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Predictive Data Analyst and Economic Modeler: Python R Shiny DETAILS APPLY FOR THIS POSITION >

BluePath is recruiting for its strategic health economics position acting as an economic modeler and predictive data analyst. The position will be responsible for conceptualizing and designing robust models suitable for publication but designed for interactivity and use in the field. The models are primarily developed in R, with an emphasis on strong methods, clean and appealing visualization, and interactivity in Shiny. The models or the results of the models are often used to inform important coverage decisions for major pharmaceutical therapies or medical devices.

This position is responsible for identifying and gathering data, developing complex algorithms and using advanced modelling techniques (e.g., predictive and prescriptive) to interpret data, extract insights, and help produce solutions to enable better decision-making. The role works with large data sets and leverages cutting edge machine learning techniques (e.g., neural networks, time-series forecasting, ensemble learning, and unsupervised learning) to train historical data to predict the validated course of action for pre-specified outcomes. The role requires integration of multiple data sets for feature creation, reduction, and selection to identify the most important unbiased drivers for the prediction. This role partners with the business to understand the business strategy and apply knowledge of statistical, mathematical, and advanced modelling techniques to ask the right questions to derive appropriate outcomes. Most importantly, this role requires experience in machine learning, R Shiny, R Markdown and the capacity to work creatively.  We’re looking for a person who is clever and curious with a passion for finding insights in data and using quantitative analysis to answer complex questions.

 

Position Responsibilities

  • Creative problem solving with a common sense and practical solutions orientation; must be passionate about the role analytics plays in improving business performance.
  • Work with clients and stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging data to drive clinical and business solutions.
  • Mine and analyze data from databases to drive optimization and improvement of business strategies.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • Uses third party software tools and research data warehouse in development of queries and visualizations.
  • Influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating conclusions to cross-functional groups.
  • Excel (and other platforms) for data exploration and presentation
  • R, RapidMiner, MySQL, Excel, and other tools for data mining using techniques like agent-based modeling, anomaly detection, A/B testing, nearest neighbor, cluster analysis, sentiment analysis, decision trees, optimization, simulation, and regression analysis

Must Have Requirements

  • Three or more years of experience in R and Shiny
  • High level of focus and attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility with working hours to accommodate business needs
  • Proven ability to simultaneously work on multiple assignments and effectively work with multiple team members and management
  • Communicate flawlessly in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Pro)

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of epidemiology, economics, psychometrics and medical writing
  • Previous experience working in a consultant role and/or at a pharmaceutical company
Research Associate: Strategic Value Communications DETAILS APPLY FOR THIS POSITION >

BluePath is currently recruiting for a Research Associate (RA) for its strategic value communication function. This position will support project leads in preparing and submitting value communication tools (e.g. slide decks, brochures) and training materials for the internal review process at biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. The RA’s essential responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aid project lead in overseeing and managing the time-sensitive internal review and approval process of value communication tools and training materials communicating health care economic information (HCEI)
  • Lead preparation of internal review materials (e.g. annotated files, reference binders)
  • Quality check documents to ensure alignment with internal medical, legal and regulatory standards and FDA requirements
  • Provide additional research support such as medical writing support, conduct literature searches, and develop evidence tables

 

Must Have Requirements

  • Bachelor’s level or above education in life sciences or related fields
  • High level of focus and attention to detail
  • Basic understanding of scientific data and research methods
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility with working hours to accommodate needs
  • Proven ability to simultaneously work on multiple assignments and effectively work with multiple team members and management
  • Communicate flawlessly in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Pro)

 

Desired Skills

  • Copy-editing and/or medical writing experience
  • Previous experience working in a consultant role and/or at a pharmaceutical company

 

* Applicants with more extensive knowledge or experience in conducting HEOR projects may be considered for a Sr. RA position.

Health Economics Director: Economic Modeling and Data Visualization Center DETAILS APPLY FOR THIS POSITION >

BluePath is seeking a Health Economics Director for the Economic Modeling and Data Visualization Center. The activities of the Center include modeling from strategic input to development design, pricing strategy, core models and price and reimbursement submissions, and tools supporting field-based value communication.

The Director position requires an experienced and accomplished individual. The ideal candidate has doctorate‐level training in health economics, decision sciences, or operations research, and a compelling personal record of work in the fields of modeling for health technology assessments, comparative effectiveness research, and/or health services research. The position will be responsible for conceptualizing and designing economic models for field use, internal analyses, or peer-reviewed publication. The models or the results of the models are often used to inform important coverage decisions for major pharmaceutical therapies or medical devices.

The ideal candidate has at least five years of health economics modeling and team management experience. The ability to be an excellent team player under tight deadlines coupled with the ability to tackle problems with imaginative solutions is key to success in this position.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing, programming, supporting, and adapting cost-effectiveness models, budget impact models, calculators, and policy analyses in collaboration with cross-functional local, regional and global teams
  • Managing, coaching and directing a team of modelers, including Excel and R coders, especially regarding decision modeling and Excel modeling technical expertise
  • Developing compelling proposals for new projects
  • Sourcing, interpreting and analyzing primary and secondary research needed for model inputs and adaptations
  • Presenting, discussing and re-analyzing model results
  • Conducting basic statistical analyses (e.g., descriptive statistics and regression analysis)
  • Supporting publications of local and global economic models
  • Developing the economic sections of HTA dossier submissions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master and 5+ years, or PhD with relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy, academia or reimbursement agencies.
  • Experience and background in economics or in a quantitative field (such as statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology or engineering).
  • Experience in health economics and outcomes research including US dossier submissions for coverage and reimbursement.
  • Experience developing pharmacoeconomic models in Excel and R.
  • Strong Excel skills and experience using Visual Basic, and software such as R, Python, SAS, Stata or WinBUGS for model development and data analysis.
  • Experience working with varied functions in pharma.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, economics, psychometrics and medical writing
  • Statistical skills, knowledge of advanced survival analyses.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Research Associate (RA) or Sr. RA: Health Economics and Outcomes Research DETAILS APPLY FOR THIS POSITION >

BluePath is currently recruiting for a Research Associate (RA) for its strategic health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) function. This position will support project leads with executing discrete tasks associated with a HEOR project. The RA’s essential responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting literature searches
  • Developing evidence tables
  • Conducting analyses in Excel, SAS, STATA, or other statistical software
  • Supporting primary research activities
  • Developing and polishing of slide decks
  • Medical writing support, including for abstracts and manuscripts

Requirements

  • Master’s level or above education in life sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, pharmacy, medicine, or economics
  • Conversant in principles of evidence-based medicine and demonstrable article research and review skills
  • Able to comprehend and assimilate large amounts of clinical information and present evidence accurately and clearly
  • Comfortable working in fast paced environment
  • Flexibility with working hours to accommodate research needs
  • High level of focus and attention to detail
  • Able to simultaneously work on multiple assignments and effectively work with multiple team members and management
  • Communicates flawlessly in English, both verbally and in writing

Preferences

  • Knowledgeable of HEOR methods
  • Previous experience working in a consultant role and/or at a pharmaceutical company

 

*  Applicants with more extensive knowledge or experience in conducting HEOR projects may be considered for a Sr. RA position.