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PPD Research Assoc III Evidera in Waltham, Massachusetts


*We are looking to fill this role in North America but will consider other locations in the UK/EU based on the candidates’ experience and qualifications

Our Evidence Synthesis team offers broad clinical knowledge and expertise in finding and assessing complex information. This means our clients and Evidera colleagues can rely on us to discover, synthesize, and contextualize the data that really matter and thereby provide them with insights they could not have obtained by themselves.

Here are a few things we help our clients & colleagues do:

  • Understand new indications in context of specific product strategy
  • Inform planning for primary research, such as choice of patient-reported outcome instruments and comparators
  • Estimate clinical comparisons of products versus competitors
  • Capitalize on existing research while assessing evidence gaps
  • Provide information for value development planning
  • Determine which databases have proved useful in target indications
  • Derive model inputs
  • Create burden-of-illness assessments for submission to payers
  • Publish burden assessments for dissemination
  • Populate dossiers
  • Populate regulatory documents such as Risk Management Plans.

Position Overview:

You understand why systematic literature reviews are crucial. Perhaps you’re skilled in network meta-analysis (NMA) and/or epidemiology which will add to the team’s strengths in these or other specialist areas. Whatever your specific background and interests, you’ll be able to help ensure the team’s thinking and approach to systematic literature reviews take account of cutting-edge research and best scientific and consulting practice.

As senior systematic reviewer on individual literature review projects and subsequent analyses, you’ll independently direct key aspects of systematic literature review (SLR) research projects with guidance from senior staff, as well as manage multiple projects with tasks varying to degree by project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Define and refine research questions as they pertain to the SLR objectives
  • Design of literature searches/algorithms to be implemented in scientific literature databases (i.e., PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, etc.) and grey literature sources (conference proceedings, regulatory agencies).
  • Develop inclusion/exclusion criteria within the PICOS framework to be implemented during screening process
  • Oversee the screening of abstracts and full-text articles against defined inclusion/exclusion criteria to assess their suitability for inclusion in the review
  • Review the PRISMA diagram depicting the study attrition
  • Validate data abstraction and extraction
  • Finalize the analyzable dataset
  • Draft tables and figures for analysis results
  • Synthesize the evidence base by through drafting and editing sections of project deliverables (e.g. reports, protocols, statistical analysis plans) and dissemination actives, abstract and manuscript preparation
  • Develop a project plan and monitor project progress, including timeline and budget
  • Draft project proposals, including scoping the body of evidence and preparing project budgets)
  • Participate in non-literature-based research and consulting activities within other departments (e.g., modeling and simulation, real-world evidence).

Education, Professional Skills & Experience:

  • PhD or MSc in health sciences, economics, biology, natural sciences or a related field with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant systematic literature review (SLR) experience; or Bachelors with 8 or more years relevant experience.
  • Proven experience in systematic literature review methods in health economics and/or health services research; experience in network meta-analysis would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Experience in a consulting environment is desirable, but not essential
  • Proven experience in systematic literature review methods in health economics and/or health services research

Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Co-lead (or lead) client communications, via email, phone, and in-person; responsible for day-to-day communications
  • Participate in staff recruitment and training efforts
  • Serve as a line manager (depending on skills/experience)
  • Experience delegating tasks to junior staff and review their work as appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentations.
  • Competent in written and spoken English.
  • Expertise in using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

About Evidera:

Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

Evidera’s Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Accountability

/*PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. */

Working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require travel. (Recruiter will provide more details.)

*If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you. *#LI-REMOTE

Job: *Research

Organization: *US BU

Title: Research Assoc III Evidera

Location: MA-Waltham-Evidera Waltham MA

Requisition ID: 205434

Other Locations: CA-CA-St-Laurent-Evi St-Laurent QC, FR-FR-Ivry-sur-Seine Ced-Ivry-sur-Seine Cedex FR PVC, FR-FR-Ivry-sur-Seine Ced, GB-GB-London-London UK

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength fosters and environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group