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Join our growing marketing team and support COTA’s mission of bringing clarity to cancer care for patients, doctors, and drug developers. We are a fast-growing healthcare technology company that is pioneering the use of real-world data in oncology and we need hard working, entrepreneurial, and innovative team members to help us achieve our goals. 

COTA was honored as one of FierceHealthcare’s Fierce15 of 2020, a collection of 15 companies trying to change the world by changing the healthcare industry and was designated as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies by the Boston Business Journal.

 

OVERVIEW

The Senior Research and Quality Director will be responsible for providing oversight and guidance on the statistical and epidemiological components of COTA research projects and data quality initiatives. The primary function of this role will be the strategic development and execution of a formal research infrastructure to facilitate COTA research projects, both internally and externally, that leverage existing assets and novel network opportunities. The second component of this role will be to provide statistical guidance on efforts to maintain COTA’s data quality standards. The Senior Research and Quality Director will be a key contributor to the Chief Medical Officer’s leadership team and will collaborate cross-functionally to build research capacity and adopt quality standards across COTA’s business units.  This position requires an experienced individual with expert knowledge of statistics, a strong understanding of epidemiological study designs, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

 

LOCATION: Remote 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the design and development of COTA research studies from a statistical and epidemiological perspective
  • Collaborate with physicians, statisticians, data scientists, business leaders, and others within and outside COTA to conduct research projects including observational studies, pharmacoeconomic analyses, and other relevant study types
  • In partnership with the Research Team, communicate studies in progress and results to key stakeholders through high quality abstracts, posters, and publications
  • Represent COTA at industry scientific conferences, whether as a platform speaker, poster presenter, or attendee
  • Contribute to the evolution of COTA’s quality assurance framework, including the monitoring and reporting of data quality metrics
  • Partner with COTA’s Provider and Life Science teams to proactively find new research and analytic opportunities within existing and prospective customers
  • Maintain current and in-depth understanding of real-world data analytical methodologies, along with the ability to lead and mentor internal team members in successfully executing them

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Doctoral degree in biostatistics, added bonus for accompanying clinical degree or experience in oncology (MD or related)
  • 5+ years of relevant research experience in the field of oncology (post-graduation)
  • Experience working with real-world data sourced from electronic health records
  • Working knowledge of SQL and R programming
  • Deep understanding and experience  with descriptive statistics, logistic and multivariate regression analysis, power calculations, propensity score analysis, and survival analysis
  • Significant experience developing protocol documents, statistical analysis plans (SAPs), and manuscript tables and figures
  • Understanding of data quality metrics and/or quality management systems

 

ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Understanding of data science methodologies
  • Evidences well-developed conceptual and integrative thinking with capability to access internal and external resources as needed 
  • Project implementation, including engagement with key stakeholders, with a high degree of autonomy
  • Mentors junior analysts in HEOR and statistical analysis methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Works well independently, as a team member, and as a team leader 
  • Comfort working  in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

 

PERKS for Working at COTA

Working at COTA comes with many perks! At COTA, we are committed to workplace wellness and employee happiness. Some of the benefits for working full time at COTA include:

  • Medical / dental / vision benefits
  • 401k / retirement
  • Monthly commuter benefits
  • Annual bonus
  • Stock options
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Paid sick time - 40 hrs/year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Maternity leave - 12 weeks
  • Paid Paternity leave - 2 weeks
  • Company team building events
  • Educational lunch & learns
  • Cause-driven team
  • Employee-led Diversity & Inclusion committee
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gourmet coffee and cold brew

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