Research Associate III - Economic Modeling & Simulation
United BioSource Corporation - Bethesda, MD

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Recognized as leaders in the field, the UBC Health Economics team brings together research from a diverse set of backgrounds, including Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Engineering, Operations Research and Statistics, to offer innovative and high quality research designed to evaluate medical technologies and provide decision makers with rigorous, relevant evidence. We work in multi-disciplinary teams integrating mathematical modelling, database analytics, evidence synthesis, epidemiology and biostatistics. The Modelling & Simulation group at UBC has been at the forefront of mathematical modelling in the field, and is involved in diverse projects in health economics, epidemiology, public health and clinical trial simulation. We’re looking for motivated, creative and collaborative individuals who take pride in academic rigour and are open to expanding their research skills, and working with others to maintain UBC’s reputation as a world-class healthcare research organization.

Position Overview
Independently directs components of research projects with guidance from senior staff, overseeing implementation of research activities by junior staff. Directly participates in implementation of advanced research activities related to projects. Manages multiple projects with tasks varying according to project requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned)
•Implement qualitative and quantitative data analysis; develop study designs with minimal senior supervision; prepare draft analysis plans and model specification reports; program mathematical models with minimal senior supervision; identify and evaluate pertinent literature and previous research.
•Oversee activities of more junior staff members in implementation of research projects
•Draft project deliverables (reports, presentations, etc…) at "final quality" level but still requiring senior review; draft abstracts and manuscripts as co-author.
•Act as independent project manager on projects fully supporting the principal investigator, and otherwise responsible for internal and external day-to-day management of projects.
•Mentor and train junior staff
•Support development of proposals and project budgets
•Minimal travel is expected.

•Deep understanding of research principles in health economics
•Extensive practical experience in implementation of cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses using mathematical modeling,
•Experience in the conduct of systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and database analyses Solid quantitative skills, including statistics and calculus
•Project management experience

Education and Experience
PhD with one year of related experience; or Masters with two years of directly related experience, preferably from a consulting environment.

Language Skills
Competent in written and spoken English.

Computer Skills
Required: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Desired: ARENA or other discrete event simulation software, SAS or other data analyses software

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V