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ICON Clinical Research Senior PK Scientist in Des Moines, Iowa

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

The Role

Title : Senior PK Scientist

Location: Remote

Summary : This position reports to the Senior Director, Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics. ICON’s Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics group has a long track record of accelerating drug development and contributing to drug approval through the application of model-based strategies. As a result of continued growth, we’re looking to expand the team and would love to hear from scientists who wish to further their career in a fast-paced collaborative environment, working across many different therapeutic areas.


  • Prepare model-based strategies to support clinical development programs

  • Design, conduct, interpret, and prepare appropriate study and regulatory summaries of quantitative pharmacology and pharmacometric activities

  • Build and sustain great relationships with clients

  • Prepare and present scientific publications

  • Excellent understanding of the integration of quantitative pharmacology

Qualifications :

  • Pharm.D or Ph.D. preferred, but not required

  • 3+ years of experience in the application of Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics in clinical drug development

  • Excellent understanding of the integration of quantitative pharmacology

  • Organizational and communication skills

  • In-Depth knowledge in WinNonlin, NONMEM (or equivalent software) and R.

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.