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Research Scientist

Flatiron Health

Flatiron Health

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2024
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Research Scientist


Reimagine the infrastructure of cancer care within a community that values integrity, inspires growth, and is uniquely positioned to create a more modern, connected oncology ecosystem.

We’re looking for a research scientist to help us accomplish our mission to improve and extend lives by learning from the experience of every person with cancer. Are you ready to be the next changemaker in cancer care?

What You'll Do

In this role, you will work as a member of the Research Sciences (RS) department, primarily supporting the Custom Solutions and Services (CSS) team within the Client Solutions organization. This team provides customized real-world data and real-world evidence solutions to address the most important research questions across clinical development, market access, and commercial use cases for our life sciences partners. In this role you will:

  • Design studies leveraging electronic health record (EHR)-derived RWD, develop protocols and statistical analysis plans, oversee the execution of studies in collaboration with statistical programmers, and succinctly summarize and interpret results.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders such as project managers and oncologists to execute and deliver on client-sponsored research studies in an accurate, effective, and timely manner
  • Build subject matter expertise and discuss capabilities of a variety of different Flatiron data modalities, including EHR-derived real-world data, clinico-genomics data, and claims data, with biopharma clients
  • Continue to develop a deeper understanding of real-world data and related methodologies used to generate real-world evidence
  • Contribute to improvement initiatives that introduce efficiency into our ways of working and accelerate our ability to generate evidence for our clients

Who You Are

You're a kind, passionate and collaborative problem-solver. In addition, you’re an analytical thinker and excellent communicator with experience developing real-world evidence from real-world data (e.g., healthcare claims or electronic health records). You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves to tackle meaningful problems each and every day.

  • You hold a PhD degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, or a closely related field with 1-2 years of relevant experience (can include work experience before graduate school) or a Master’s degree in one of these fields with 4 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • You have a deep understanding of observational data and have a track record of success applying epidemiologic approaches to problems in public health and/or pharmacoepidemiology.
  • You have experience supporting and leading studies to generate high-impact real-world evidence from real-world data in the life science and pharmaceutical industry.
  • You are comfortable programming in R to conduct exploratory analysis and basic data cleaning to inform study design and methodology (or another programming language and are committed to developing your skill in R)
  • You have strong organizational, time-management, prioritization and decision-making skills necessary to evaluate, plan and implement multiple high-visibility projects in a timely fashion
  • You are comfortable working closely with clients to refine and deliver high-quality studies that meet their needs.
  • You have the ability to work effectively in a constantly changing, diverse, and matrix environment
  • You are able to quickly learn and apply new information, skills and procedures
  • You are passionate about our mission to improve healthcare through technology

Extra credit

  • You have oncology experience
  • You have experience working in a pharmaceutical/HEOR consulting environment

Where you’ll work

In this hybrid role, you’ll have a defined work location that includes work from home and 2-3 office days set by you and your team with the option of being Flex or Office. For more information on our approach to hybrid work as well as our work type options, please visit the how we work website.

Flatiron Health is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.