QualityMetric (QM) is committed to improving healthcare through measurement of health from the patient’s perspective, supporting customers in life science and population health markets with patient reported outcome (PRO) and other clinical outcome assessment (COA) solutions.


We are hiring a Scientist to design and conduct quantitative and mixed methods studies to better understand the patient, clinician, or caregiver experience. This position plays a key role in ensuring the scientific development of QualityMetric’s world-class health assessment products and conducting strategic projects. 


QualityMetric supports professional growth and promotes internal advancement to higher levels. Come cultivate your experience in a collaborative atmosphere where you will work directly with top scientists in the field of health-related quality of life research. Our team of experts has backgrounds in biostatistics, psychology, education, epidemiology, public health, and sociology, and is based in Johnston, Rhode Island, with many full-time telecommuters from other states and some other countries. Our team is collegial and supportive of work-life balance.


JOB COMPONENTS

Major Responsibilities:

  • Designs studies, supervises the development of study materials, manages large data sets, analyzes quantitative data, interprets and reports results, and ensures adequate quality assurance is employed throughout the course of the project
  • Interacts with clients, clinical experts, and research support staff to ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion and in accordance with quality standards
  • Conducts systematic literature reviews and prepares study protocols and statistical analysis plans
  • Summarizes and interprets findings for technical reports and presentations to key stakeholders
  • Prepares and publishes scientific abstracts, posters, reports and manuscripts
  • Prepares and presents at professional meetings and client-sponsored events
  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theory, as well as current science literature
  • Delegates work as needed, provides project-specific supervision and training/mentoring to junior-level staff
  • Responsible for a moderate amount of participation in business development activities, including client calls and proposals


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • PhD in a relevant field and 5+ years post-doctoral work experience (or Master’s for outstanding candidates with 8+ years of relevant work experience


Experience:

  • Acted in lead role (i.e. principal investigator) for multiple, complex projects
  • Proficient in SAS (or SPSS, or similar statistical software), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with bibliographic software, such as Citavi
  • Proven scientific track record:
  • At least 10 abstracts accepted for presentation, must have presented at least 5 of these at a major scientific venue, or equivalent experience teaching college-level curriculum or industry workshops
  • At least 5 peer-reviewed published articles, lead author on at least 2 (abstracts not included; can be “in press”), or equivalent experience (such as large number of complex unpublished technical reports for clients, internal statistical manuals or documentation, etc.)


Knowledge:

  • Strong background in measurement and quantitative methods, including ability to design study protocols, manage large data sets, analyze data, interpret results and to oversee work of junior-level staff
  • Applied knowledge of FDA and other industry guidance documents pertaining to the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in medical product development is an asset but not required
  • Knowledge of ICH GCP, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance or experience working in a highly regulated industry would be an asset but is not required


Skills:

  • Strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required; conveys messages and directions clearly, accurately, and concisely; work requires few clarifications/editions
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Strong understanding of client needs and ability to communicate with clients
  • Proven ability to translate knowledge of client needs into scientifically sound and successful proposals and projects
  • Proven track record in meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities, including exceptional follow-through