Researcher-Translational Research & Quality (TRAQ)
HealthCore, Inc, a health services research firm headquartered in Wilmington, DE is currently seeking Researcher to work for its Translational Research for Affordability and Quality(TRAQ) in our Alexandria, VA, office. Founded in 1996, and now an independently-operating subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., HealthCore provides the health care system, biopharmaceutical industry, academia, and the Federal Government with "real-world" data to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of healthcare. HealthCore’s projects range from retrospective to large-scale, prospective studies in the areas of drug, vaccine, and medical device safety surveillance, risk management, pharmacoepidemiology, health outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, and comparative effectiveness research.
Responsibilities vary with the position and include:
Performing retrospective and prospective health services, health outcomes, and health economic research activities
• Supporting research activities for in the following areas: research designs, methodologies, analytical techniques, and reporting (with respect to statistical results)
• Collaborating with team members to support research functions that bring high quality analyses, reports, peer-reviewed publications, presentations to clients and at professional meetings, and other milestones to fruition
• Utilizing industry standards as well as cutting-edge health economic analytical and statistical techniques
• Supporting HealthCore’s participation in FDA’s Sentinel Initiative, which uses information from existing electronic healthcare data to assess the safety of FDA-approved medical products (https://www.sentinelinitiative.org/). Specific responsibilities include participation in drafting responses to RFPs, supporting selected project manager functions (e.g. ensuring timely deliverables, interfacing with company shared resources to complete project objectives, communicating project status with government client), executing Sentinel SAS queries and quality-checking the results, and participating in Sentinel workgroup opportunities to contribute intellectually to Sentinel’s evolution.
This position requires a masters or doctoral level degree or relevant education in health sciences and/or equivalent training in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, or a related field, plus 1-2 years of experience (number of years of experience required depends on position level).
Post-graduate or post-doctoral training in conducting health services research with experience in biostatistics or epidemiology, managed care, PBM, pharmaceutical, or related experience is preferred. Strong study design, statistical analysis skills and proficiency with one or more statistical applications (SAS, Stata, R) are required. Experience with health plan administrative databases (pharmacy and medical claims) and economic modeling is preferred. Experience with the Sentinel Initiative or other distributed databases and common data models (e.g., PCORnet) is preferred.
In addition to a dynamic work environment, HealthCore offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits program, including a 401(k) plan; health, dental, and vision insurance; discounted fitness club membership; life, AD&D, short and long-term disability insurance coverage; tuition assistance, and free parking.
HealthCore is headquartered in Wilmington, DE, midway between New York City and Washington, DC, with new offices in Andover, MA and Alexandria, VA. As an independently operating subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., HealthCore offers the resources of the nation’s leading health benefits company in a small company environment.
To apply, please apply online at www.healthcore.com/careers and search under Job #136916, or at the following link:
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