Image Analyst Supervisor

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience. We will focus on developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics, at scale, through our remote access technology platform, to improve the return on investment in drug development and reduce risk and uncertainty in clinical trials for our pharmaceutical clients.

Our integrated technology offering encompasses every stage of clinical drug development through to post marketing surveillance and we continue to invest in infrastructure and innovation to support our ambitious growth strategy. Our competitive advantage is our dedication to address complex unmet clinical research needs by partnering and collaborating with clients and academic partners early in the drug development cycle to identify and validate promising new imaging and digital biomarkers.

We are guided by our “4A” values: Aspiration; Ability.; Agility; and Accountability. These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to directly contribute to achieving our goal to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in clinical drug development. We recognise that we will succeed in realising our purpose and achieving our goal only by bringing together the diverse set of skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, and by building an inclusive culture to continuously enhance our service offering to support our customers’ scientific endeavours.

As our team continues to grow we are now looking to hire an Image Analyst Supervisor. As a member of the team you will be exposed to high profile projects in the field of clinical trials (e.g. Dementia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, psychosis).

Reporting into:

Image Processing & Analysis Manager

Direct Reports for this Role:

Associate Image Analysts (AIA) and Image Analysts (IA)

Purpose of the Role

The Image Analyst Supervisor is a new operational team supervisor role, responsible for supporting the Image Processing and Analysis Manager (IPM) and Senior Lead for Site Management (SML) with the operational delivery of all activities within the Image Processing (IP) team. The responsibilities of the role include the line management of a team of Associate Image Analysts (AIA) and Image Analysts (IA), and the day-to-day supervision of data quality checks (QC), site management (SM) and image analysis (IA) activities across all projects to meet agreed milestones and targets. The role holder will operate within a small team of supervisors and team leads allocated to portfolios of sponsors and/or projects. The Image Analyst Supervisor may also be required to perform image QC, resolve data issues, and perform image analysis for clinical data received by IXICO in active clinical trials and research studies.

The key success criteria for the role are the effective management of a team of IAs working predominantly remotely in a fast-paced environment, maintaining open and positive communication to ensure adherence to procedures and coordinate training to increase capability and efficiency, and collaborative working with colleagues in Project Management, Data Management, Science and Technical Support functions, as well as external contacts at clinical trial imaging/data collection centres.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Line management and daily oversight of AIAs and IAs including setting tasks and targets and monitoring and reporting against these targets.
  • Train, mentor and support AIAs and IAs to be able to work across projects and IA tasks in an independent and flexible manner.
  • Review and QC the work output of the AIAs and IAs within the team.
  • Performing image analysis, such as whole brain delineation and endpoint QC, after suitable training has been completed.
  • Ensuring team compliance with Policies, SOPs and WIs.
  • Forecasting and resource planning for analysis and site management deliverables to meet agreed budgets and forecasts.
  • Assist with setting, monitoring and achieving KPIs and efficiency targets to meet customer expectations and turnaround times.
  • Coordinate training for team members to increase capability and overall efficiency in QC, IA and SM.
  • Provide regular progress reports on deliverables and any issues arising, including conflicting priorities and available capacity.
  • Ensuring Project Managers are provided with regular updates on image QC, data query or site qualification status on projects.
  • Provide performance feedback, workload balancing and coaching of team members.
  • Providing suggestions and implementation for continuous improvements in QC, IA and SM processes.
  • Oversight of departmental CAPAs and supporting the team in timely completion of activities related to CAPAs.
  • Deputise for the IPM, as necessary.
  • Communicate and/or demonstrate IP processes e.g. analysis methods to third parties, as required.
  • Providing site support for imaging related questions, data upload and technical issues.
  • Qualitative review of images (MRI, PET, CT etc), identifying any problems which may affect subsequent quantitative analysis or radiological review.

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree (imaging or life sciences) or equivalent scientific or analytical experience.
  • 3 years + experience in a similar role, with team and line management experience.
  • Good understanding of clinical research phases and the processes involved in the planning and management of a clinical trial.
  • Evidence of quality compliance and continuous improvement within areas of responsibility.
  • Intermediate to advanced in the use of Microsoft Office software applications and clinical data management systems.

Desirable

  • Good understanding of anatomy and its presentation within various imaging modalities.

Personal qualities:

  • Proactive, organised and able to work independently
  • Strong communicator with an enthusiasm for coaching of junior staff members
  • An exacting approach to quality of your work

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • Annual salary review and company bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • A very sociable, supportive and highly motivated team
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis. You will be given support to enable you to grow with your challenges, and we pride ourselves to be a sociable and diverse bunch of people, who are all working together on one big mission: Improving brain health. Will you join us?

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application!

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