Senior Researcher- Part-Time

Patient & Brand CommunicationsMarlow, Buckinghamshire

OPEN Health are looking for a researcher to lead an exciting 12 month internal project on a part time basis working 3 days per week. This role requires a unique skill set of qualitative research, quantitative research, medical writing and project management.

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.

Working collaboratively across two of our key practices, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

  • Managing and executing a 1 year long exciting internal project at OPEN Health
  • With supervision from senior project team members, you will be responsible for the management and execution of all of project activities, including:
  • Literature review
  • 1-1 patient interviews and interview data analysis
  • Questionnaire development
  • Developing a research protocol and ethics application
  • Execution of a study to psychometrically test the new tool, 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 patient tools
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to deliver on time
  • The ability to work independently on a single, complex project
  • Interest and 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.

We're not seeking assistance from our recruitment partners on this role at this stage.


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.

Apply for this position

If you're interested in this position, please click the link below to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at, or call the Talent Team on 01628 481112.

How we use and store your data: Recruitment Privacy Notice