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Research Data Scientist II, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Sunnyvale, CA 94043

Posted: 03/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: VMS Job Number: 26999

Job Description

Position Title: Research Data Scientist II, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract opportunity for a Research Data Scientist II, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) with our client located in Sunnyvale, CA.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Research Data Scientist II will be responsible for supporting analytical research activities for customer analytics solutions, hospital channel marketing and market access.
  • The research data scientist II will be the data technical expert in algorithm development and research tool solutions around hospital exported electronic health record data.
  • Responsibilities include setting up the analytic data files for further analysis, documenting/validating algorithm, and platform development/versioning, managing the analytic tool in various analytic platforms including R, SQL, Snowflake and assuring their integrity.
  • Additional responsibilities include training users of the analytic platforms, the various developed databases and investigation of database use case feasibility assessments as well as working/managing external partners for database and analytic platforms.
  • Develop tools to filter/clean/sort, re-structure raw electronic medical record data, hospital cost accounting data, hospital billing & claims data and operating room management data.
  • Performs analyses of large healthcare databases (e.g., insurance claims, electronic medical records).
  • Design tools and algorithms for evidence needs of HEOR and Global Access, Value & Economics (GAVE).
  • Hosting retrieve, maintain, and update large databases. Work with Database Engineering and Analysis (DE&A) team for hosting the external large database in house.
  • Continued database maintenance, ongoing data updates and algorithm development.
  • Develop analytical infrastructure to enable the automation process of analytic and research solutions.
  • Develop, validate, and document programming for different algorithms in RWD database assets.
  • Develop, manage, and track the Snowflake, SQL, R code banks.
  • Develop working instructions/ training guidelines and oversee revisions /updates to current WIs/training guidelines for programming activities
  • Training and education of analytical infrastructure and RWD assets for new hires.
  • Work with regionalGAVE, Market Access & Customer Analytics (MACA), HEOR teams to identify RWD in support of research strategy in region.

Job Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in computer science, data science, mathematics, health economics, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, or related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in statistical programing (R, SQL) and cloud-based data warehouse (e.g., Snowflake).
  • Experience in back end hospital EHR reporting and dashboard creation. Experience with EPIC and/or Cerner reporting preferred.
  • Experience in designing the documentation framework and delivering clear, easy to follow data, variable, and code documentation files.
  • Experience in building analytical tools in R and R Shiny.
  • Proficient in SQL and R, experience in R Shiny is also preferred.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Enjoy collaborative work; a natural team worker but also can work independently.
  • Highly self-motivated, hardworking, and have intuition on conducting research; able to execute high quality HEOR projects and get them published in top tier journals.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum Master with 4+ years of experience or PhD with 2+ HEOR related observational study design, implementation, analysis, and publication
  • Record of publications in health economics, health services research, or clinical journals
  • Advanced knowledge of R, R Markdown and R Shiny
  • Advanced knowledge in analyzing large, real world healthcare databases

Job Details:
  • Contract
  • Pay Range: $50-$55.86/hr

Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, 2 insurance plans (100% paid for employee only - HDHP plan, and a buy-up POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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