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Research Associate II Evidera – Modelling and Simulation

Home-based, Alberta, Canada.

Our multidisciplinary Modelling and Simulation experts design and implement health economic models that describe complex medical processes to understand and evaluate the implications of clinical trials; demonstrate the value of interventions beyond efficacy, and assess benefits, risks, and the economic consequences associated with healthcare interventions. If you have a passion for health economic modeling to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses of healthcare interventions and have experience conceptualizing and implementing simulation models (e.g., discrete event simulation) and other decision-analytic models (e.g., decision trees, Markov, individual state-transition, survival partition), a position in Modelling and Simulation at Evidera is waiting for you!

Discover Impactful Work:

Implement simulation models (e.g., discrete event simulation) and other decision-analytic models (e.g., decision trees, Markov, individual state-transition, survival partition) to assess the cost-effectiveness of healthcare interventions.  Support scientific and financial project management, scoping, tracking progress, and team work for multiple projects.

A day in the Life:

Implement one or more of the following under direction:

  • Design and development of health economic models to conduct cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses of healthcare interventions.
  • Program models using Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or simulation specialized software.
  • Conduct literature reviews with emphasis on extracting data pertinent to health economic evaluations and cost-effectiveness analyses.
  • Conduct basic statistical analyses (e.g., descriptive statistics and regression analysis)
  • Support development and maintenance of scientific resources (e.g., model templates, modeling training manuals).
  • Draft project deliverables (e.g., Excel with VBA based models, user guides, model specifications and technical reports) and draft abstracts and sections of manuscripts with possible co-authorship.
  • Track budget and expenses and monitor timelines and deliverables for multiple projects.
  • Support other “non-billable” activities as needed (e.g., draft proposals; informal mentoring of junior staff; develop relations with colleagues within the company).

Education & Experience

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Biostatistics or related field or Bachelor’s degree in a similar program with more than two years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with programming simulation models (e.g., discrete event simulation) and other decision analytic models (e.g., decision trees, Markov, individual state-transition, survival partition) in Microsoft Excel or R is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Practical knowledge of simulation modeling and implementation using Microsoft Excel.
  • Prior experience with VBA, R, or other programming languages.
  • Candidates with prior experience in health care modeling and health-economic outcomes research preferred.
  •  Strong quantitative skills, with solid understanding of basic statistics.
  • Ability to manage deadlines, multiple tasks and relationships in a fast-paced, team-oriented and lean environment.
  • Basic understanding of research methods.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Competent in written and spoken English.

Computer Skills:

  • Required: Advanced Microsoft Excel modeling skills. Proficiency in e, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Desired: Experience implementing simulation models/ decision-analytic software (e.g., R, TreeAge, Anylogic, Arena).

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require travel.  (Recruiter will provide more details.)

This job ad will be unpublished on 02/03/2024.

This job is posted by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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