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Associate Director - HEOR Qualitative Research

Company: Precisionscientia
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking to work with a dynamic team of industry leading professionals in the HEOR space? Is your passion leading research studies that improve healthcare outcomes worldwide? Our Evidence Generation team is hiring an Associate Director to join our team of research professionals conducting client studies in the pharmacy and biotech space; operating as a thought leader, problem solver and qualitative data collection and analysis expert.
About You:

  • You are an experienced health economics and outcomes research consultant with an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and medical affairs and can anticipate client considerations and strategic needs.
  • You oversee and manage activities to facilitate evidence generation of quantitative and qualitative data from multiple types of stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem: patients, caregivers, providers, payers and policy makers.
  • Activities you oversee and/or perform include literature reviews, conceptual frameworks, study protocols, surveys, analytic dataset creation, data analyses, and deliverable creation.
  • You have been trained in and have a demonstrated track record in qualitative data collection and analysis and demonstrate a solid understanding of key concepts, theories, principles, practices, and terminology related to qualitative research design.
  • You will implement appropriate research plans and methodologies while directly or jointly managing project teams conducting the research, planning, technical assistance, and training.
  • As a project manager, you also handle project budgets, timelines and client communications.
  • You can anticipate and identify considerations relevant to the implementation of various methodological approaches, including potential facilitators of and barriers to successful project and task execution.
  • You can perform analyses independently and are comfortable making recommendations to the client and team members on study direction.
  • You are comfortable presenting to and interacting with clients across functions.

    About The Role:
    As an Associate Director on the Evidence Generation team at PRECISIONheor, you will be overseeing multiple projects comprising cross functional staff, serving as the project leader and primary client contact on the project. You will manage the delivery of components of projects by collaborating with other staff members to ensure high quality outputs and client ready deliverables.
    As a researcher, you will lead the development of multiple research studies grounded in the social sciences, health economics, health policy, and/or epidemiological research studies. This will include identifying and selecting appropriate study design, sources of data, and methodological approaches; develop analysis plans, performing data collection including in person and web-based interviews and focus groups with a spectrum of individuals in the healthcare ecosystem including patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, policymakers and academic experts. You will perform analyses and ensure high quality outputs resulting in publication in scientific journals and or presentation at scientific conferences.
    As a project leader, you will help ensure timely delivery and sound financial performance of projects or project subcomponents; estimate required hours for tasks and project team members, identify challenges early-on and communicate any changes as well as possible solutions to the project lead if necessary.
    As a client manager, you will pro-actively manage client expectations and be able to clearly explain study rationale, methods/results, and strategy for the approach to clients as well as project team members and other internal and external stakeholders. You will be viewed by clients as the overall project leader or independent researcher for specific study or component(s). You will lead client calls and respond to emails, inviting input from senior team members with methodological/subject matter expertise where appropriate.
    As an Associate Director, you will be involved in business development, participating in sales calls and contributing to proposal ideation and development for clients. You will also have line management responsibilities which include ensuring appropriate staffing and creating development plans for your direct reports.
    Required Experience:

    • 6-8 years of experience, at least one in a consulting environment
    • Master's degree in a subject related to health services research e.g., health economics, public policy, health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or related discipline.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in qualitative research methods (grounded theory, phenomenology, narrative analysis) including proficiency in qualitative data management and analysis platforms (e.g. Dedoose, MAXQDA, NVivo)
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a diverse team
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Willingness and desire to learn and share knowledge
    • Awareness and understanding of financial performance on projects
    • Ability to line-manage and mentor direct reports and to ensure positive staff wellbeing/team dynamic
    • Established record of relevant peer-viewed publications and congress presentations

      Helpful Experience:

      • PhD in a subject related to health services research e.g., medical anthropology or sociology, psychology, health economics, public policy, health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health
      • Previous exposure to and understanding of comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and economic modeling studies.


Keywords: Precisionscientia, Chicago , Associate Director - HEOR Qualitative Research, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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