Job Opportunity – Assistant/Associate Director at C-Path

The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the overall management of the PRO Consortium to include advancing and documenting the science of clinical outcome assessment (COA) endpoint development and testing for use in clinical trials designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new medical products.  In addition, the Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for directing the scientific and operational activities of the Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome (ePRO) Consortium.  



Job Title:                  Assistant/Associate Director

Department:             Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Consortium

Reports to:               Executive Director PRO Consortium

FLSA Status:           Full-time; Exempt

Location:                  Tucson, AZ (Remote location will be considered)



Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Executive Director in the overall management of the PRO Consortium
  • Establish clear processes for identification, prioritization, and development of PRO instruments
  • Provide scientific input/expertise to the workings groups during all stages of the PRO instrument development process
  • Review and provide critical feedback on vendor deliverables during the development of PRO instruments and qualification dossiers for FDA submission
  • Provide scientific and operational oversight of the ePRO Consortium, including advancing and documenting the science of electronic data collection of PRO (and other clinical outcome assessment [COA]) endpoint measures in clinical trials
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None



  • Internal: All C-Path staff
  • External: A wide range of officials and representatives at various levels in scientific, governmental, foundation, non-governmental, and private sector organizations


Education and Training:

  • A PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) in Health Outcomes, Psychology, Public Health, Psychometrics, Epidemiology, or Biostatistics, or MD with additional training or professional experience in health outcomes research is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in health outcomes research, with a firm grasp of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, the FDA/EMA, and healthcare environment
  • Broad scientific, clinical, technical and regulatory understanding of the functions involved in the development of pharmaceutical products


Certificates/Licenses:       None



  • Knowledge of FDA and EMA regulations and requirements related to clinical trial endpoints
  • Thorough understanding of the development and testing of COA tools (e.g., PRO instrument)
  • Working knowledge of good clinical practices
  • Strategic planning and leadership skills
  • Effective management, interpersonal, negotiation, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in managing productivity of complex collaborations and research teams
  • Adaptable to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines
  • Able to identify opportunities for improvement, make constructive suggestions for change, and operationalize those within the team

Language Ability:   Excellent oral, written, and virtual communication skills


Math Ability:  Commensurate with PhD degree


Reasoning Ability:

  • Exercise sound business judgment when making decisions and adhere to external and internal policies and regulations
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to successfully anticipate issues or challenges and proactively address without being specifically directed
  • Use sound judgment when working with critical or confidential information


Computer Skills:

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk about the facility.
  • Regularly uses hands to operate computer equipment and other office equipment.
  • Close vision required for computer usage
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Travel on occasion for out-of-town meetings (max 10-20%)


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please submit a CV and cover letter highlighting how your qualifications match the needs of the position.  Indicate the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your correspondence.  Applications should be submitted to HR@c‐


Critical Path Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


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