Associate/Director, Epidemiology and Outcomes Research


Work closely with global clients and other functional groups by providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatments, designing methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements, and conducting and supervising analyses, evaluation and reporting.


  • Serves as project lead on client facing or internal projects.
  • Authors protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with study reporting.
  • Reviews and provides relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.
  • Reviews and provides epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development).
  • Independently generates content and direction for business development proposals.
  • Interacts with clients including attendance at Bid Defenses and other remote or on-site presentations and discussions.
  • Provides methodological review/input for work of peers and junior staff in areas including observational study methods, statistical methods, safety and pharmacovigilance, the selection of instruments and clinical measures to achieve objectives, and sources and measures for resource utilization and costing.
  • Identifies client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require attention or escalation
  • Represents Quintiles externally through conference presentations.
  • May oversee or conduct statistical analysis as needed.


  • Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated with a proven ability to determine and meet objectives.


Bachelor’s Degree 12 years relevant education and experience required; Master Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 10 years relevant experience or PhD and 7 years relevant experience preferred.


  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Will require occasional travel and flexibility to work across time zones.

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