Research Scientist – Clinical Outcome Assessments and Patient Focused Outcomes - Military Veterans

at Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, Indiana

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview:

As a scientist in Lilly’s Patient-Focused Outcomes Center of Expertise (PFO COE), you will provide scientific expertise and effective project oversight to ensure that patients’ perspectives are incorporated into drug development, including in evaluation of treatment benefit and when assessing benefits and risks of treatments. 

The PFO Scientist collaborates cross-functionally as an expert in Clinical Outcome Assessments (COAs), including Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), Clinician Reported Outcomes (ClinROs), Observer Reported Outcomes (ObsROs) and Performance Outcome Assessments (PerfOs). The scientist will develop effective COA strategies across therapeutic areas as well as design and execute measurement-related (including instrument development/adaptation/validation) studies as needed to support research across the portfolio and spanning the lifecycle of development.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with cross-functional teams, including general health outcomes scientists, develop meaningful and innovative patient-focused measurement strategies.
  • Lead COA instrument development, adaptation, validation studies, including development of evidence packages, as needed
  • Lead patient-preference studies, when appropriate.
  • Actively participate in the in the external COA environment via relevant working groups, congresses, etc. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree with a concentration in an appropriate discipline, such as epidemiology, public health, economics, education, psychology, statistics, etc.; or
  • Master’s degree and 5 years’ experience in an appropriate field

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Demonstrated COA instrument development and validation experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing patient-focused measurement strategies
  • Demonstrated experience with oncology-related measurement
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work successfully in a team/cross-functional environment and effectively influence individuals.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, drug development

Additional Information

  • Domestic and International travel may be required (0-10%)

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
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