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Observational Researcher (RWE Oncology)



Massachusetts, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Position Summary

As part of Ontada’s Real World Research team, the Research Scientist leads research for comparative effectiveness, pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes research, focused on hematology/oncology. S/he will head a matrixed, cross-functional team to design, analyze, and execute quality research studies in a timely manner. Responsible for managing projects end-to-end, the Research Scientist is the primary point of contact to study sponsors and external customers during the study process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing multiple concurrent research studies to specifications, including scope, timeline, and budget, from beginning to end
  • Lead interface with study sponsors
  • Contributes to the development of RWR proposals, scientific protocols, and statistical analysis plans
  • Works with study sponsors to identify and refine study concepts and deliver study research results in accordance with organizational policies
  • Responsible for and leads cross-functional research project team throughout the study lifecycle
  • Develops Scientific Content/Approach and development of eCRF in conjunction with research project team
  • Establishes effective timelines for completion of milestones and delivery of studies
  • Completes regulatory and compliance documents
  • Designs data requirements for studies based on feasibility estimates and available data and consults on unstructured data selection
  • Involved in review and ensuring quality of chart data
  • Works with data from multiple sources (including electronic health records and claims)
  • Researches, performs and approves critical and statistical analysis of medical and scientific evidence as the basis for evaluation of cancer therapies
  • Conducts and coordinates customer meetings to communicate study progress and results
  • Analyzes data related to abstract problems to answer questions posed by internal and external stakeholders
  • Formats output of data analysis for customer readiness, including writing final reports and preparing presentations
  • Publishes and approves research results as abstracts, posters, manuscripts

Typical Minimum Requirements

  • Typically requires 7+ years of relevant Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) experience (1 less year required with a Master's degree)
  • Master's degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Healthcare Economics or related clinical discipline is preferred

Critical Skills

  • Proven experience using Real World data sources including EHR, claims, and patient reported outcomes
  • Oncology and Pharmaceutical/CRO experience required
  • Solid knowledge of healthcare, safety, regulatory, and compliance processes
  • Proven success leading multiple HEOR studies simultaneously with varied timelines and deliverables
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and lead cross-functional teams in a fast-paced matrix environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Position will require customer and multi-disciplinary team interaction either by phone or in person.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments with varying deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and Webex/Microsoft Teams

We are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson as part of our Total Rewards. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, please click here.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$141,300 - $235,500

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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