Research Programmer - HEOR
Precision Health Economics
Boston, MA

About $77,000 - $110,000 a year

Do you consider yourself a highly organized, self starter with a real passion for projects involving innovative health economic concepts? Are you passionate about putting in the hard work to conduct high quality research and programming? If you’re a born problem-solver and enjoy when no day is the same - keep reading!

We are looking for a Research Scientists to join our dynamic HEOR practice. Locations offered include: Boston, New York, Oakland, LA and possible remote scenarios.

You will collaborate across a broad portfolio of sophisticated health economic and health policy research projects as a member of a project team. You know how to create the data foundation needed to provide the statistical analysis framework for projects. Where appropriate, you may conduct statistical analysis and modeling procedures, and interpret the results from statistical procedures and models in order to address client’s research questions.

Sr. Research Scientists perform more complex studies independently as well as mentor and direct other in completing work, while Research Scientists tackle complex job responsibilities with some direction and instruction from senior team members.

What you can expect day to day:
Leading database programming tasks or components of large, complex quantitative studies and interpret results with oversight from senior staff
Identifying and defining issues and problems or oversight at the project level, provides recommendations for solutions, and carries out solutions
Collecting information efficiently and effectively, including hard to find information, and has a comprehensive knowledge of applicable analytic tools and techniques
Performing analysis and understanding how analysis applies to big picture project goals.
Assisting or leading formulating recommendations related to project execution, infrastructure development and maintenance, and other research priorities
Developing written materials, including methods sections and results interpretation for technical reports and manuscripts, with little direction and reviewing/editing by others
Performing quality assurance and quality control procedures on own and others’ work
Anticipating and identifying risks with completing specific deliverables and effectively executing strategies to minimize risks.
Providing guidance and mentoring to new team members in the execution of modeling and microsimulation projects and tasks

Sr. Research Scientists also:
Lead programming and analytic activities on projects with little oversight and supervises others on project team
Apply analytic tools & techniques creatively to tackle complex problems
Prepare initial strategies for programming implementation, obtaining insight from others to address gaps or complexities, and assumes role of final decision maker when appropriate while taking accountability for outcomes
Demonstrate valued contributions to internal discussions while mentoring others in effective contribution to discussions
Delegate effectively by assessing availability, skill, and interest and leads by example, particularly during challenging situations
Build client relationships as a scientific partner

Minimum Required: Masters' degree

Other Required:
Research Scientist - 5 years of relevant research experience
Sr. Research Scientist - 7 years of relevant research experience
Thorough understanding of health care data including administrative insurance claims data (Truven MarketScan, IQVIA PharmetricsPlus, Optum CDM, Medicare LDS, etc.), registry data (SEER, SEER-Medicare, etc.), survey data (NHANES, MEPS, NHIS, HRS, etc.), and hospital admissions data (HCUP, Premier, etc.)
Exceptional proficiency in statistical programming (SAS, Stata, R, SPSS)
Understanding of medical billing and coding schemes for diagnoses, drugs, and procedures (ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, NDC, HCPCS, CPT-4, etc.)
Observational human health research experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively individually and as part of a diverse team
Exceptional interpersonal and time management skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Knowledge and experience working with relational databases (e.g. SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS Access)
Experience with working in a Linux/Unix operating system environment
Experience with using a code version control system (e.g. GitHub, Subversion, CVS)

Who We Are:
Precision Xtract is an award-winning global healthcare market access consultancy within Precision Medicine Group. We provide our clients with unified health economics and outcomes research, global pricing, access strategy and analytics, payer and physician pull-through, and data management.

We provide powerful research skills to positively impact payer and purchaser decision-making, which allows organizations to assess appropriate populations for therapies and potential expand access for life-saving and altering medical interventions.

With offices in New York, Boston, Oakland, Vancouver and London, our team has experienced rapid growth and includes a collection of professionals from around the globe with experience across multiple disciplines: former payer executives, academics, pharma marketers, and consultants—all passionate about generating solutions to our customers’ value and access needs.

Precision Medicine Group is an integrated team of experts in fields from advanced lab sciences to translational informatics, clinical trial delivery, and regulatory affairs, payer insights to marketing communications. Together, we help our pharmaceutical and life-sciences clients conquer product development and commercialization challenges in a rapidly evolving environment.