Research Analyst I - Horizon Scanning
Job Details
Remote - , PA
Fully Remote
Full Time
Master's Degree Required
Health Care

Why Choose ECRI?

ECRI is an inspiring place to work. We share a common mission to help healthcare organizations make smart, compassionate, and ethical decisions for patients. Consider these additional benefits of joining the ECRI team:

  • Industry leadership: We have a long history and proven reputation in patient safety and medical technology research.
  • On-the-job-learning: You will have the opportunity to work with specialists across medical science, patient care, healthcare management, and technology.
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits: We offer medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability coverage.
  • Retirement Savings: Our employees can participate in an employer-matching 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Additional benefits: ECRI offers additional benefits to our employees, including paid time off and holiday pay, paid leave for parents, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, access to LinkedIn Learning, and other voluntary benefit programs (e.g. accident insurance, identify theft insurance, flexible spending accounts).
  • Volunteer Program: ECRI Cares, our employee volunteer program, provides a framework for us to work together and make a difference in the lives of others. All employees are provided 16 hours annually of paid time to volunteer at preapproved ECRI Cares charities during normal business hours.


At ECRI, our passion for safe, effective, and efficient care is ingrained into the fabric of who we are and why we are here. For more than 50 years, the people of ECRI have been unyielding in their work to protect patients from unsafe and ineffective medical technologies and practices. Now, with the acquisition of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), we have created one of the largest healthcare quality and safety entities in the world.

As a non-profit, independent organization, we utilize an unbiased, evidence-based approach to develop guidance, and maintain our principles of integrity and transparent work. Our ethical standards have led us to adopt the industry's strictest conflict-of-interest policies, and they are why tens of thousands of healthcare leaders worldwide rely on ECRI to guide their clinical, operational, and strategic decisions across all sites of care.

The Most Trusted Voice in Healthcare

ECRI is proud to serve the healthcare industry, from providers and insurers to government agencies, and medical associations. Our areas of focus include:

  • Patient Safety: empowering leaders to eliminate patient harm through the dissemination of best practices, guidance, benchmarking, and recommendations.
  • Evidence-Based Medicine: providing clinical evidence to inform and support decisions on the effectiveness of medical technologies, procedures, genetic tests, and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Technology Decision Support: arming hospital systems with unbiased insights, so they can optimize their supply chain.

ECRI is the only organization worldwide to conduct independent medical device evaluations, with labs located in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

At ECRI, our passion for the truth drives us to go further and dig deeper in our pursuit to advance effective, evidence-based healthcare globally.

The success of our organization relies on the kind of creative thinking that can only result from a diverse team of individuals. ECRI is proud to be an employer of choice with an inclusive environment for all employees. As part of this goal and in compliance with various laws and regulations, ECRI provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees.

It's what makes ECRI unique, and why we are the most trusted voice in healthcare.


The IHSI Analyst I reviews information on healthcare innovations (primarily pharmaceuticals, but may also include other treatments, vaccines and prophylaxis, prognostic indicators, systems and management innovations, devices, screening and diagnostics) to identify innovations that could have a high impact on important patient outcomes, public health, and the healthcare system within IHSI member countries (i.e., Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal). The Analyst I writes summaries of each innovation and its potentials impacts and synthesizes reviewer ratings and comments to prepare reports on topics with high impact potential. The Analyst I is expected to maintain knowledge of new developments in assigned subject areas. The Analyst I participates in leads review, topic identification, database content curation, topic profile development, reviewer rating and comment analysis and synthesis, and report writing.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statements(s):

  • Review IHSI database records in assigned subject areas to identify topics (primarily pharmaceuticals, but may include other treatments, vaccines and prophylaxis, prognostic indicators, systems and management innovations, devices, screening and diagnostics) with high impact potential on individual patient outcomes, public health, and/or the healthcare system in at least one IHSI member country
  • Write profiles summarizing key information for each topic selected during the nomination process in assigned clinical areas Analyze and synthesize reviewer ratings and comments from expert stakeholders (primarily physicians, but may include nurses, allied health professionals, health systems professionals, researchers, patients, caregivers, and others) to assess topics potential for impact on the healthcare system in IHSI member countries
  • Expand written profiles to include analysis of reviewer ratings and comments
  • Maintain thorough understanding of the key clinical research developments and major scientific trends in the assigned clinical areas
  • Apply understanding of U.S. and European regulatory processes, coverage, coding, payment, etc.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings
  • Meet assigned deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

Accountability Metrics:

  • Meet deadlines as assigned
  • Maintain high quality standards



  • 1 or more years experience in a clinical or research healthcare environment
  • Broad knowledge of disease etiologies, processes, and treatments
  • Understanding of pharmacology and other treatment modalities (e.g., biologics, cell and gene therapies, devices, surgical procedures)
  • Basic knowledge of U.S. European healthcare systems, public and population health, evidence-based medicine, and healthcare horizon scanning
  • Working knowledge (preferred) of disease states and treatments for two or more of the following clinical areas: infectious diseases, immunemediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs), lung diseases, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, and oncology and hematology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to distill highly technical information into content accessible to wide audience
  • Demonstrated ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, healthcare information production-oriented environment
  • Must be a well-organized self-starter and proficient multi-tasker
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) essential


  • Master's degree in a scientific or medical discipline, such as microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry; or
  • Master's degree in public health, population health, or epidemiology; or clinical healthcare professional with advanced degree.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 2013+
  • Microsoft Teams


N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)

Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Requirements:

Stand O


Walk F

10 lbs or less O

Sit C

11-20 lbs N

Manually Manipulate C

21-50 lbs N

Grasp O

51-100 lbs N

Reach Outward O

Over 100 lbs N

Reach Above Shoulder N

Speak C


Climb N

12 lbs or less N

Crawl N

13-25 lbs N

Squat or Kneel N

26-40 lbs N

Bend N

41-100 lbs N

Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near)


  • Virtual Work Environment


  • All employees who wish to enter our facilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran