Research Scientist, Health Economics & Advanced Analytics

Avalere Health is seeking a Research Scientist to join its Health Economics & Advanced Analytics (HEAA) Practice.

Avalere Health is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, business intelligence tools, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere’s experts span 230 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO, and the Congress), top consultancies, and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. As an Inovalon company (Nasdaq: INOV), Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by outstanding data analytics that generate unique insights and meaningful business improvement. Through events, publications, and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers.

The HEAA practice works with life sciences companies and other healthcare sectors to quantify and communicate the real-world value of healthcare interventions and to align our clients’ business strategies with the evidentiary demands of an increasingly value-driven marketplace.  We are driven by deep subject matter expertise, differentiated and proprietary real-world data assets, and an emphasis on sound business strategy coupled with rigorous research and advanced analytic capabilities. The data scientist will serve at the Research Scientist I level and lead and participate in the conceptualization, execution, and delivery of analyses in health economics, comparative effectiveness, performance measure development and testing, outcomes research, and epidemiology.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lend deep statistical, epidemiological, and econometric expertise to the development of proposals, statements of work, and study protocols/statistical analysis plans
  • Perform descriptive and advanced statistical analyses using large patient and claims databases in support of data mining, predictive modeling, and health outcomes research projects
  • Develop and author study reports, scientific publications, conference abstracts, and posters
  • Independently manage workflow and make direct contributions to research processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional project teams (project leads, project managers, programmers, research assistants, etc.) to deliver high-quality results to clients and internal customers

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • MA, MS, or PhD in epidemiology, data science, health economics, health policy, pharmacy administration, public health, statistics, or related discipline

Skill Requirements

  • Broad technical knowledge of computational science, including applied statistics, econometrics, predictive modeling, or AI/machine learning theory and methods
  • Proficiency designing and executing observational/outcomes research studies using large administrative medical and pharmacy claims, EMR, and other data derived from various public and private databases
  • Healthcare or consulting background preferred
  • Excellent writing, project management, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to independently manage multiple work streams with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning, and decision-making skills and strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Self-motivated with a positive, flexible attitude

Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years of consulting, healthcare, or pharmaceutical/device industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, R, Python, and STATA
  • 2+ years of SQL programming experience
  • Experience presenting research results at scientific conferences or a record of peer-reviewed publications

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.