Project assistant 

Location: London, UK

Application deadline: 28th January 2022 (candidates will be considered on a rolling basis).

Symmetron is a health economics and outcomes research consultancy with over a decade of experience in evidence generation, decision-analytic modelling and statistical analysis in economic evaluations. 

We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in gaining skills and understanding in project management and producing deliverables for health technology assessment. 

Candidates with some prior experience in systematic reviews, health economic modelling or project management, and those wanting to start a career in this area will be considered for the post.  

The successful candidate will receive on-the-job training from our senior researchers whilst working on various projects. There will also be opportunities for external training. 

There may be the opportunity to progress to our Health Outcomes, Health Economics or Operations and Communications teams from the project assistant post.

Our company offers a very competitive base salary, access to a bonus scheme and excellent benefits. 

Key responsibilitieS

  • Procure publications for literature reviews.
  • Help with some of the duties associated with literature reviews, such as screening abstracts.
  • Help with some of the duties associated with cost-effectiveness analyses, such as targeted reviews to identify model inputs and requirements of reimbursement bodies. 
  • Assist in the preparation of relevant draft manuscripts, posters and other publications.
  • Review/edit of key deliverables to ensure consistency and correctness in terms of grammar and formatting.
  • Review and update internal policy documents. 
  • Help organise internal activities such as team training and social activities. 
  • Help with administrative activities related to client projects, inclusive of client meetings. 
  • Undertake activities of continuous professional development and learning.

Essential requirements and qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree that involved data analysis and synthesis alongside technical writing.
  • A genuine interest in health economics and health outcomes research.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively engage with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing.
  • An organised and methodological approach to planning and delivering work.
  • Critical thinking, analytical skills, and basic numeracy.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to proofread large documents quickly and effectively and to spot minor errors in grammar and formatting.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a small team.
  • High self-motivation, can-do attitude, optimistic outlook.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and develop within the role.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable skills and experience

These are nice-to-have skills. Candidates who do not fulfil these requirements but are interested in this role are encouraged to apply. 

  • Prior experience in project management and/or office management.
  • Understanding of systematic reviews, medical writing and/or health economics.
  • Prior experience in data cleaning and managing large databases.
  • Experience using EndNote or another reference management software.

    Application process

    • Please complete your application via this form.
    • Candidates successful in this first round will be contacted for a preliminary phone call. 

    Please Note: 

    • This is a full-time position based in our offices in Central London. Working from home is encouraged and organised around staff roles and responsibilities. Office attendance may be expected in line with government guidance on COVID-19 restrictions. 
    • The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK at the beginning of employment. 
    • No agencies, please.

    Application deadline: 28th January 2022 (candidates will be considered on a rolling basis).