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PPD Research Scientist (Implementation Science) – Patient-Centered Research in Waltham, Massachusetts

Research Scientist (Implementation Science) - Patient-Centered Research

*This position can be in either of our Evidera offices (Seattle, Bethesda, Waltham, London) or can be based remotely

Evidera is currently hiring for a brand new, exciting position for a Research Scientist (RS) focusing on Implementation Science. This role will focus on delivering implementation science projects to sponsors. The ideal candidate will be able to provide direction around relevant implementation science study design, theories, frameworks and methodology (including experience with analyses and reporting that are guided by and/or organized around theories/frameworks or require triangulation of data from multiple sources). Demonstrated capabilities in program evaluation, mixed method studies. Takes scientific and operational responsibility for project completion; responsible for strategic consultation and for use of best methods to address research needs in the field of implementation science. Able to oversee and participate in a large project portfolio. Innovates scientifically and produces output of high scientific quality. Assumes significant responsibilities for sales targets and client business development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)


  • Demonstrated knowledge of implementation science methods with application to innovations to improve point of care and patient health outcomes

  • Familiar with methods to optimize collection and use of patient, staff and clinician feedback to improve health [e.g., strategies for addressing patient/organization/system-level challenges to collecting data or feedback and/or use of informatics to support interventions and processes such as use of clinical decision support (CDS), electronic medical records (EMRs), collection and use of patient-generated health-related data from personal health records/patient portals and/or health-related apps, remote patient monitoring (RPM) etc.]

  • Familiar with patient engagement methods to inform and improve treatment planning including joint decision making

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative scientific methods including design of data collection instruments and data analysis, using the selected implementation science theory, model or framework (or guiding the selection of an appropriate IS theory model or framework) to serve as the key component in driving improvements in care. Is able to provide analysis frameworks/coding structures (as applicable)

  • Knowledge of information systems (e.g., CDS, EMRs, PHRs/patient-portals, RPM, and/or other health technologies) and methods of patient-reported outcome implementation, adoption and integration to improve healthcare

  • Advises and implements best methods and scientific innovation in implementation science project plans and design.

  • Knowledge of healthcare policy and guidelines.


  • Develops and maintains client relationships

  • Understands pharmaceutical industry, health care systems, point of care systems

  • Identifies scientific methods/plans that help clients meet their goals as well as those that will not help clients meet their goals.

    Financial & Business Development

  • Brings in proposal leads.

  • Writes proposals and manages proposal writing process.

  • Closes sales.

    Project Management

  • Manages internal timelines to ensure that deliverables meet external client timelines.

  • Manages internal budget/staff hours per project not to exceed contracted budget.

  • Manages scope creep or out of scope work.

  • Manages legal/contracting issues.

    PCR Operations Support

  • Supervises mid- level scientific staff.

  • Develops and presents internal scientific trainings.

  • Participates in staff recruitment efforts (phone screening, interviewing, attending presentations, etc.).


  • Doctorate in scientific discipline and more than two-year experience in relevant field; or

  • Master’s degree in scientific discipline and 5+ years’ experience in relevant field

  • MS Word, PPT, Excel; familiarity with SAS or similar data analysis software and or/qualitative analysis software such as ATLAS.ti

  • Deep understanding of implementation science research principles and familiarity with key aspects of the literature (historical and current)

  • Advanced level understanding of relevant methodology and statistics and/or advanced level understanding of qualitative analysis procedures and techniques

About Evidera:

Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

Evidera’s Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Initiative

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving/Judgment

  • Accountability

If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.