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PPD Research Associate II - Data Analytics in Waltham, Massachusetts


*We are looking to fill this role in our Bethesda, Waltham, or London office locations

Position Overview:

The Research Associate II (Database Analytics) manages multiple projects with tasks varying to degree by project. Projects may include retrospective, cross-sectional, and/or prospective studies of existing databases and/or de novo data collection. The successful Research Associate II drafts project deliverables, interacts with clients, and contributes to strategic thinking under the direction of senior staff. Supports scientific coordination and project management, including scoping, tracking progress, and coordinating teamwork for multiple projects. Projects may include retrospective, cross-sectional, and/or prospective studies. This may include studies of existing databases and/or de novo data collection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Provides input into the design of RWE studies.

  • Prepares drafts of proposals and project deliverables (e.g., protocols, case report forms, SAPs, reports, dossiers, abstracts, manuscripts) under direction of more senior staff.

  • Supports scientific coordination and project management (e.g., monitoring project scope, tracking progress to budget/timelines).

  • Participates in company initiatives (e.g. Center of Excellence, working groups, etc.) as appropriate based on specific area of focus, objectives, availability, and business need.

  • Mentors less experienced researchers.

  • Follows RWE documentation guidelines.

    Consulting Expectations:

  • Has limited exposure to client calls but is expected to be able to address questions posed directly to him/her about his/her work, otherwise participates minimally.

  • Contributes to strategic thinking under the direction of senior staff.

    Education, Professional Skills & Experience:

  • MSc with minimum of 2 years’ experience in the health industry / consulting environment or Doctorate degree

  • Experienced in quantitative methods in epidemiology, health economics or health outcomes research with the focus on data analysis using observational data (e.g. claims data, chart review, clinical trial data)

  • Good understanding of relevant methodology and statistics

  • Previous experience in consultancy environment highly desirable, but not essential

  • Working knowledge of data analysis software (e.g., SAS, Stata, R) and MS Office software

    Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and document information effectively in written English, including the ability to produce reports, documents, emails and other written pieces which are well-organized, free from errors, and are appropriately adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.

  • Strong organizational, time-management, prioritization and decision-making skills necessary to evaluate, plan and accomplish multiple work goals in a timely fashion.

  • Able to quickly learn and apply new information, skills and procedures.

  • Proactive and positive approach to tasks and projects, as well as resilience when encountering process, project, budget or client changes that are inherent in the consulting environment.

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to quickly develop and sustain positive rapport with internal and external contacts in person, over the phone and by email.

  • Experience presenting ideas to individuals and groups in a formal presentation setting

  • Able to analyze complex issues and evidence, identify cause-effect relationships, and generate effective solutions

  • Delivers a positive internal/external client experience; listens and understand the client's needs, and recommends solutions

  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment in analyzing, responding to, and resolving inquiries, issues and escalations.

    About Evidera:

    Evidera is a business within in Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.


    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.

    Evidera’s Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Initiative

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving/Judgment

  • Accountability

    If you resonate with our core competencies and want to contribute to research and consulting services driven by world-class science and thought leadership, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.

    Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.