Programmer/Consultant I, Evidence & Strategy

Avalere Health, a part of Fishawack Health, is seeking a Programmer to join our Evidence & Strategy Practice.

The practice focuses on a range of issues including value-based assessments and evidence generation; quantitative, qualitative, and feasibility studies utilizing a broad range of open and closed source datasets; go-to-market strategies and tactics for an evidence-differentiated offering. We rely on deep subject matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how the changing healthcare evidence, market access and policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including legislative strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.


  • Perform descriptive and advanced statistical analysis using large patient and claims databases in support of economic and outcomes modeling to execute analysis plans and support client strategic objectives
  • Design analytical studies, protocols and methods, pricing impact, and health economic models
  • Contribute to the development of concept proposals, scopes of work, budgets, and analysis plans
  • Independently manage workflow and make direct contributions to the research and analysis process
  • Work within and across organizational analytics teams to identify areas for delivering innovation to clients

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • BA/BS or higher in computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics, data science, epidemiology, statistics, or related discipline

Skill Requirements

  • Working knowledge of advanced statistical techniques or econometric skills
  • Ability to independently manage multiple work streams with limited supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning, and decision-making skills and strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines
  • Positivity, flexibility and a self-motivated attitude, with excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Comfort working in a remote environment with demonstrated ability to be productive and self-guided.

Experience Requirements

  • 10 years of SAS or SQL programming experience
  • Experience analyzing large administrative pharmacy and medical claims databases (public and private)
  • Experience with importing data, transforming, cleaning, merging, and editing data and extensive quality/accuracy measures
  • Experience with analyzing healthcare survey data (e.g., Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey)
  • Experience with SAS Macros
  • Experience with Visual Basic for Applications
  • Experience interpreting statistical output and analyses

Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Consistent with our safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.