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Thermo Fisher Scientific Research Associate III - Evidence Synthesis in Remote, United Kingdom

Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on - now and in the future.

Location/Division-Specific Information

We are looking to fill this role in the US, Canada or Europe (Remote or Hybrid)

Our Evidence Synthesis team offers broad clinical knowledge and expertise in finding and assessing complex information. This means our clients and Evidera colleagues can rely on us to discover, synthesize, and contextualize the data that really matter and thereby provide them with insights they could not have obtained by themselves. Here are a few things we help our clients & colleagues do:

  • Understand new indications in the context of specific product strategy - Advise planning for primary research, such as choice of patient-reported outcome instruments and comparators

  • Estimate clinical comparisons of products versus competitors

  • Capitalize on existing research while assessing evidence gaps - Provide information for value development planning

  • Determine which databases have proved useful in target indications - Derive model inputs

  • Create burden-of-illness assessments for submission to payers

  • Publish burden assessments for dissemination

  • Populate dossiers

  • Populate regulatory documents such as Risk Management Plans.

Discover Impactful Work:

You understand why systematic literature reviews are crucial. Perhaps you’re skilled in network meta-analysis (NMA) and/or epidemiology which will add to the team’s strengths in these or other specialist areas. Whatever your specific background and interests, you’ll be able to help ensure the team’s thinking and approach to systematic literature reviews take account of innovative research and best scientific and consulting practice. As senior systematic reviewer on individual literature review projects and subsequent analyses, you’ll independently direct key aspects of systematic literature review (SLR) research projects with mentorship from senior staff, as well as run multiple projects with tasks varying to a degree by project.

A day in the Life:

Define and refine research questions as they pertain to the SLR objectives

Design of literature searches/algorithms to be implemented in scientific literature databases (i.e., PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, etc.) and grey literature sources (conference proceedings, regulatory agencies).

Develop inclusion/exclusion criteria within the PICOS framework to be implemented during screening process

  • Oversee the screening of abstracts and full-text articles against defined inclusion/exclusion criteria to assess their suitability for inclusion in the review - Review the PRISMA diagram depicting the study attrition

  • Validate data abstraction and extraction

  • Finalize the analyzable dataset - Draft tables and figures for analysis results - Synthesize the evidence base by through drafting and editing sections of project deliverables (e.g. reports, protocols, statistical analysis plans) and dissemination actives, abstract and manuscript preparation

  • Develop a project plan and monitor project progress, including timeline and budget

  • Draft project proposals, including scoping the body of evidence and preparing project budgets)

-Participate in non-literature-based research and consulting activities within other departments (e.g., modeling and simulation, real-world evidence).

Keys to Success

Education & Experience:

  • PhD or MSc in health sciences, economics, biology, natural sciences or a related field with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant systematic literature review (SLR) experience; or Bachelors with 8 or more years relevant experience.

  • Proven experience in systematic literature review methods in health economics and/or health services research; experience in network meta-analysis would be an advantage, but not crucial

  • Experience in a consulting environment is desirable, but not crucial

  • Proven experience in systematic literature review methods in health economics and/or health services research

Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Co-lead (or lead) client communications, via email, phone, and in-person; responsible for day-to-day communications

  • Participate in staff recruitment and training efforts

  • Serve as a line manager (depending on skills/experience)

  • Experience delegating tasks to junior staff and review their work as appropriate

  • Excellent communication skills, including presentations.

  • Proficient in written and spoken English. - Expertise in using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.