Research Associate / Senior Research Associates

Acaster Lloyd Consulting Ltd is currently seeking Research Associates/Senior Research Associates (patient reported outcomes/clinical outcomes assessment) to join our team in Summer/Autumn 2023. We are very keen to build our research capacity by improving the skills and experience of our existing staff and by adding to our current team of 30 people.

Acaster Lloyd Consulting Ltd is a consultancy based in central London led by co-founders Sarah Acaster and Andrew Lloyd. We undertake a range of consultancy projects in patient centred outcomes research such as patient-, clinician-, and observer-reported outcomes research, stated preference studies and health state utility research for our international pharmaceutical and biotech clients.

Our work focuses on outcomes research to support licensing and market access for drugs and therapeutics. This includes qualitative and quantitative methods to explore health related quality of life and other clinical outcomes, patient preferences and utilities. We conduct primary research, for example, qualitative studies and surveys, as well as providing consultancy services for our clients. This work may inform the development, selection and use of outcome measures, trial design, regulatory submission strategies and/or aspects of economic evaluations. Our group has many years of combined experience in industry and academia.

Our people are extremely important to us, and we believe that shows in everything we do. It’s our people that make a difference. Continued growth of the business will come from supporting and developing our people and expansion of the existing team. We are looking for new people to join our team who are interested in working and learning from colleagues in a commercial environment. We’re interested in speaking to people with experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

Candidate Profile

  • Essential: Post-graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in psychology (or related field such as epidemiology, economics, sociology)
  • Experience of applied research in an academic or a commercial environment.
  • Experience of, and interest in, design of research studies and analysis of patient outcomes data.
  • Experience of conducting health research and working on research projects.
  • Experience of quantitative or qualitative research and related technical skills (e.g., interviewing and coding).
  • Experience of quantitative or qualitative software tools would be a strong advantage (such as referencing software’s, MAXQDA, Atlas, STATA, R, SPSS).
  • Excellent writing skills preferably with experience of working on manuscripts or other dissemination.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team with a high degree of self-motivation

Please consider applying even if you don’t meet all the non-essential requirements.

Other requirements

  • • The candidate must have a right to work in the UK.
  • • The candidate must be based out of London or be able to commute to London three times a week.
  • • Should be able to handle and safeguard sensitive information in accordance with applicable UK laws, rules and regulations.
  • • Must clear the backgrounds checks (DBS check, references and Right to Work checks).

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Someone who wants to influence their own development
  • Someone looking for the opportunity to build their research skills
  • Someone keen to work with and support others in our research projects

In return we offer a competitive salary plus benefits and the opportunity to join a growing team who can support your personal development. Our offices are in Central London. We are happy to offer flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working.

Please contact us for more information.

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Application is by CV and cover letter to be sent to by June 15, 2023

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15th June 2023

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