project counterparts.
- Collaborates with DIA Global Associate Director, Research & Scientific Programs on analysis and execution of research tasks.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Candidates must hold a Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in one of the following area(s): public health, psychology, sociology or related discipline, with focus in survey analysis preferred.
- Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a relevant research-related field.
- Strong record of independent research and analysis, with an ability to synthesize information and drive to outcomes.
- Experience conducting interviews and organizing qualitative and quantitative data.
- Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and in interpreting and summarizing results.
- Ability to develop technical documents and presentations.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Must possess strong MS Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; skills in using on-line collaboration tools, survey software (such as Qualtrics) and/or analysis software (such as SAS) a plus.
Note: While we are currently working remote right now, we plan to return to the office in hybrid capacity (some office, some from home) within the next few months.
COVID-19 Considerations: The health and safety of our employees is a priority for us. DIA continues to closely monitor the pandemic situation. As of now, we are working remotely and coming together in-person for some team meetings and project collaboration. Prospective and new employees will be required to adhere to DIA’s vaccination policy. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for limited medical or religious exemptions.
DIA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.