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PPD

Feasibility Specialist ; AES

  • Reviews RFP material (protocol and related documents), appraises new and current business opportunities to include proposal planning and performs recruitment strategy development and operational implementation.
  • Performs feasibility assessment of clinical protocols to assess the challenges of patient recruitment including the following responsibilities:
    • Develops recruitment funnel
    •  Researches indication
    • Conducts patient surveys
    • Interviews healthcare providers and site personnel
    • Generates questions to the sponsor regarding the opportunity
  • Assists in the development of patient recruitment programs across multiple therapeutic areas
  • Write supportive documentation to serve as basis for proposal assertions
  • Pulls Ad hoc requests from Sales including analysis and updates to prospective projects
  • Prepares and attends (in person or phone/web-based) client meetings in areas including bid defenses, screeners and recruitment materials development, investigator meeting, and other client meetings (as required)
  • Analyzes and works to continuously improve predictive performance metrics in support of activities focused on both business development and operations
  • Documents and tracks findings for future use
  • Assists in project start-up activities including: 
    • Conducts internal handoff meeting
    • Generates internal database queries
    • Trains Acurian and site personnel on relevant aspects of protocol
    • Assists with creation or marketing material
  • Develops Screeners including the following functions:
    • Writes screener questions
    • Resolves Project Management or sponsor questions about screener
    • Works with IT to ensure correct programming of screener
    • Conducts call center training session
    • Monitors screener performance after study launch
    • Utilizes existing Acurian template language and assist in development of new screener templates or processes
  • Pulls Ad hoc requests from Analytics, Project Management and IT other operational departments including analysis and updates to prospective or active projects
  • Documents, reports findings and makes recommendations to internal groups



Minimum Required Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as biology, biomedical engineering, psychology, nursing, or public healthAdvanced degree (PhD, PharmD, MPH) and/or clinical background (nursing or MD) preferred
  • Minimum 4 years experience in clinical research and/or patient recruitment
  • Experience interacting directly with patients in a research setting is a plus Required Knowledge, 
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to analyze with strong attention to details
  • Persuasive writing skills and the ability to simplify complex medical concepts
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, function effectively as a member of a team and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively across multiple teams (Sales, Analytics, Proposals, Project management, IT, Media, etc.)
  • Strong working knowledge of (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in a PC environment
  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of clinical research patient recruitment across multiple therapeutic areas. 
  • Working Conditions and Environment: Long, varied hours required occasionallySome travel may be needed; ≤5%Required to carry company provided cell phonePhysical Demands:Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Frequent mobility required. Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs. Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups. Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration. Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task. Regular and consistent attendance.Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, the parent company of PPD Development, L.P. and Acurian, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law

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