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Observational Research Director

£50k - £60k + package | North West, Cheshire |  Market Access, HEOR & Value Communications, Health Economics, Outcomes Research |  Permanent  | Ref:887354

The Role

Observational Research Director (RWE), Healthcare Consulting company, Macclesfield. £50-£60k.

An excellent chance to join a very successful and highly specialised division of this Healthcare Consulting company.


The Company

In role as Observational Research Director, you will be part of an experienced team who work on a diverse range of Real World Evidence projects for clients across Pharma and Biotech. In particular, this role will sit within a sub team who concentrate on the collection of primary and secondary data with the view to consulting on the design of real world studies.

The wider company is a Global name and they offer unrivalled career development opportunities with the chance to further develop in your chosen field or explore other areas of the business should you wish to diversify. A warm culture that recognises the importance or work/life balance.


The Role

In position as Observational Research Director, you will be responsible for managing and conducting global non-interventional studies across a range of therapy areas. This will include:

  • Implementation and management of the research process, including project managing and communication with all parties involved (team members, client contacts, additional internal affiliates, external, physicians and hospitals)

  • Study design; working with clients to understand their evidence needs and providing tailored solutions alongside drafting study protocol and identifying existing validated questionnaires and drafting new measures for data collection purposes

  • Analysis of information and reporting of results in coordination with the wider team.

  • The management of a staff team, mentoring and developing.

  • Developing business relationships both new and existing, this will include taking a lead on pitch development and delivery.



In order to make a successful application to Observational Research Director, you MUST demonstrate:

  • Education to degree level in a relevant discipline

  • Prior experience working with non-interventional study design; conducting and leading either primary or secondary data collection studies (principally for HEOR clients)

  • Experience working on a project delivery basis where tight deadlines, effective communication and cost factors are centric to success

  • An ambitious attitude to grow and lead an already successful team to the next level of operation


What should you do next?

This Observational Research Director job is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Chris Costello

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work in the Market Access and Health Economics Team at Carrot providing services across a range of companies with Market Access and Health Economics Capabilities. There is an ever-growing list of skills within these sectors covering Real World Evidence, Health Outcomes and Patient Centered Outcomes amongst others.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

The typical roles that I tend to cover are Market Access Consultant, Senior Market Access Consultant, Market Access Manager / Director, Health Economist, Senior Health Economist, Health Economics Manager, Health Economics Director alongside roles such as HEOR Consultant & Manager, Real World Evidence Consultant & Patient Centered Outcomes Consultant.

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

Without doubt the amount of and potential use of Real-World Data & Real-World Evidence is leading to a lot of companies investing heavily in the hope of utilising this data. This is leading to huge advancements in Healthcare Technology in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms which will dramatically alter Healthcare over the coming years.

This is alongside Pharma companies working with various country specific regulators to combat an ever-ageing population, increased demands on national budgets and the need for increased collaboration across local and regional levels.

What’s makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

Recruitment is a very transient industry and people tend to stay in the same area, company or market for too long. I take an active interest in my area and try to ensure that the relationships I build are sustainable and aren’t built off short term motivations.


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