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


IBM'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 Responsibilities

The primary role of the Research Analyst/Senior (Sr.) Research Analyst is to provide analytic support to the IBM Watson Health Life Sciences Outcome Research and Market Analytics teams. Analysts may also support Economic Modeling or Literature Review and Value Dossier within Life Sciences.

Preferred locations include: Cambridge, MA. - Ann Arbor, MI. - Bethesda/Baltimore, MD.

Essential Day-to-Day Responsibilities

Primary Role: Outcomes Research, Market Analytics

  • 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 for review by Research Leader and other members of project team

  • Research and pull medical code sets required to perform administrative claims studies.

  • Work closely with Programmer on most effective way to implement complex methodologies and build study analytic file

  • Use IBM Treatment Pathways tool to conduct analyses for Market Analytics and Outcomes Research projects

  • 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

  • Prepare deliverables for client presentation (final reports, slide decks, technical memoranda, posters, podium presentations, and manuscripts)

  • Review and format inpatient (IP), outpatient (OP), and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Facility Targeting Reports for Market Analytics projects

Secondary role: Economic Modeling, Literature Review and Value Dossier

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 abstract, poster and manuscript development

Other Responsibilities

  • Fill in for Research Leader in their absence (for Sr. Analyst)

  • Mentor junior Analyst staff to perform project tasks for client deliverables (for Sr. Analyst)

  • 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

  • Participate in project process efficiency improvement initiatives

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for this position $85,000 to $178,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.


Required 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

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

  • 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

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

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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.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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