1+ months

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lung Cancer Benefit-Risk / Epidemiology

Kelly Services
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Kelly is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lung Cancer Benefit-Risk / Epidemiology with one of our Global Pharmaceutical clients. This position will be able to work remotely from home office or at campuses in Titusville, NJ, Raritan, NJ, Horsham, PA or Spring House, PA. This person will join our Kelly FSP (Functional Service Provider) division, a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly. This role is full-time and is offering full benefit options. As a Kelly FSP employee you may be eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You may also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation, and sick/personal time.

The pharmaceutical client's Benefit-Risk Team, based in the Epidemiology group, is a world class leader in structured benefit-risk assessment, patient preference studies and the advancement of policy and methodology in these areas. The Lung Cancer Initiative is a cross-sector R&D group charged with meaningfully altering the course of lung cancer and improving survival by preventing, intercepting, and curing lung cancer. This position will report to the Benefit-Risk Team and serve as an internal expert for benefit-risk methodology and patient-focused benefit-risk assessment for the Lung Cancer Initiative, collaborating with and supporting colleagues in Clinical, Safety, Epidemiology and other departments. They will be expected to keep up to date with regulatory agencies and other critical organizations regarding policies and methodologies for benefit-risk assessment, patient preference studies and patient-focused drug development.

**Essential Functions:**

This position's primary responsibilities will be to lead structured benefit-risk assessments and preference studies in lung cancer but may include epidemiology work as needed.

The overall responsibilities include guiding clinical teams in lung cancer medication/device benefit-risk assessment and applying structured benefit-risk and decision analysis methods throughout the development lifecycle. Standard tools used in this role include benefit-risk frameworks, value trees, effects tables and patient preference studies strong applicants with limited experience in some of these methods can be trained in the role. Applications include leading benefit-risk and preference studies for development strategy, target product profiles, clinical trials, benefit-risk sections of regulatory documents, health authority advisory committee meetings and safety decisions. The Research Associate is also expected to participate in external benefit-risk methodology and policy activities, author publications on their work and present at external meetings.

Epidemiology responsibilities are secondary in this role and may include exploring external electronic, patient-level databases to evaluate disease natural history, clinical and surrogate endpoints, and medication and device safety/benefit-risk questions; literature review and synthesis, assistance of clinical teams with study design and contributing to the planning and conduct of meta-analyses of safety data from ongoing trials and other sources. Work may also include using historical clinical trial data to develop an understanding of potential safety issues for new devices, medications, and indications.

We are looking for a very talented and innovative individual to join our team and grow their expertise and career. The Research Associate will work closely with more senior members of the Benefit-Risk Team and the Lung Cancer Initiative and collaborate with colleagues in other department in performing these responsibilities.



+ A PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Decision Sciences, Health Economics, Public Health or closely related field; will consider an MD in oncology coupled with training and a degree in one of these fields

+ Hands-on experience in applied benefit-risk assessment, patient preference studies, statistical analysis, or epidemiologic analysis

+ Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, especially experience in presenting technical topics to clinical/medical audiences

+ Self-management skills with a focus on timely completion of competing deliverables and demonstrated problem solving ability


+ Pharmaceutical or Medical Device and Diagnostics industry experience

+ Experience with structured benefit-risk frameworks and current trends in benefit-risk and patient-focused drug development

+ Experience with tabular and graphical displays of benefits and harms

+ Experience in quantitative benefit-risk assessment

+ Experience with patient preference studies (e.g. discrete choice experiments, best-worst scaling)

+ Familiarity with lung cancer or other areas of oncology

+ Experience with writing statistical methods sections of study proposals or statistical analysis plans

+ Publication record or evidence of scholarship in benefit-risk assessment, patient preference studies or related topics

+ Experience with analytical or statistical tools such as SAS, Stata, R, MATLAB, or S-PLUS

+ Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with teams

+ Travel will be up to 20% for a candidate located in North America or up to 10% locally in the Titusville, NJ, Raritan, NJ, Horsham, PA or Spring House, PA locations.


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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**About Kelly** ****

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Posted: 2021-11-29 Expires: 2022-02-21

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