Health Care Safety/Epidemiology, Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics
The Sr. Analyst has a primary role to provide analytic support to one or more business areas within Life Sciences: Outcomes Research, Economic Modeling, Literature Review, Value Dossier, and Market Analytics. The Sr. Research Analyst not only has significant responsibility for analytic support of the research project, but also supplements project management activities, provides input into the development of new business proposals, mentors junior staff, and assists with other on-going project work as needed.
This role will be located in Cambridge, MA. Ann Arbor, MI. Or Bethesda, MD.
Outcomes Research, Market Analytics
Support Research Leaders in all aspects of projects
Develop study protocol and file specifications for review by Research Leader/Lead Analyst and other members of project team.
Work closely with Programmer on most effective way to implement complex methodologies and build study analytic file.
Use Treatment Pathways to conduct analyses
Perform data investigation on diagnostic, descriptive, and statistical output throughout the course of each research project. Suggest and implement changes in methodology based on output review.
Prepare deliverables for client presentation (final written reports, slide decks, technical memoranda, posters, podium presentations, and manuscripts).
Attend and present at client meetings when requested.
Provide key support with reviewing published literature and conducting data/information abstraction research to identify, collect, and summarize data for building health economic models.
Support Research Leader in developing model specifications and conceptual model design.
Assume primary role in developing economic models using Microsoft Excel (with Visual Basic macros) and other modeling software, such as TreeAge Pro.
Apply principles of pharmacoeconomics to conduct economic modeling analyses, including cost-effectiveness/cost-utility analyses and budget impact analyses.
Prepare deliverables for client presentation (summary memos, written reports, slide decks, abstracts, posters, podium presentations, and manuscripts).
Attend and present at client meetings when requested.
Support Research Leader with general project organization, day-to-day project management, and client communications.
Literature Review and Value Dossier
Support Research Leaders in all aspects of projects, including internal project team management, developing literature search algorithms, conducting gray literature searches, assembling protocols, screening for relevance, retrieving articles, developing data abstraction tool, supervising and editing article abstraction
Draft literature summaries in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.
Write literature synthesis in Word or PowerPoint providing interpretation of the literature and observations of patterns and trends identified in a body of evidence
Draft global and AMCP value dossiers
Contribute to writing abstracts and manuscripts for publication
Fill in for Research Leader in their absence.
Direct/supervise junior Analyst staff to perform project tasks for client deliverables.
Lead training and orientation sessions for new hires or others within Truven Health Analytics.
Support the development of new proposals or sales opportunities as requested by Research Leaders, including working with clients to help them appropriately formulate research questions.
Participate in project process efficiency improvement initiatives.
This position can be located in Ann Arbor, MI. Cambridge, MA. or Bethesda, MD.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Bachelor’s degree in health sciences or economics discipline
Minimum 5-7 years previous healthcare industry and/or quantitative work experience related to pharmaceutical industry or health research.Experience with outcomes research using administrative claims, survey data, or other patient level data, economic modeling, literature review, meta analysis, value dossiers, patient report outcomes (PROs) and health technology assessments (HTAs) are highly preferred.
Working understanding of data storage in relational and or flat file environments and how data is manipulated using SAS or other similar languages.
Proven project management and consensus building experience
Time management skills for managing multiple individual and team tasks simultaneously, while completing work within allocated time frames.
Expert experience using Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and EndNote.
Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
Master’s degree preferred.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with individuals at various levels within the organization and external clients in a leadership capacity.
Outstanding critical thinking, questioning, and listening skills; superior attention to detail.
About IBM Watson Health
Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing capability representing a new era in computing. The system, delivered through the cloud, analyzes high volumes of data, understands complex questions posed in natural language, and proposes evidence-based answers. Watson continuously learns, gaining in value and knowledge over time, from previous interactions.... In April 2015, the company launched IBM Watson Health and the Watson Health Cloud platform. The new unit will help improve the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to innovate by surfacing insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created and shared daily. The Watson Health Cloud allows this information to be de-identified, shared and combined with a dynamic and constantly growing aggregated view of clinical, research and social health data. For more information visit: ibm.com/watson. or ibm.com/watsonhealth.