Research Scientist-Patient Focused Outcomes

June 28 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
As a scientist Lilly's Patient-Focused Outcomes Center of Expertise (PFO COE), you will provide scientific expertise and effective project oversight to ensure that patients' perspectives are incorporated into drug development, including in evaluation of treatment benefit and when assessing benefits and risks of treatments.

The PFO Scientist collaborates cross-functionally as an expert in Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs), including Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), Clinician Reported Outcomes (ClinROs), Observer Reported Outcomes (ObsROs) and Performance Outcome Assessments (PerfOs). The scientist will develop effective COA strategies across therapeutic areas as well as design and execute measurement-related (including instrument development/adaptation/validation) studies as needed to support research across the portfolio and spanning the lifecycle of development.

Key Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with cross-functional teams, including general health outcomes scientists, develop meaningful and innovative patient-focused measurement strategies.
  • Lead COA instrument development, adaptation, validation studies, including development of evidence packages, as needed
  • Lead patient-preference studies, when appropriate.
  • Actively participate in the in the external COA environment via relevant working groups, congresses, etc
Basic Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree with a concentration in an appropriate discipline, such as epidemiology, public health, economics, education, psychology, statistics, etc.; or
  • Master's degree and 5 years experience in an appropriate field
Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Demonstrated COA instrument development and validation experience
  • Demonstrated experience conducting patient preference studies
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work successfully in a team/cross-functional environment and effectively influence individuals.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Understanding of and experience with drug development
Additional Information
  • Domestic and International travel may be required (0-10%)
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.