NPC Research Associate

NPC’s overarching mission is to explore, demonstrate and communicate—through research, partnerships, and education—the role and value of innovative pharmaceuticals to achieve better patient health. The organization’s research focuses on issues relating to four strategic goals: (1) high-quality, real-world evidence is generated, accepted and used to inform decision-making; (2) the value of medicines is recognized as an integral component of care; (3) patients have meaningful access to appropriate medications; and (4) the healthcare system supports biopharmaceutical innovation that improves patient’s lives.

The Research Associate is ideal for an early career candidate looking to grow their experience and expertise in the fast-moving health policy and health services research environment. As a member of a fast-paced team, the Research Associate will work closely with staff to assist with the development and implementation of NPC’s research portfolio and provide the necessary administrative support to enhance NPC’s engagement with members and external stakeholder groups.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, researching, organizing, and scoping potential NPC research projects and requests for proposals.
  • Work with outside collaborators on select projects to manage collaboration tasks and timelines.
  • Assist in developing scholarly articles for submission to peer-reviewed publications, abstracts for submission to scientific meetings, or commentaries.
  • Support the development of comment letters in response to requests for information, policy white papers, and other relevant documents.
  • Assemble and interpret data from primary and secondary sources including, but not limited to, PubMed, gray literature, and online data sources.
  • Identify and summarize documents, reports, and articles on key industry issues through Internet searches and print media such as newsletters, memos, and online content.
  • Assist in preparing presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Oversee the logistic preparation and conduct of monthly member Research Working Group teleconferences and meetings.
  • Manage internal tracking of research team deliverables for NPC board and internal reporting
  • Provide operational support for internal and external meetings as needed such as creating agendas, collating resource materials, and tracking external engagements.
  • Attend and summarize external meetings and conferences on relevant issues as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A fundamental understanding of health policy and health services research methods (required) and of the key issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry (desired).
  • A basic understanding of quantitative or qualitative research methods (required) or experience (desired).
  • A proven track record of critical thinking and project management; strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to succinctly summarize business issues in a timely manner; effective and persuasive written and oral communication skills.
  • A high degree of personal initiative; willing and able to work both independently and in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with a strong work ethic.
  • A proven ability to build strong relationships.

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least one year of work experience or master’s degree in public policy, health policy, public health, health services research, economics, or other related disciplines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To apply, submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining relevant skills and experience to Mr. Michael Litten, Client Partner, HEOR and Healthcare Analytics, Klein Hersh (MLitten@kleinhersh.com). Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.