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Senior Research Analyst - Clinical Outcomes Assessment

  • Apr 15, 2019
  • Manchester, Manchester


We’re hiring! DRG Abacus are expanding the clinical outcomes assessment (COA) team and we are seeking a Senior Analyst to join us. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to further their career in developing & validating patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and other COAs for clinical trials. If you want to lead on multinational research studies with an international team working to benefit patients’ lives then we’d love to hear from you! Working for a truly global business enables the successful candidate to be based from one of the following offices: Manchester, Bicester London or one of the offices in the US, Nashvile.

Roles and Responsibilities to include:

  • Project delivery
  • Conduct research to produce consistently high quality deliverables with minimal guidance including:
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative research study protocols including interview guide development, and survey development
  • Lead and conduct literature and instrument reviews including development of search strategy protocols, citation screening, literature review, development of data extraction tables, and review of social media data where appropriate
  • Plan and conduct reviews of relevant COA/PRO instruments according to scientific and regulatory guideline
  • Plan and conduct competitor landscaping activities e.g. review of PROLabels, clinicatrials.gov, EPARs, approved FDA and EMA labels, and regulatory meeting minutes and communications
  • Plan and conduct qualitative interviews/focus groups with patients, clinicians, caregivers, and other relevant stakeholder groups
  • Provide research guidance and advice to research analysts
  • Report writing and delivery of findings (Word/PowerPoint)
  • Distill key messages from data analysis and write recommendations
  • Attend and present at client meetings
  • Attend training as required
  • Work with project team to meet project deadlines and achieve project objectives



  • A Bachelor’s degree in health psychology, psychology, sociology, life sciences or other relevant topic


  • Experience in outcomes research and/or patient reported outcomes development and evaluation
  • Understanding of clinical drug development and regulatory (FDA, EMA) procedures and guidance
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical/medical device industry and the clients operating environment
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting literature research methodology
  • Demonstrable experience of conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research and analysis


  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritise workload
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Hard-working with a commitment to high-quality deliverables
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work proactively and on own initiative and actively solve problems when required


Competitive remuneration and benefits in line with experience.

Professional 3 / Grade 7


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