Associate Director, Data Science - Custom Analytics

PRA Health Sciences - United States3.4

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Job Locations US | US-PA-Blue Bell | US-AZ-Phoenix
Posted Date 2 days ago(11/11/2019 10:30 AM)
Associate Director, Data Science (Custom Analytics)

**This role can be located in Blue Bell, PA or Phoenix, AZ and is NOT a remote role.**

Symphony Health Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of PRA Health Sciences, is a leading provider of high-value data, analytics, technology solutions and actionable insights for healthcare and life sciences manufacturers, payers and providers. The company helps clients drive revenue growth and commercial effectiveness, while adapting to the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem, by integrating a broad
set of patient, prescriber, payer and clinical data together with primary and secondary health research, analytics and consulting. Symphony delivers a comprehensive perspective on the real dynamics that drive business in the healthcare and life sciences markets.

At Symphony Health Solutions, we pride ourselves on being Collaborative and customer centric. We do

this by focusing on five key values:
Love the Customer by consistently exceeding expectations
Focus on Brilliant Execution by being detailed and accountable
Leapfrog the Competition by Differentiating ourselves and providing innovative solutions
Build a High-Performance Culture that does not accept mediocrity
Make it Fun by Connecting as one passionate high-energy team.
Connect with Symphony! Collaborate with Customers! Differentiate Yourself!
The Associate Director of Data Science will be responsible for the development, implementation, quality, and effectiveness of the assigned Custom Analytics projects.

Conduct quantitative analyses across multiple therapeutic areas as assigned, primarily with the Symphony Health Solutions (SHS) data assets
Conduct data retrieval, analysis and QC of SHS data as assigned.
Consult with internal and external clients on business needs and design appropriate solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage analytics projects while working with internal clients and custom analytics consultants.
Propose and implement innovative approaches to meet our clients’ objectives using appropriate analytical frameworks.
Implement solutions to business issues by providing superior analyses and reasoned solutions based on the integration of a variety of data sources (including Patient-Level Data, Dynamic Claims, SourceRx, etc.).
Incorporate business information and data from a variety of data sources to make available business intelligence for our clients’ brand and sales leadership for knowledge-based decisionmaking.
Assist in presenting quantitative methodologies and analyses results to internal and external clients as needed.
Must be able to demonstrate insight and creativity in the design and analysis of projects and interpretation of results.
Research public domain data (g., CDC, BLS, Census) and other non-pharma data (e.g., Nielsen) to improve analytical rigor of relevant projects and products.
Improves objectivity and data-based decision making into the operating culture.
Analytical Skills (Data Analysis, Process Improvements, Quality, Job Knowledge):

Experience with the following advanced analytical techniques: Generalized Linear Models, Choice Modeling, Response Modeling, Latent Class Analysis, Structural Equations Modeling, Multi-level Attribute Models, and Promotional Response Modeling.
Working knowledge with any of the following types of analysis: forecasting, promotional response, marketing mix, targeting, segmentation, and ROI analysis.
Working knowledge of statistical tools: SAS, SPSS, WPS, R and methods to incorporate statistical results into analyses.
Process, analyze and interpret healthcare data from very large data repositories.
Implement projects to meet client requirements.
Assist in generating project specifications and designing client solutions.
Create analysis plans, implement research and QC results.
Create appropriate tables, reports, graphs and written analyses.
Working knowledge of research techniques.
Able to understand complete process flow for area of responsibility.
Able to learn business rules and custom processes for assigned projects.
Ability to interpret impact of changes, validate specifications and communicate results to internal/external client.
Assist with generating the final client deliverables and documentation based on analytical results.
Ability to extract meaningful analyses, interpret raw data, and provide meaningful conclusions concerning the data results.
Ability to communicate concisely and meaningfully with internal and external clients.
Ability to manage time with multiple projects to meet 100% of deadlines.
Can elicit customer requirements and develop the appropriate analysis plan.
Can compare alternative analytical approaches and justify to internal and external clients the appropriate methodology.
Ability to extract meaningful analyses, interpret raw data and provide meaningful recommendations.
Ability to communicate concisely and meaningfully with internal and external clients.

Education: Master’s degree in quantitative field such as Economics, Market Research Operations, Programming, or Statistics. Advanced degree preferred.
5+ years’ experience in an analytical position, preferably in a healthcare industry, with emphasis on data analysis, data integration and quality assurance.
Preferred areas of expertise include

Pharmaceutical product use, managed care, medical/hospital claims and structure/business needs of pharmaceutical customers.
Analytical experience with longitudinal consumer data is preferred.
Proficient in writing WPS or R procedures and SQL queries.
Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel.
Experience in quantitative analysis and data manipulation of large data assets. Use of high volume healthcare data preferred, particularly prescription or claims data.

Travel Requirements

Infrequent travel – 10% annually

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people
assigned to this job. They’re not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and requirements.
Symphony Health Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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