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Senior Research Associate – Rare Diseases

Job description:

You will be responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of projects whilst maintaining familiarity with current industry practices and regulatory requirements (e.g. GCP, BHBIA Code of Practice, GDPR). Projects may include both qualitative and quantitative research and literature-based studies.

Responsibilities will include:

Drafting of study proposals for clients
Planning of research studies including choice of methodology and protocol development
Project management and being the main contact for the client
Background literature searches

Development of materials and research activities (qualitative):
Interview scripts
Consent forms
Screening documents
Conducting interviews with patients, their families and healthcare professionals
Organisation and moderation of focus groups

Development of materials and research activities (quantitative):
Consent forms
Screening documents
Liaison with clients and external suppliers
Qualitative or quantitative data analysis and research report writing
Presenting results to clients

The senior research associate will also:

Contribute to business development through development of good working relationships with clients and delivery of high-quality outputs
Coach junior members of the team
You will also support Medical Communications colleagues as appropriate to your role, including contribution to the development of materials such as abstracts, posters, manuscripts and slide decks.

General areas of responsibility

Participate in team meetings and attend training events relevant to specific responsibilities
Assist with any reasonable duty at the request of the line manager for the post
Maintain Good Clinical Practice, BHBIA, ABPI and other relevant training

Successful candidate will undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

Hybrid Working:

This role is based in their Amersham office. They are currently hybrid working with the core office days for the team being Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, giving the option to work Mondays and Fridays from home. During the probationary period you will be required to work the three core office days in the office each week. Following completion of a 6-month probationary period you will be required to work two or more of the core office days in the office each week.

Job sector:



Amersham and Remote


Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm




The company offers 5 weeks annual leave rising after 5 years’ service. On top of this, full time staff are given the 3 working days between Christmas and New Year as leave without having to use any of their allowance.

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