at Evidera (view profile)
Location Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted May 6, 2021
Job Type Full-time
Other Locations Seattle, Washington and Wilmington, North Carolina


*We are looking to fill this role in the US. Remote opportunities are available. 
Position Overview:
The Senior Research Scientist (SRS)-Implementation Science is focused on delivering implementation science projects to sponsors.  The SRS acts as the independent Principal Investigator (PI) responsible for overseeing all technical and scientific aspects of project delivery delegating project level and management tasks to more junior scientific staff.  The SRS will be able to provide direction around Implementation Science study design, theories, frameworks and methodology (including experience with analyses and reporting that are guided by and/or organized around theories/frameworks or require triangulation of data from multiple sources) and have demonstrated capabilities in program evaluation and mixed method studies. The SRS will take scientific and operational responsibility for project completion as well as responsibility for strategic consultation and recommendations for use of best methods to address research needs in the field of Implementation Science. Able to oversee and participate in a large project portfolio.  Innovates scientifically and produces output of high scientific quality. The SRS for IS will assume significant responsibilities for sales targets and client business development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Implementation Science methods with application to innovations to improve point of care and patient health outcomes
  • familiar with methods to optimize data collection and use of patient, staff and clinician feedback to improve health [e.g., strategies for addressing patient/organization/system-level challenges to collecting data or feedback and/or use of informatics to support interventions and processes
  • familiar with patient engagement methods to inform and improve treatment planning including joint decision making
  • Applies in-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative scientific methods including design of data collection instruments and data analysis, using the selected IS theory, model or framework (or guiding the selection of an appropriate IS theory model or framework) to serve as the key component in driving improvements in care.
  • Knowledge of information systems (e.g., CDS, EMRs, PHRs/patient-portals, RPM, and/or other health technologies) and methods of patient-reported outcome implementation, adoption and integration to improve healthcare
  • Presents scientific work in peer-reviewed journals and at professional meetings
  • Provides scientific leadership to team members
  • Provides training in specific IS topic areas (e.g., frameworks/theories, methods, analyses, reporting, etc.)
  • Advises and implements best methods and scientific innovation in IS project plans and design.
  • Knowledge of healthcare policy and guidelines.
  • Scientific contributions may include:
    • Development and delivery of scientific studies and results directly to clients.
    • Overseeing IS project teams to optimize study design and implementation when scientist has specific areas of expertise.
    • Non-project related publications, presentations, workshops, advisory boards, participation in FDA meetings, etc.
    • Engagement in Evidera’s internal IS workgroup; contributes to strategic direction for the group
    • Engagement in external workgroups, interest groups or special interest groups, etc.
  • Develops and maintains client relationships. Identifies new client and business opportunities and builds on them.
  • Understands pharmaceutical industry, health care systems, point of care systems
  • Identifies scientific methods/plans that help clients meet their goals as well as those that will not help clients meet their goals.
  • Provides scientifically rigorous deliverables that best help clients meet their objectives.
Financial & Business Development
  • Brings in new RFPs and develops and manages the proposal writing process; closes sales
  • Responsible for ongoing stream of funded work for self and others
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with various practice areas to contribute to Evidera’ s financial goals.
  • Leads or contributes to market research and business development efforts (e.g., understanding and anticipating client needs, potential new clients) and efforts to understand IS service offerings from other consultancies or groups
Project Management
  • Manages internal timelines to ensure that deliverables meet external client timelines.
  • Manages internal budget/staff hours per project not to exceed contracted budget.
  • Manages scope creep or out of scope work.
  • Manages legal/contracting issues.
PCR Operations Support
  • Supervises mid- level scientific staff.
  • Develops and presents internal scientific trainings.
  • Participates in staff recruitment efforts (phone screening, interviewing, attending presentations, etc.).
  • Conforms to SOPs and other requirements.
  • Actively supports new product development and scientific innovation.
Education, Professional Skills & Experience: 
  • Doctorate in scientific discipline and more than three years’ experience in relevant      field; or
  • Master’s degree in scientific discipline and 8+ years’ experience in relevant field
  • MS Word, PPT, Excel; familiarity with SAS or similar data analysis software and or/qualitative analysis software such as ATLAS.ti
Personal Skills & Competencies: 
  • Deep understanding of Implementation Science research principles and familiarity with key aspects of the literature (historical and current)
  • Advanced level understanding of relevant methodology and statistics and/or advanced level understanding of qualitative analysis procedures and techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of practical research implementation
  • Excellent communication skills including professional presentations
  • Ability to critically review literature and contribute successfully to peer-reviewed literature in IS, health outcomes and patient-centered research
About Evidera:
Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.
Evidera’s Core Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Accountability
If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.
Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran. 
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