Associate Data Scientist or Data Scientist, Evidence for Access, USMA

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

The Data Scientist of Technical Institute (TI) is a member of the US Medical Affairs Evidence for Access (E4A) Medical Unit. He/she assists senior TI team members to design and execute retrospective observational research using in-house real-world data (RWD). As a subject expert, he/she may also review and design observational studies that are conducted by external vendors.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support principal/senior TI data scientists to design and execute retrospective observational studies for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Health Policy and System Research (HPSR) using in-house RWD
  • Analyze secondary data, including insurance claims, electronic medical record, patient survey, and disease registry.
  • Design, develop, test, implement, validate, document, and maintain effective and efficient SAS or R programs for conducting, analyzing and reporting observational database studies.
  • Contribute to program library and web-based tool development and maintenance.
  • Provide quality check of peer analyst’s programs.
  • Evaluate new data sources and research method


Candidates for this position should hold the following qualifications, have the following experience, and be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” or as a “plus,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements. Years of experience listed below can be substituted with equivalent, relevant competency levels.

Education and experience

Master and/or doctorate degree in data science, economics, epidemiology, public health, psychology, statistics, or other health services research related disciplines.

A minimal of 4 years' previous work experience in consulting, academic/research institute, and/or pharmaceutical industry experience in functions such as health economic outcomes research, epidemiology, statistical analysis, marketing, etc.

Skills and ability

  • PhD degree in a relevant discipline is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in observational research study analysis

     Working knowledge of relevant national healthcare systems, specifically with large observational and insurance claims databases, experienced with diagnostic, procedure, and pharmaceutical coding systems
  • Broad and integrated knowledge of all aspects of the programming discipline
  • SAS Base, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, SQL and macro programming experience
  • Programming experience in R is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Advanced statistics and health economics concepts are a plus.
  • Experience in publication in peer-reviewed journal is preferred
  • Strong attention-to-detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, team-based environment
  • Ability to work independently on all assigned tasks and projects
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust project plans appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and embrace new technologies, applications and solutions


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