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COA Scientist Copenhagen Denmark,  

Posted on : 28 May 2017

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COA Scientist Location Region Hovedstaden City Copenhagen Department Research and Development Application deadline 25 June 2017 Description Are you passionate about clinical outcomes research and has interest in innovative new Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) instruments and capturing technologies?We are looking for a research professional, based in Copenhagen Headquarter, to join our Clinical Development Organization as COA Scientist. With our COA scientific team at Lundbeck, we aim to incorporate physician, caregiver and patient perspectives into clinical research through the development and utilization of COAs and methods.The team is reporting to the Head of Clinical Development Business Support, and will support all business units in deriving broad understanding of relevant conditions and measuring relevant concepts of the conditions, in a scientifically robust manner using innovative COA instruments and technologies.Your job and key responsibilitiesAs COA Scientist you will be developing, assessing, implementing, interpreting and disseminating COA instruments to derive treatment benefit during the clinical development of new molecules.You will support the clinical development programs, working closely with the Clinical Research Scientist within Neuroscience, with advice on selection and use of suitable COAs. You will bring insight on psychometric assessment of the measurement properties, reliability, validity and sensitivity that can be applied also in development of new COAs. You will facilitate selection and implementation of capturing modality of COA measures (paper or migration to electronic incl. use of wearables/apps).Other responsibilities includes: " Maintain expertise up to date  following the field, regulatory requirements and developments " Provide advice and support to Study Teams on COA activities (sourcing, translations, rater selection, training and certification, COA monitoring, rater surveillance) " Participate in oversight of sourced COA monitoring and rater surveillance activities " Efficient processes and training relevant to COA activities in clinical studies " Maintain knowledge on COAs across projects incl. ensure up to date COA libraryWe offerThe position offers an exciting job in a smaller dedicated, passionate, and dynamic department, focused on optimizing knowledge, learnings, processes and outcome assessments as an integral part of the global clinical activities. In the position you will engage with internal and external stakeholders, including Therapeutic Areas within Psychiatry and Neurology, Biostatisticians, Regulatory teams, Medical Affairs, External Regulatory Bodies and COA vendors.QualificationsOur preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications: " Doctorate or Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychometrics, Medicine/ Technology or other relevant scientific background " Training or experience with COA methodology " At least 2 years' experience within clinical outcomes research, preferable with experience in clinical development " Insight to or experience with electronic capturing of outcomes (incl. wearables/apps or other technologies) " High performing individual, self-motivating and able to work independently and as part of a team " Communicates effectively, being comfortable presenting to small and large audiences " Detail-oriented when required and with strong analytical skills " Positive mindset and strives to find innovative solutions " Fluency in English (oral and written)Further informationFor further information, please contact Karina S


Region Hovedstaden Copenhagen

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