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IBM Watson Health - Research Analyst in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


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

  • 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 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)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences or economics discipline; Graduate degree preferred

  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to synthesize information from a body of literature.

  • 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 3 years (5 years for Sr. level) 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

About Business Unit

IBM’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 @ 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

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.