Full Time
United States
1 month ago
POSITION SUMMARY ECRI is looking for a Research Analyst II to join our team of analysts in the Clinical Excellence Contracting Group. Research Analyst II 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 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) Produce, with guidance from project lead, high-quality evidence synthesis reports in a deadline-driven environment Possess strong organization skills with high attention to detail Have a thorough understanding of various study designs from clinical literature including diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic studies 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 Learn 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 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 Accountability Metrics Annual metrics after completing 9 months training: Demonstrate improvement in process and methodological skills in conducting systematic review/evidence synthesis Meet established deadlines for client deliverables with attention given to self-correction of work Participate in relevant online education courses recommended by management to advance skills in systematic review methodology and other relevant areas Attend or contribute to relevant ECRI webinars, conferences, and trainings to grow/maintain knowledge base as recommended by management Experience: Detail-oriented with strong writing skills coupled with familiarity with concepts of evidence-based medicine, systematic review, clinical study design and analysis of diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic studies Familiarity with PICOTS framework to formulate appropriate key questions; understanding of clinical trial designs and using available tools to assess risk of bias in studies; familiarity with applying systems such as GRADE or AHRQ to assess strength of evidence and draw conclusions Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative methods of synthesizing data and interpreting results of pooled analysis; 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; familiarity with publication of peer reviewed research Preferred: demonstrated experience performing evidence synthesis and presenting research findings to clients, colleagues, or lay audiences; strong statistical background; experience using data visualization software (e.g., Tableu) Education: PhD or Masters degree in social or life sciences (e.g., public health, epidemiology, health policy, health services research, nursing, human genetics, cell biology, or immunology) with 2+ years of experience in critically appraising published literature and performing systematic review work for guideline developers, health systems, government agencies, payers, or other.