Position: Observational Research Manager – Bespoke Team

Closing Date: Ongoing
Company: Adelphi Real World (ARW)
Location: Bollington, UK

Job Description

Randomized control trials (RCTs) are the established way for evaluation of the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals. Such studies are highly controlled and are typically conducted with a small and very specific population.  There is growing recognition of the need to supplement RCT data with observational/ non-interventional studies, exploring the management of specific disease in the “real world”. I.e. the treatment of various conditions under routine clinical practice rather than the controlled clinical trial environment, and the associated outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

Adelphi Real World is a global consultancy in healthcare and have conduced real world studies for over 20 years. The Bespoke team at Adelphi Real World conduct primary data collection studies (chart reviews, cross sectional surveys – physicians, patients, caregivers, longitudinal studies), secondary data studies (analysis of existing datasets such as EMR and claims data) and provide client consultancy on the design of real world studies. 

Typical studies focus on generating real world evidence in terms of treatment patterns, patient and caregiver reported outcomes (PROs) and unmet needs, healthcare resource use (HCRU) and comparative effectiveness.  The real world evidence generated from our research is used to inform clinical development decisions, strategic marketing and assist in demonstrating product value for clients from the pharmaceutical industry.


The role


To join the Bespoke team in managing and conducting global non-interventional studies across a range of therapy areas to meet clients’ needs.  You will work collaboratively with an enthusiastic and cohesive team, supporting various research projects from study design through to reporting and publication.

This is a manager level role and would suit someone who already has some experience in conducting either primary or secondary data collection studies (principally for HEOR clients) and who is looking to develop and broaden their existing research skills in a commercial environment. The team is a relatively small team within the wider Adelphi Real World company and is growing rapidly in response to client’s needs.

Your initial responsibilities will include:

  • Study design, this includes:
    • Working with clients to understand their evidence needs and assist with identifying appropriate research solutions
    • Identifying existing validated questionnaires and drafting new measures for data collection purposes
    • Drafting study protocols for EC/IRB review

 

  • Implementation and management of the research process
    • Key client contact throughout the lifespan of the study
    • Project management through all stages in conjunction with other team members - external agencies/ partners, physicians and hospitals, internal teams such as programming, operations the statistical team and the health economics team

 

  • Analysis and reporting of results
    • Conducting analysis in conjunction with other team members (project exec, project director, statistical and health economic teams)
    • Supporting completion of the final research report and the presentation of the study data
    • Authorship of publications - activities including abstracts, posters and manuscripts

 

  • New Business Development / Proposal writing
    • An active role in winning new business in conjunction with the senior team including client meetings, writing impactful proposals, developing on-going relationships with client companies

 

  • Developing other team members
    • Through on the job coaching and line management of junior team members

 

The person

  • Experience of conducting non-interventional/ observational studies. (Essential)
  • Educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline. This may include science subjects, epidemiology, public health, medicine or health economics. (Essential)
  • Basic PowerPoint, Excel, and Word skills. (Essential)
  • A high level of interpersonal skills and a willingness to work collaboratively on projects as part of a wider team.
  • Highly motivated with a proactive approach to work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • A high level of numeracy, analytical, and interpretive skills. Knowledge of statistical approaches would be a distinct advantage.
  • Attention to detail.

 

There is a clear career path within ARW which provides on the job training and the Adelphi management training programme. Assessment systems are in place to provide monitoring and a platform for the candidate to develop.

ARW believe in rewarding high performance – so our benefits include competitive salary, pension, performance related rewards, a generous holiday allowance, private health insurance and on-site gym membership, together with support for further qualifications, in a friendly and informal office environment.

The position is based at our head office in Bollington - a stunning location just outside Manchester and on the edge of the Peak District.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV including both your telephone and e-mail contact details to our Senior Operations Manager, Christi-Ann Thornton (christi-ann.thornton@adelphigroup.com)