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IBM Watson Health - Senior Research Analyst in Austin, Texas

Introduction

As a Data Scientist at IBM, you will help transform our clients’ data into tangible business value by analyzing information, communicating outcomes and collaborating on product development. Work with Best in Class open source and visual tools, along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options. Whether it’s investigating patient trends or weather patterns, you will work to solve real world problems for the industries transforming how we live.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The primary role of the Sr. Analyst is to provide analytic support to one or more business areas within Life Sciences: Outcomes Research, Economic Modeling, Literature Review and Value Dossier, 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.

This position can be located in multiple cities.

Preferred locations include: Cambridge, MA. - Ann Arbor, MI. - Bethesda, MD. - Greenwood Village, CO. - Cleveland, OH. Home-based option is possible.

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)

Literature Review and Value Dossier

  • Perform literature reviews using electronic databases such as Medline and EMBASE, search the gray literature, assist in the preparation of research protocols, screen for relevance, retrieve articles, develop data abstraction tools, and perform article abstraction.

  • Analyze and interpret the literature to draft consolidated 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.

  • Support abstracts, posters and manuscripts development

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 5 years healthcare and pharmaceutical industry experience with a focus on outcomes research using administrative claims, electronic medical records, other healthcare data, and/or economic modeling, narrative and systemic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and Global and AMCP value dossier. Relevant graduate degree (e.g., MPH or PhD) may substitute for work experience.

  • Working knowledge of data storage in relational and or flat file environments and how data is manipulated using SAS, R, or other similar languages

  • 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

  • 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

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 5 years healthcare and pharmaceutical industry experience with a focus on outcomes research using administrative claims, electronic medical records, other healthcare data, and/or economic modeling, narrative and systemic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and Global and AMCP value dossier. Relevant graduate degree (e.g., MPH or PhD) may substitute for work experience.

  • Working knowledge of data storage in relational and or flat file environments and how data is manipulated using SAS, R, or other similar languages

  • 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

  • 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

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 world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s 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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