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Company: Labcorp Drug Development
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview:

We are presently hiring an Associate Director, Patient Centered Assessment for our Gaithersburg, MD, or San Diego, CA location.  This position is also open to remote work.


Labcorp seeks an Associate Director who specializes in patient-reported outcome (PROs) measures and clinical outcomes assessment (COAs) to develop business, manage projects, and manage client relationships in our consulting group. The Associate Director works collaboratively with expert teams (colleagues and clients) to conduct qualitative and quantitative studies, develop and validate measures, assist in implementing PROs in clinical trials to measure patient relevant endpoints, and develop and present publications and posters. A specific background in PRO instrument development and validation or the application of PRO assessments in clinical research is desired.



The candidate will possess a graduate degree in clinical science, psychology, psychometrics, health services research, public health, business, or other relevant discipline.


  • The Associate Director should have at least 5 years of experience working with biopharmaceutical and/or medical device companies and have experience in PRO development and validation, PRO instrument assessment and selection, and other disciplines relevant to PRO studies.
  • The Associate Director is expected to travel to meet with clients and must be able to work on evenings and weekends as necessary to meet project schedules.

The candidate will offer experience in a consulting, pharma/biotech or acedmia and have expertise and experience in clinical trial study design, selection of COAs, development of study protocols and statistical analysis plans, collection and analysis of study data, and have an interest in, or experience with, instrument development to support labeling claims in the US and EU. The candidate must have the ability to clearly communicate findings and recommendations in an analysis plan or study report.



Responsibilities include managing or directing patient-reported outcomes studies and other consulting projects; ensuring client needs, promised timelines, and budgets are met; managing staff members; and ensuring that the department's financial objectives are met, including helping to develop new and repeat business. This position is located in Gaithersburg, MD, San Diego, CA, or at the employee's location (i.e., remote work is an option for the appropriate, self-driven candidate). Travel is estimated at 5% to 10% and international travel may be required at times.


The candidate will be able to:

  • manage complex proposals and project teams
  • develop study designs, analysis plans, reports, and publications
  • manage his/her capacity and utilization across multiple projects
  • manage proposal and budget writing
  • participate in sales calls, capabilities pitches, and bid defenses
  • interact effectively with teammates across service areas
  • effectively mentor more junior teammates
  • effectively work with internationally remote and culturally diverse teammates

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of advanced design and analysis techniques used in both qualitative and quantitative research, including ability to:

  • review literature, PRO instruments, and PRO labels, and conduct gap analysis
  • develop questionnaires and conduct qualitative interviews
  • analyze and interpret data using advanced statistical methods • conduct psychometric analyses using classical and modern test theory
  • recommend appropriate PRO instruments and other COAs for inclusion in clinical trial protocols
  • design statistical analysis plans for PROs and other COAs


The candidate must possess experience in COA research and the ability to  communicate findings and recommendations in an analysis plan or study report.  

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