Research Analyst III
Job Details
Remote - , PA
Fully Remote
Full Time
PhD Preferred
None
Day
Research

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.

ABOUT ECRI

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

ECRI is looking for a Research Analyst III to join our team of analysts in the Evidence Contracts and Consulting team. The Research Analyst III will conduct both rapid and in-depth evidence assessments covering a wide range of diagnostic, prognostic, therapeutic, and other clinical interventions for various decision makers, including clinical practice guideline panels, government agencies, payers, and health systems. Analysts will critically evaluate the research methods and statistical findings of published studies and use established frameworks and tools (such as GRADE or AHRQs evidence rating systems) to evaluate and summarize the quality of the evidence. The position requires excellent writing and oral communication skills as analysts will produce evidence reports and present findings to various audiences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

Essential Functions Statement(s):

  • Lead and co-lead, with guidance from project directors, high-quality evidence synthesis reports in a deadline-driven environment
  • Works with internal and external clients to identify report/project needs (e.g., scoping meetings)
  • Understand and follow established systematic review processes for developing report scope and protocol, screening clinical literature, assessing study risk of bias and quality of the evidence, and preparing final report
  • Understand and apply concepts of PICOTS analytic framework, use search results provided by medical librarians to select appropriate studies for inclusion, and abstract data from relevant studies
  • Understand and apply the appropriate methods for analyzing and interpreting data from clinical literature and assessing quality of the evidence using the GRADE or AHRQ system
  • Document sources for all facts and information used in reports and use the internal citation system workflows to request and document resources used
  • Incorporate peer review feedback to revise assessments as needed after internal and external review
  • Document responses to reviewers
  • Lead and participate in manuscript preparation, submission, and response to peer review comments
  • Communicate scientific evidence with strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • Use internal workflow tools (e.g., SharePoint, MS Teams) to follow appropriate procedures for report documentation, drafting, peer review, revision, and final publication
  • Assist with onboarding new analysts and mentoring junior team members

Accountability Metrics:

  • Meet established deadlines for client deliverables with attention given to self-correction of work
  • Attend or contribute to relevant internal or external webinars, conferences, and trainings
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support for cross-departmental collaboration
  • Participate in and support organizational and departmental continuous improvement initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in critically appraising published literature and performing systematic review work for guideline developers, health systems, government agencies, payers, or other.
  • Detail-oriented with strong writing skills coupled with understanding concepts of evidence-based medicine, systematic review, clinical study design and analysis of diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic studies
  • Understand how to apply the PICOTS framework to formulate appropriate key questions, use available tools to assess risk of bias in clinical studies, and apply systems such as GRADE or AHRQ to assess strength of evidence and draw conclusions
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative methods to synthesize data and interpret results of pooled analyses
  • Experience with meta-analytic and other statistical software packages
  • Write accurately and clearly for various audiences, including health plans and health systems, and accept and appropriately implement peer review critiques
  • Experience with publication of peer reviewed research
  • Demonstrated experience performing evidence synthesis and presenting research findings to clients, colleagues, or lay audiences preferred
  • Strong project management skills and experience mentoring others preferred
  • Strong statistical background preferred

Education:

  • Masters degree in social or life sciences (e.g. public health, epidemiology, health policy, health services research, nursing, human genetics, cell biology, or immunology) required.
  • PhD in social or life sciences preferred

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 Suite of products
  • Experience using data visualization software (e.g. Tableau) preferred

Certifications & Licenses:

  • N/A

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Not Applicable (N) Activity is not applicable to this position.
Occasionally (O) Position required this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5 hours a day)
Frequently (F) Position requires this activity from 34% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.25 hours a day)
Constantly (C) Position Requires this actively more than 66% of the time (5.25+ hours a day)

Movement: Lift/Carry:
Stand O 10 lbs or less O
Walk F 11-20 lbs N
Sit C 21-50 lbs N
Manually Manipulate C 51-100 lbs N
Grasp O Over 100 lbs N
Reach Outward O
Reach Above Shoulder N Push/Pull:
Speak C 12 lbs or less N
Climb N 12-25 lbs N
Crawl N 26-40 lbs N
Squat or Kneel N 41-100 lbs N
Bend N


Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near)

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Virtual Work Environment

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability and Veteran

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