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Senior Research Associate-Health Economics (Remotely based anywhere in the US)

Company: RTI International
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

RTI Health Advance is a consulting firm anchored within RTI Internationala trusted private, non-profit research institute. We deliver the evidence-based solutions business and clinical leaders need to advance health care for everyone. We generate evidence to illuminate the way toward equitable health. We are looking to add talented individuals who are passionate about health care, knowledgeable about the challenges our clients face, and motivated by the opportunity to work with them to advance healthcare. We are driven by RTI's mission to improve the human condition and we are looking to add talented individuals who are passionate about health care, knowledgeable about the challenges our clients face, and motivated by the opportunity to work with them to advance healthcare.We are currently seeking a Senior Research Health Economist to design and implement health economic models to understand and demonstrate the value of healthcare interventions including but not limited to new clinical programs and models of care. Also assess benefits, risks, and the economic consequences associated with those healthcare interventions. The typical projects include health economic modeling to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses of healthcare interventions and implementing decision-analytic models (e.g., decision trees, Markov modeling), health services research, health economics and outcomes research and population health data analytics. In this role you will be using a variety of real-world data, including but not limited to administrative claims, clinical data from electronic health records (EHR), registry data, provider data, consumer data, primary data collected from patients, providers and other stakeholders, as well as data from publicly available sources. You will be working closely with research consultants, other research scientists and analysts, as well as subject matter experts, to deliver top quality results and insights to healthcare payers and providers who constitute our main clients.You will be an integral member of the Strategic Evidence Generation practice area within RTI-Health Advance, where you'll be collaborating with colleagues from other practice areas within our division and across RTI International. Your expertise will be instrumental in generating rigorous evidence that will enable healthcare payers, including health insurance plans and large employers, healthcare providers and other healthcare stakeholders to make informed decisions, and to advance healthcare for all.Your primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Performs mostly quantitative economic research activities of various degrees of technical complexity. Utilizes microeconomic principles in analyzing the economic benefits public programs and policies. Conducts conceptualization, design and implementation of health economic models to conduct cost-effectiveness, cost-consequence and budget impact analyses of healthcare interventions. Conducts industry and topic area literature reviews. Participate in data integration, data cleaning, descriptive analyses, exploratory analyses, and economic modeling tasks. Lead in implementing models and simulations using a variety of software and tools. Collaborate with a team of computer scientists, programmers, statisticians, and subject matter experts to solve problems using data science approaches, techniques, and methods. Access and analyze data from a variety of sources. Develop data visualizations and clearly display results. Prepare and deliver presentations and written reports for internal and external clients as well as scientific journals and other publications. Participate in business development and marketing activities as directed by leadership. Participate in appropriate professional development and scientific stature efforts. Mentor junior staff. Lead the development of business proposals to prospective clients and work cross functionally to ensure high quality deliverables to our clients. Actively participate in preparing reports, synthesizing analytical results, and highlighting implications of findings for different audiences. Develop papers and presentations and represent RTI at conferences and professional meetings.To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience: Designing and implementing health economics, financial analysis, and quantitative policy analysis such as complex financial modeling, return on investment, cost-effective analysis, cost-benefit analysis, budget impact, burden of illness studies. Working in a matrixed environment and handling multiple projects at a time. Leading and supervising multiple complex projects including preparing reports, synthesizing analytical results, and highlighting implications of findings to different audiences. Collaborating and communicating, both internally across business functions and externally with our clients as required.At RTI, you will be provided the opportunity to conduct meaningful work in a collaborative, cross functional environment. We are focused on your career development and provide a generous benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement, parental leave, paid time off, medical/dental, and 401K.Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative social science field such as economics, health economics, health services research, biostatistics, or a relevant discipline and 15 years of related experience, or a Master's degree and 12 years of related experience, or PhD and 8 years of related experience. 8+ years of directly related work experience within the healthcare industry Demonstrated experience conducting health economic modeling using software such as SAS, Stata, Excel or other appropriate ones. Ability to work independently and collaborate with others to incorporate and enhance technical capital outside area of primary expertise. Critical and strategic thinking; able to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholders. Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to interact with a diverse and cross-cultural candidate and client population. Demonstrated expertise of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel Ability to travel to domestic locations when and as needed, and in accordance with RTI Covid travel protocol. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa The anticipated pay range for this role is $140,000.00-$180,000.00.. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.#LI-BM1

Keywords: RTI International, Durham , Senior Research Associate-Health Economics (Remotely based anywhere in the US), Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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