Director--Patient Centered Assessment; US - Remote (Home) Based


Gaithersburg, MD Posted 1/14/2023 Full Time

Director, Patient Centered Assessment


Job Description

Labcorp Drug Development seeks a senior-level researcher who specializes in patient-reported outcomes and clinical outcomes assessments to develop business, lead client engagements and manage client relationships in our consulting group. The Director leads expert teams (colleagues and clients) to conduct scientifically robust qualitative and quantitative studies, develop and validate COA measures, assist in implementing COAs in clinical trials to measure patient relevant endpoints, develop and implement FDA COA related strategy and develop publications and present at scientific conferences. A specific background in COA development and validation and application of COAs in clinical trials is desired.

This is a unique opportunity to work with clients in a scientific consulting capacity and build and grow an expert team, including: taking scientific responsibility for project completion, applying regulatory knowledge/expertise; attending meetings with clients, identifying opportunities for new business; leading projects and overseeing project teams,budgets and deliverables; developingand leading staff; and acting as resourceforscientific COA knowledge internally.

Job Responsibilities and skills:

The candidate will be able to:

  • Provide scientific leadership including applying COA regulatory knowledge/expertise with clients and internal colleagues
  • Direct project teams, setting expectations, guiding activities, managing and mentoring staff
  • Attend and lead client meetings for current and new projects
  • Prepare proposals and budgets (conceptualize, draft, revise, supervise preparation of) in response to client requirements
  • Advise on best methods to address client and research needs
  • Manage their capacity and utilization across multiple projects
  • Participate in business development including capabilities pitches and bid defenses
  • Interact effectively with internationally remote and culturally diverse colleagues
  • Effectively coach and mentor junior colleagues
  • Produce deliverables (e. g. study protocols, reports) of high scientific quality
  • Present scientific work in peer-reviewed journals and at professional meetings

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of advanced design and analysis techniques used in both qualitative and quantitative COA research, including ability to:

  • Critically review literature, COA measures and labels, conduct evidence gap analyses
  • Develop COA measures using qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Design statistical analysis plans for COA endpoints in clinical trials including estimation of meaningful within-patient change
  • Analyze and interpret data using advanced statistical methods
  • Conduct psychometric analyses using modern validity theory
  • Advise clients on regulatory strategy related to COAs used in medical product development
  • Recommend appropriate COA measures for inclusion in clinical trial protocols.

The candidate will offer experience in a consulting or pharma/biotech environment and have experience in clinical trial and observational study design, selection of COAs to measure clinical trial endpoints, development of study protocols and analysis plans, collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and with COA measure development and evidence generation to support labeling claims in the US and EU. The candidate must possess skills in and experience consulting for pharma and biotech clients and the ability to clearly communicate both verbally and written.

At Labcorp Drug Development, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in our impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.

Labcorp Drug Development believes that their best-in-class employees deserve first-class benefits. Labcorp Drug Development offers an outstanding benefits package including medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, short and long-term disability, and life insurance, all of which are effective on your first day of employment!

At Labcorp Drug Development, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.

There is no better time to join us!


The candidate will possess a doctorate degree in a relevant field (e. g. psychology, educational psychology, health services research).


The Director should have at least 10 years of experience working with biopharmaceutical and/or medical device companies and have:

  • solid understanding of advanced methods and analytic techniques used in qualitative and quantitative research related to COA development and validation
  • experience interacting with regulatory agencies related to COA labeling claims and evidence requirements.
  • ability to establish new and maintain existing client relationships
  • people management experience

The Director is expected to travel to meet with clients and must be able to work on evenings and weekends as necessary to meet project schedules.

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