Associate Scientist, Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

GNS Healthcare is a big data analytics company that empowers health plans, providers, pharmaceutical companies, and foundations to make intelligent data-driven decisions. GNS provides the analytic solutions that specifically predict the impact of interventions for each individual to improve overall population health and reduce costs. 

Based on the MAX™ architecture and patented REFS™ inference engine, GNS uses powerful machine learning and advanced simulation to create a unique combination of risk, efficacy, and engagement analytics to predict personalized intervention ROI. The solutions integrate easily into business processes, scale to support huge and diverse data sets, and provide precision selection that improves intervention effectiveness, reduces wasteful spending, and delivers unmatched speed to value.GNS Healthcare drives intelligent interventions

We are looking for an exceptional and detail-oriented Associate Biostatistician/Scientist with experience in Health Economics and Outcomes Research, who can communicate effectively and work collaboratively with clients.  An ideal candidate is someone who thrives on working in a fast-paced and exciting team environment in one of the most cutting-edge industries where big data analytics meets healthcare. You will work with clients to carry out analysis projects using our proprietary, supercomputer-powered Bayesian network modeling and simulation platform, and will synthesize these results into meaningful reports for clients and product development. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Performing prospective and retrospective health services, health outcomes, and health economic research activities under the direction of the Director of HEOR Analytics
  • Assisting in the preparation of study protocol, analytic results in the form of annotated study tables and client reports, journal manuscripts, and abstract/posters for professional meetings
  • Perform data manipulations and develop algorithms on multi-data sets that create the analytic files necessary to support analyses
  • Utilizing industry standard as well as cutting-edge health economic analytical and statistical techniques
  • Conduct disease specific analyses that provide insight into care provided that result in algorithms that can be implemented in our product platform
  • Using primarily R, produce output-reports, tables and figures-driven by project specific needs
  • Documenting steps taken and proofing/cross checking results
  • Supporting analysts in all phases of the software development life cycle

Job Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Masters degree with 2-3 years experience, or relevant field such as biostatistics, health economics, epidemiology, or health services research
  • Familiarity with Bayesian statistical methods, and probabilistic graphical models a plus
  • Extensive programming experience working with health-related data, specifically administrative claims, electronic medical record (EMR), and patient-reported outcomes (PRO)
  • Knowledge and fluency of R is required
  • Strong skills in linkage of various types of data files are required.
  • Knowledge of database programming and a scripting language such as Perl, Python, Ruby, or other programming languages a plus, but not required
  • Exceptional judgment and discretion in working with confidential data is necessary
  • Experience with performance issues of very large dataset processing and complex data manipulation is highly desirable with PostgreSQL or other databases
  • Ability to manage own time and proactively identify prioritized tasks for multiple concurrent projects
  • Comfortable working in a Unix and a HPC environment is highly desirable

Company Culture

Our philosophy at GNS is simple:  we cannot transform healthcare with anything less than an all-star team.  We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have track record to success and a passion for creating change.  We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.

GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, vacation, health and dental insurance for employees and their families, life insurance, long- term disability and a 401(k) plan.  EOE

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