Senior/ Principle PCO Consultant

Value, Informatics & EvidenceMarlow, Buckinghamshire


Value, Informatics & Evidence - bringing value to life OPEN VIE is a specialist market access, real world evidence and patient-centred outcomes consultancy which works with you to understand, demonstrate and communicate value.

We provide world class knowledge, insight and outputs across the entire spectrum of market access and reimbursement, evidence generation, gathering and evaluation, and population-based health data, to demonstrate value and change patients’ lives.

Our unrivalled team of experts actively engage across their specific disciplines, sharing their vast knowledge and experience, to provide a wide range of compelling outputs.

Our specialisms include:

  • Market access
  • Health informatics
  • Real world evidence
  • Patient centred outcomes (PCO
  • Patient Centred Outcomes (PCO):

Specialising in the generation of data that matter to patients. PCOs enable the scientifically robust measurement of disease, treatment benefit or unmet need from the perspective of the patient and/or their family members or carers.

You will love this role if you:

  • Want to lead an exciting, new consultancy team where you can really develop and define the role
  • Are passionate about working in partnership with the life sciences industry on research that brings benefits to patients
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic and client-focused consultancy environment
  • Want to work across a broad range of therapeutic areas

You will be a success if you:

  • Are a keen self-starter who enjoys working independently but can also work effectively as part of a team
  • Have a proactive approach to drive projects and support the development of your colleagues

As part of the OPEN VIE team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Provide strategic and scientific guidance and oversight on projects relating to PCO
  • Ensure the scientific quality and integrity of all PCO methodology
  • Keep up-to-date with methodologies and guidelines (e.g. scientific, regulatory, and market access developments, both in terms of new methodology and new activities ) and communicate findings to PCO groups as needed
  • Develop innovative and relevant PCO evidence solutions and confidently discuss key pharmaceutical industry priorities
  • Actively drive the conduct of both qualitative and quantitative research and broader consultancy projects e.g. literature reviews, gap analyses, instrument, selection development and/or validation to meet industry clients’ Real World or drug development PCO data needs
  • Input to projects and lead the team to ensure high quality and innovative:
  • Generation of study proposals and designs
  • Analysis, communication, and publication of impactful research to support client evidence needs/value propositions
  • Provision of technical expertise in the analysis and dissemination of PCO data
  • Assessment and interpretation of relevant literature
  • Contribute to the scientific literature in the form of manuscripts and publications when appropriate e.g. present at scientific conferences and/or publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Drive and provide training on PCO-related topics to clients and colleagues
  • Providing strategic consultancy to life science industry clients as an expert in PCO across various stages of the product lifecycle e.g. development and delivery of PCO endpoint, measurement strategy and advice on technical implementation
  • Actively drive business development efforts by keeping up with relevant industry developments, building relationships with new and existing clients, bringing in new leads, and supervising proposal writing
  • Leading credentials and bid defence presentations to include RWE capabilities and case examples where appropriate
  • Effectively manage difficult situations and supports positive solutions
  • Actively promote positive working relationships, offering training and mentoring to others
  • Additional Responsibilities
  • Maintain awareness of PCO related updates to establish communication with key outcomes research opinion leaders
  • Contribute to the continuing achievements and targets of OPEN VIE through the successful delivery of project documentation and by driving internal PCO initiatives to raise the external profile of OPEN VIE
  • Attend regular internal team meetings to facilitate a collaborative approach to all projects
  • Maintain quality and accuracy in all activities, following OPEN VIE Standard Operating Procedures

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum Requirement: Doctoral, or Master's in Science, Health Services Research, Statistics, Psychometrics, Outcomes Research or closely related field
  • Minimum 5+ years post PhD or 7+ years post-Master’s degree in the pharmaceutical industry and/or academic experience in PCO research
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in health care consultancy, with demonstrated ability to communicate complex and strategic messages
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience of directly conducting health research
  • Driving licence
  • Willingness to travel

Essential skills:

  • Experienced with PCO/PRO requirements for regulatory and HTA/reimbursement agencies;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to draw insights/derive viable strategic options to work in collaboration with other OPEN Health companies
  • Technical competency in systematic reviews, quantitative and qualitative research
  • A track record of PCO-related scientific presentations and publications

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 UK and USA. 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
  • 4pm 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


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 Value, Informatics & Evidence

OPEN VIE comprises the disciplines of market access & reimbursement, evidence generation, gathering & evaluation, and population-based health data.

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