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Program Associate, Research Synthesis and New Technology
Department: Research Synthesis and New Technology
Reports to: Senior Clinical Advisor, Office of the Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options.
The Program Associate will support the general programmatic functions of PCORI’s Research Synthesis and New Technology (RSNT) team. Specifically, the Program Associate will assist the Senior Clinical Advisor and the Senior Program Officer, New Technology. The Program Associate will assist the Senior Program Officer with oversight of New Technology projects, including the Health Care Horizon Scanning System and Emerging Technology and Therapeutics Reports. Additionally, the Program Associate will assist with projects of the Senior Clinical Advisor, such as oversight of Economic Impact projects and general operations of the RSNT program. This work includes tasks such as assisting with the preparation for and development of statements of work for procurement of new projects in the above areas, working with the Senior Program Officer and Senior Clinical Advisor to oversee procurement activities, monitoring timelines, and reviewing deliverables. The Project Associate will handle tasks with increasing levels of responsibility, solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities include:
Supports the Senior Program Officer, New Technology with operations of the Health Care Horizon Scanning System, including working with contractors to ensure timely and high-quality deliverables, working with procurement officers to ensure contract needs are met, assisting the Senior Program Officer with monitoring potential topics and obtaining program feedback to ensure that the program meets PCORI and stakeholder needs.
Supports the Senior Program Officer, New Technology with operations of the Emerging Technology and Therapeutics Reports, including scanning for new topics, working with stakeholders to refine topics, conducting literature searches and overviews of relevant background literature research to craft a scope of work for procurement, monitoring contract timeline and deliverables, and reviewing deliverables.
Supports the Senior Clinical Advisor with oversight of Economic Impact Projects, including working with procurement as necessary for new or current work, monitoring timelines and reviewing deliverables.
Assist with general Research Synthesis and New Technology functions, such as scheduling meetings, working with the Senior Clinical Advisor on budgets and other activities, and developing presentations and materials for internal and external presentations and activities.
Works in groups on PCORI cross-cutting initiatives in support of PCORI-wide activities, for example, supporting PCORI-wide workgroups on National Priority Research Topics.
Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.
Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
*PCORI Staff Conflict of Interest Statement - No PCORI employee can receive a direct financial benefit from a healthcare related organization during the course of his/her employment with PCORI.
PCORI conducts background checks on all applicants.
PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workplace.
Basic understanding of and commitment to PCORI’s mission, vision and key activities
Ability to work independently and to quickly adapt to changing priorities and requirements
Understanding of medical terminology
Strong understanding of health care research, including an understanding of study design and analysis
Ability to summarize the scope and volume of literature by searching health care research literature, available clinical practice guidelines, or recommendations from professional societies
Excellent communications, leadership, problem solving, and analytical skills
Excellent writing skills
Strong attention to detail and drive to achieve positive results
Sense of accountability and good judgement
Experience in contract management or program management is helpful, but not required.
Experience in new technology evaluation is helpful, but not required
Bachelor’s and minimum of five (5) years of experience in a professional setting, preferably in areas such as new technology assessment, clinical research, health services research, or health policy.
Master’s degree in a field relevant to patient-centered outcomes research and minimum of one (1) to four (4) years of experience in a professional setting, preferably in areas such as new technology assessment, clinical research, health services research, or health policy.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commiserate with candidate experience
Internal Number: 959-858
About PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute)
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to fund and disseminate research that will provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their healthcare providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, and the science that supports those options.