The Research Assistant will support projects related to collection of data on health and safety of Source Plasma donors and recipients of plasma protein therapies and other regulatory-related projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scientific literature research; summarizing and indexing information on selected topic areas; assisting with industry data analysis relating to donor and patient health; working with and communicating research findings to relevant PPTA staff; preparing research, documentation, and PowerPoint presentations; and supporting other PPTA initiatives as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify, review, summarize, and index relevant scientific literature
Participate in conference calls/meetings with teams (PPTA staff, PPTA members, third parties) for developing study protocols, plans and study instruments
Prepare summaries of research findings and action items under the guidance of the PPTA issues manager
Identify and obtain epidemiological data needed for analyses related to donor and patient health
Interface with third-party data processing and analysis contractor
Review and summarize industry data results and analyses from third-party data processing contractor and communicate to teams
Prepare tables, graphs and charts using study results for presentations and publications
Work with teams to prepare materials for PPTA meetings, workshops, and presentations as needed
Participate in other regulatory policy activities as needed
Masters of Public Health, or MPH candidate, or MS in health-related field
Experience in performing health related literature research, review, analysis, and indexing (database)
At least one year of experience in analysis of epidemiological or health related data
Must have basic biostatistical course work and skills
Skills and Abilities:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Working knowledge of PubMed online database and literature management software
Ability to work both in team environment and independently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience using Excel and PowerPoint
Experience with Tarius or other regulatory intelligence service desirable but not mandatory
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) is the primary advocate for the world's leading producers of plasma-based and recombinant biological therapeutics. The medicines produced by PPTA members are used in treating life-threatening diseases and serious medical conditions including bleeding disorders, immune system deficiencies, burns and shock.
As the global representative for the pl...asma therapeutics industry, PPTA works cooperatively with patient groups, legislators, regulatory agencies and others to address critical issues that impact the industry and those people who depend on plasma protein therapeutics. PPTA's strength lies in its membership. The Association's global committees and regional working groups bring together industry experts to focus on important issues relating to the quality, safety and efficacy of plasma therapeutics.