New York, NY, USA
Posted by: Astra Zeneca
11 Aug
10 Oct expires

Director, Psychometrician, DH R&D

New York, NY, USA
Job Description
  • Serves as a subject matter authority in applying psychometrics/clinimetrics to generate evidence of patients’ experience with treatment throughout the oncology drug development lifecycle. (e.g. psychometric performance of the instrument, sensitivity/specificity of signal detection, construction of novel endpoints according to the estimand framework to characterize disease progression, or tolerability).
  • Designs, conducts and interpret and/or supervises functional service provider(s) for psychometrics/clinimetrics or statistical analyses for the validation of clinical outcomes assessments (COA) (traditional survey-like instruments or novel sensors/wearables) and their implementation in clinical trials including: define data collection, develop analyses strategy, manipulates and validates data files, scoring, test selection, and analyses.
  • Develops, inspects, and/or mines and transforms models for COA data interpretation
  • Establish fit-for-purpose visualization of COA data
  • Analyze both structured and unstructured/qualitative data, develop plan for primary, exploratory and/or investigation analyses to advise concept evolution overtime, predictive forecasting or classification, etc.
  • Prepare, review, and publish scientific reports, internal/ conference presentations, publications, regulatory dossiers reflecting ongoing or completed work
  • Plan and conduct meetings with content specialists (internal, health authorities) for endpoint performance
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Desired Skills & Experience
  • Combination of academic training and practical experience in measurement research. This may consist of:
  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field such as, but not limited to industrial-organizational (I/O) Psychology, Testing and Measurement, Psychometrics, Statistics, Data Science, or related field plus three years practical experience
  • Master’s degree in a related subject area (as noted above), plus five years practical experience
  • Significant experience using Classical Test Theory and Rasch analyses for performance assessment.
  • Conceptual, analytical and critical thinking
  • Creative, innovative, solution-focused
  • Curious, accepts new ways of problem solving, new ideas, new ways of working
  • Strong communication skills and ability to establish relationships
  • Ability to serve as “translator” between scientific problems to data science solutions
  • Ability to apply expertise to sophisticated problems, problem solving and with a quality focus
  Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
AstraZeneca is an exciting global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company. We’re inspired by what science can do. Driven by the desire to meet unmet patient needs in our core therapeutic areas. Bold in our thinking. Proactive in pursuing discoveries beyond imagination. At sites across the world, we bring teams together in a spirit of collaboration to turn great ideas into life-changing medicines – strengthening our product portfolio and harnessing the potential of a pipeline across all stages of the drug development process.
You’ll be part of a team that’s rolling back the frontiers of science to turn yesterday’s impossible into the normal of tomorrow. So, if you share our focus and passion, join us and make a difference to patients – and in return, we’ll help you develop way beyond what you thought possible.
 New York, NY, USA