This is an opportunity to work for ICON Global Health Economics and Epidemiology (HE&Epi), a division of ICON plc, an international clinical research organisation headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
We are currently seeking a Lead Consultant, with strong technical expertise in infectious disease modelling and strong project management skills, to join our team.
The HE&Epi team works in a range of disease areas. In addition to observation studies using a variety of study designs, including prospective and retrospective data collection, analysis of clinical and administrative databases, and systematic literature reviews, we conduct studies to estimate the health impact and cost-effectiveness of interventions, including vaccines, targeting infectious diseases, with a view to informing client and national policy decisions.
The Lead Consultant will manage projects and is expected to provide expertise relating to the critical review of relevant literature to inform model conceptualisation, design and parameterisation. They will also contribute to the programming of dynamic infectious disease models and associated cost effectiveness analyses and to the reporting and interpretation of findings.
At ICON we pride ourselves on advancing the science/consultancy interface; we have a strong reputation and publication record for observational, interventional, and modelling studies in a wide variety of clinical areas and where appropriate we seek to increase the credibility of our work through peer-reviewed publication.
MSc or PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, or a related field
Technical knowledge of dynamic transmission modelling and economic modelling, and the ability to provide support and mentoring to junior team members
The ability to design conceptual model frameworks, program dynamic transmission models in C++ and R, link these to economic analyses in Excel and to collect and interpret available data, such as sentinel surveillance data, to inform model designs and calibration
The ability to prepare study protocols and reports
Strong project management skills and the ability to serve as the main point of contact for clients
Ability to manage complex projects
Ability to lead a project team
Excellent organizational skills including strong oral and written English communication skills, coupled with strong interpersonal skills
Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task efficiently
Additional valuable skills would include:
Advanced VBA Excel proficiency
Familiarity with the workings of major National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (e.g. JCVI, ACIP, PBAC)
Experience in proposal writing and business development activities
Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.
At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career – both now, and into the future.
ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.
With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.
Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.
“At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives. Our ‘Own It’ culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership, and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touchpoint. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug and vaccine development. That’s our vision. We’re driven by it and we need talented people who share it. If you’re as driven as we are, join us. You’ll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you’ll be helping shape an industry.
ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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