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Program Officer, New Technology (Emerging Healthcare Interventions)




Washington, United States

United States

Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time


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1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia

About Us

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

Position Summary

PCORI's Research Synthesis and New Technology program is seeking a Program Officer for New Technology (i.e., emerging healthcare interventions), who will oversee a portfolio of projects related to emerging healthcare interventions. Research Synthesis and New Technology, a growing program that aligns with PCORI's National Priority to Increase Evidence for Existing Interventions and Emerging Innovations in Health. PCORI's team monitors emerging healthcare interventions from pre-approval research, immediately after approval, up until early diffusion into clinical practice; we perform this monitoring primarily through the conduct and management of two product portfolios, PCORI's Health Care Horizon Scanning System (HCHSS) and the Emerging Technology and Therapeutic Reports.

The Program Officer will support the program development and provide necessary oversight of activities through strategic planning and development of research topics and evidence products essential and responsive to PCORI's stakeholders. Activities include working with external stakeholders (e.g. patients, caregivers, clinicians, payers, policy makers, and researchers) and PCORI staff to determine priorities for project development for product portfolios (currently Emerging Technology and Therapeutics Reports and Horizon Scanning); the Program Officer will also work with the team to develop these priorities into planned products. The Program Officer will develop statements of work for contracts that will meet the requirements for these priority topics, and work with Procurement to select meritorious contractors for the work. The Program Officer will then oversee the contractor's work to provide insight on PCORI's needs and requirements as well as to ensure timely completion of quality products. In addition, the Program Officer will provide their expertise in emerging technologies to other programs across PCORI, as well as to external stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage and collaborate with stakeholders and internal staff to identify and scope potential emerging healthcare intervention topics for which our products could contribute to improved decision making, and improved patient outcomes.

  • Under direction of team leadership, manage and collaborate in the prioritization and development topics for emerging healthcare intervention products.

  • Manage operational and strategic planning of emerging healthcare intervention product portfolios to include developing requests for proposals, reviewing contract applications, and oversight and review of the contractors' work to ensure timeliness, quality, and accuracy.

  • Engage, consult, and collaborate with staff from other PCORI programs on ongoing activities and cross-cutting initiatives.

  • Represent PCORI through writing and public speaking.

  • Provide consultation as necessary to other PCORI staff on ongoing activities and areas of the incumbent's expertise.

  • Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above.

    Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

  • Expertise in comparative effectiveness research, clinical research, epidemiology, and/or outcomes research.

  • Familiarity with evidence syntheses such as systematic review, meta-analysis, evidence maps, and other methodologies.

  • Understanding of clinical care and health care systems.

  • Familiarity with engaging stakeholders in topic or product development

  • Clear written communications skills for both technical and lay audiences.

  • Strong oral presentation skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to multitask and to manage multiple deadlines.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders external to the organization.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in teams.

  • Experience developing statements of work and managing contracts is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge in computer skills including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

  • Doctoral degree or a clinical degree (e.g., medicine, nursing, pharmacy) with 2+ years of experience in a research discipline relevant to patient-centered outcomes research (e.g., clinical epidemiology, health services research, sociology, psychology, health policy, biostatistics, economics) OR a Master's degree in relevant field (e.g., MPH, MPA, MPP; or MBA) and 5+ years of experience.

  • Proven track record and leadership potential in clinical research.

  • Demonstrated progressive experience working in complex matrix organizations.

  • Demonstrated progressive experience working with researchers and end-users of research preferred.

  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and processes of scientific publication. Some experience as first author of published journal articles preferred.

  • The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. As part of that commitment, PCORI requires all employees, regardless of remote work status, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or new employee at PCORI, you will be required to comply with PCORI's vaccination policy, report your vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination. Compliance with the policy does allow for exceptions, but those exceptions will only be granted in circumstances related to medical conditions, disabilities, and sincerely held religious beliefs. Continuing with this application indicates your intent to comply with PCORI's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

    PCORI conducts background checks on all applicants.

    PCORI's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

    PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity both internal and external to the workplace. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law

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