IntroductionIBM's Industry Consultants are essential to our clients as they work to reinvent themselves for the future. Join our highly visible and highly skilled team of global consultants as we strive to accelerate sales, deliver client engagements, and build IBM's market eminence. If you are a forward-thinker and a curious intellectual, we welcome you to apply for your next exciting career challenge!Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThe Watson Health Health Research/Data Analyst provides basic research, analytic, and client support as part of a team that delivers health care information and consulting services to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and/or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).In this entry-level role, you will get exposed to various activities including requirements gathering, technical documentation writing, analytics/programming, IT/security, web development, technical assistance, and research. You will have the ability to work with your manager and project management staff to grow further in one or many of these areas as it aligns to your career goals, and project needs.Essential Responsibilities:+ Perform data quality reviews to verify that specific data restrictions have been applied.+ Coordinate the receipt, storage, and delivery of sensitive data files.+ Draft background sections of client deliverables and project proposals as directed by Research Leader+ Perform reviews of health research literature and summarize relevant information as directed by Research Leader.+ Format deliverables for client presentations (reports, technical memoranda, posters, podium presentations, and manuscripts).+ Interface with external stakeholders to ensure that the project maintains high-quality relationships with stakeholders.+ Attend to daily office activities, such as email correspondence with external stakeholders and the burning and delivery of data to the client.+ Work closely with project team members (Programmer/Analysts, Research Leaders, Research Assistants, and Statisticians) to complete research projects that will meet clients' needs.+ Assist with the development and documentation of file specification and analytical results.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ Associate in Arts degree with 5 + years' experience+ 2 to 3 years previous healthcare industry and/or quantitative work experience related to health research highly desirable. Relevant graduate degree may substitute for work experience+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with individuals at various levels within the organization and external clients.+ Good critical thinking, questioning, and listening skills+ Excellent attention to detail+ Demonstrated quantitative abilities+ Problem-solving and analytical skills+ Previous health care or research background desired+ Time management skills for managing multiple tasks simultaneously, while completing work within allocated time frames.+ Intermediate experience using Microsoft Applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; and using Adobe Acrobat.+ Intermediate experience with common corporate communication tools including enterprise email clients (i.e. Notes/Outlook), instant communication tools (i.e., Slack), and document sharing platforms (i.e., Box)Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Bachelor's degree with 1 to 3 years' experience+ Advance experience using Microsoft Applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; and using Adobe Acrobat.+ Advance experience with common corporate communication tools including enterprise email clients (i.e. Notes/Outlook), instant communication tools (i.e., Slack), and document sharing platforms (i.e., Box)+ NoneAbout Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.Your Life @ IBMWhat 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 IBMIBM'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 StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.