Research Manager

Patient & Brand CommunicationsMarlow, Buckinghamshire

About OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications

Patient-centred creative communications

Patient & Brand Communications comprises the OPEN Health disciplines of patient engagement, health technology, market insight, public relations and healthcare branding.

The expertise and heritage of three long-standing OPEN Health operating companies have been brought together to form a multi-channel, multi-skilled healthcare communications agency with patient outcomes at the heart.

Together, our expertise covers creative, strategy, market insight, media planning, patient engagement and public relations, working in collaboration to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Our specialisms include:

  • Brand Communications
  • Patient Communications
  • Public Communications
  • Research & Insights

Research & Insight:

From patient journey mapping to patient research; online, social and competitor landscaping to HCP research; communications and language analysis. We take this understanding to the next step by working with the Patient Engagement team to build patient support programmes which enable better patient outcomes, genuinely turning insight into action!

You will love this role if you:

  • Enjoy and excel at patient-facing research
  • Want to get a taste of the Pharma healthcare sector
  • Would enjoy managing one exciting internal project from start to finish
  • Would enjoy using a variety of different research skills including qualitative research, literature reviewing and quantitative research.
  • Would enjoy collaborating and working with the other disciplines in the Patient & Brand Communications practice and across OPEN Health.
  • Would enjoy communicating with a variety of stakeholders including OPEN Health colleagues, healthcare professionals, patients academics.

You will be a success if you:

  • Have prior experience with all or some of the following: qualitative research, quantitative research (including psychometric testing), medical writing (e.g. protocols, reports, manuscripts), literature reviewing.
  • Have strong project management skills and can multi-task well.
  • As part of the Patient & Brand Communications Insights team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:
  • Managing and executing a 1 year long exciting internal project at OPEN Health to develop and validate a new patient reported outcome measure (PROM)
  • With supervision from senior project team members, you will be responsible for the management and execution of all of project activities, including:
  • Literature review
  • patient interviews and interview data analysis
  • Questionnaire development
  • Developing a research protocol and ethics application
  • Execution of a study to psychometrically test the new PROM including conducting basic statistical analysis
  • Producing scientific deliverables including a protocol, report and manuscript
  • Establishing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including academic groups and healthcare professionals
  • Working with contract research associates as required

What you’ll bring:

  • A masters degree or equivalent in psychology, sociology, medical research or a related health field.
  • Prior demonstrated experience with all or some of the following: qualitative research, quantitative research (including psychometric testing), medical writing (e.g. protocols, reports, manuscripts), literature reviewing.
  • A good understanding of the different health psychology models and behaviour change techniques
  • Strong research skills and an understanding of the step by step processes of a research project
  • Knowledge of, and a keen interest in, the development and validation process of PROMs
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to deliver on time
  • The ability to work independently on a single, complex project
  • Interest and a basic understanding of science and medicine.
  • Interest in creatively and practically solving problems.
  • Proactivity and a solution-orientated approach.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise; excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent written and report writing skills.
  • Confident, articulate verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

What we offer:

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

  • We have an extensive benefits package that includes:
  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at our Christmas shutdown plus your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

Location

The Georgian market town of Marlow sits on the River Thames, among meadows and woodlands. The town centre features boutique shops, cafes and bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants all within a few minutes’ walk of the OPEN Health offices.



About Patient & Brand Communications

Patient & Brand Communications (PBC) comprises the OPEN Health disciplines of patient engagement, health technology, market insight, public relations and brand communications.

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