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Research Assistant



Business Type: Healthcare - Management Consultancy
Job Type: Clinical Research
Job Level: Entry Level
Position: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary and flexible working
Location: Buckinghamshire
Reference: 636620
Job Details:
About OPEN Health

OPEN Health is a family of expert practices, working in partnership to drive positive change in healthcare communications and market access.
  
Founded in 2011, OPEN Health is structured as three specialist practices, all operating under the OPEN Health brand.

  • OPEN Health Medical Communications focused on medical affairs consultancy and content, publications planning and execution, multi-channel medical education and internal training. (previously Succinct and now including US-based Peloton Advantage)
  • OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications - focused on PR, advertising and patient engagement (previously The EarthWorks, Reynolds McKenzie & LEC)
  • OPEN VIE and Pharmerit – focused on HEOR, RWE and market access (previously pH Associates, Harvey Walsh, & OPEN Access Consulting)
Collaboration and connectivity was a founding philosophy and will continue to be a key driver for OPEN Health providing value for our clients and also offering an environment in which our employees can continue to thrive.
We have 15 offices across 6 different countries: US, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, India and China, with over 700 employees. OPEN Health works with 90% of the world’s top 40 pharmaceutical companies, across a broad client base including biotechnology and medical devices. Our therapeutic range is broad, with particular strength and focus on oncology, rare diseases and specialist medicines.


About OPEN VIE
Value, Informatics & Evidence - bringing value to life 

OPEN VIE believes that a compelling value strategy, supported by a robust and appropriate evidence base, should be at the heart of all activities to optimize patient access to life-changing healthcare interventions. We work in partnership with the life-sciences industry in the development and delivery of robust product value strategies throughout the product life cycle at a UK, EU and Global level.
Our offerings incorporate real world evidence, data analytics and value communications to support our clients in securing reimbursement and optimal commercialization of their assets. Our high-calibre, experienced team provides the full range of market access and real-world evidence services to ensure patient access to our clients’ new drugs and devices.
Our specialisms include:

  • Market access
  • Health informatics
  • Real world evidence
  • Patient centred outcomes (PCO)

Real World Evidence (RWE):
Recognised as a leader in the real world evidence arena for nearly twenty years, we work in strategic partnership with the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare and academia on RWE projects that drive improvement in healthcare delivery.
  

You will love this role if you:
  • Want to be part of an exciting, team where you can really develop and define the role
  • Are passionate about gaining experience working in the pharmaceutical industry and working on research that brings benefits to patients
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic and client focused consultancy environment
  • Want to work across a broad range of therapeutic areas
You will be a success if you:
  • Have experience in this sector
  • Can make this technology do amazing things
  • Have achieved a certain kind of success in the past
  • Have certain personal attributes/skills/experience
  • Have a certain level of (necessary) qualification
  
As part of the OPEN VIE team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities: Working with our Patient Centred Outcomes Team, you will:
  • Work closely with the Patient Centred Outcomes consultants to ensure the goals of the projects are met
  • Support the design and development of qualitative and quantitative outcome research studies
  • Develop search criteria and perform literature reviews
  • Assist in the conduct of both qualitative and quantitative research including:
  • Direct patient/healthcare professional interviews and focus groups
  • Patient preference studies
  • Patient surveys
  • Selection or development and validation of patient-reported outcome instruments
  • Support the analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data
  • Contribute to the drafting of project reports and other deliverables of research
Additional Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the continuing achievements and targets of Open VIE through the successful delivery of project documentation to agreed standards and timelines
  • Maintain thorough working records of all project activities
  • Attend regular internal team meetings to facilitate a collaborative approach to all projects
  • Maintain quality and accuracy in all activities, following Open VIE Standard Operating Procedures
  
What you’ll bring: 
Required experience and qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate qualification in Psychology, Sociology or related discipline
  • Experience of conducting health research and project management
  • Experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research or related technical skills
  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development process will be an advantage as will previous experience in a health care consultancy environment
  Essential skills:
  • Previous experience in conducting research and collecting data
  • Excellent computer skills and communication skills Used to working independently and have excellent organisation skills
  • Positive, solution focused
  
What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in UK and USA. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.
We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes


Posted: 02/03/2020 | NPJ Ref: 251190 | NPJ Original URL
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