Being at the nexus of data science applications to pharma R&D, Datavant is looking for a health outcomes research expert who loves big data and can bring epidemiological knowledge into Datavant’s programs from early R&D through clinical development, launch and commercialization

This role will:

  • Advise and work closely with Engineering to construct a data aggregation and structuring plan that will elucidate unmet clinical, economic and patient-centered needs, and product value, to multiple types of constituents (regulators, payers, health care providers, patients, others)
    • Develop epidemiology and outcomes research strategies and plans across Datavant programs
    • Design and implement outcomes research studies and surveys to evaluate clinical, patient-centric or economic endpoints (such as longitudinal observational studies or randomized clinical trials).
    • Design retrospective database studies for a holistic understanding of patient characteristics, drug utilization/adherence, and related outcomes
  • Create clinical-economic models and assessments for integration into Datavant’s products
    • Development and validation of PRO and HRQoL instruments
  • Present, publish, and broadly communicate results of Datavant’s partnerships for observational and epidemiologic research, and experimental trials, to external audiences
    • Develop and own relationships across external constituencies such as regulators, health care providers/practitioners, HTA authorities/payers, patients and others


  • 5+ years’ experience in epidemiology and observational studies
  • Ph.D., Sc.D. or Dr.P.H. in a relevant discipline (e.g., health services research, health outcomes research, epidemiology, pharmacy administration, public health, economics, statistics or decision sciences)
    • Note: We are also interested in people with a clinical degree (M.D., PharmD, RN) plus a M.S. in a relevant discipline
  • Practical experience in performing outcomes research and external communication of the results (publications, presentations)
    • Excellent qualitative and quantitative epidemiological skills, including study design analysis and data interpretation
    • Record of high-quality, peer-reviewed outcomes research publications
  • Passion for applying epidemiology and economic outcomes skill to drug development and commercialization
    • Know how to understand and practically integrate regulatory and HTA/payer challenges
  • Outstanding internal and external communicator
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
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