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Watson Health - Senior Research Analyst - Outcomes Research

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The primary role of the Senior Research Analyst is to provide analytic support to one or more business areas within Life Sciences: Outcomes Research, Economic Modeling, and Market Analytics. The Sr. Research Analyst not only has significant responsibility for analytic support of the research projects, 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.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Preferred locations include: Ann Arbor, MI., Cambridge, MA., Bethesda, MD., and Denver, CO.

Essential Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

Outcomes Research, Market Analytics, Economic Modeling

  • Support Research Leaders in all aspects of projects including general project organization, day-to-day project management, and client communications
  • Attend all internal team/external client meetings and present at client meetings when requested
  • Develop study protocol/file specifications or model specifications/conceptual design 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
  • Provide key support with reviewing published literature and conducting data/information abstraction research to identify, collect, and summarize data for building health economic models
  • Assume primary role in developing economic models including cost-effectiveness/cost-utility/budget-impact analyses using Microsoft Excel (with Visual Basic macros) and other modeling software, such as TreeAge Pro
  • Prepare deliverables for client presentation (final written reports, slide decks, technical memoranda, posters, podium presentations, and manuscripts)

Other Responsibilities
  • Fill in for Research Leader in their absence
  • Mentor/supervise junior Analyst staff to perform project tasks for client deliverables
  • Lead training and orientation sessions for new hires or others within IBM Watson Health
  • 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
  • Support literature review projects

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5+ years previous healthcare industry and/or quantitative work experience related to pharmaceutical industry or health research.
  • 3+ years 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.
  • 3+ years working with data storage in relational and or flat file environments and how data is manipulated using SAS, R or other similar languages.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 3+ years experience using Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and EndNote.

About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the worlds most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

Your Life @ IBM
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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world. What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



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Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-11-17

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