Why the ICER Fellowship?

ICER is the leading Health Technology Assessment group in the United States. We produce influential public reports evaluating the clinical effectiveness and value of new treatments, tests, and delivery system interventions. These reports have strongly influenced insurance coverage policies and clinical guidelines while gaining prominence within the national debate over the cost of health care.

The ICER Fellow will have the unique opportunity to directly contribute to this work. Upon completion of the ICER fellowship program, the Fellow will be able to apply evidence synthesis strategies and methodologies to the evaluation of prescription drugs, medical tests, and other health care and health care delivery innovations. Graduates of this program will go on to conduct research in an academic institution, think tank, managed care organization, pharmaceutical company, or healthcare facility. The ICER Fellow will also benefit from:

  • Mentorship from leading Health Technology Assessment researchers
  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams that include economists, clinicians, and policy experts
  • Hands on training in advanced statistical modeling technique (e.g. network meta-analysis)
  • Co-authorship on ICER reports and in at least one publication in The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP)

Important Dates

  • Applications Open: December 14
  • Applications Close: February 28
  • Decision By: March 31
  • Fellow Start Date: August 2

 

Fellowship Description

The ICER Research Fellowship is a paid full-time one-year program for post-master’s and post-doctoral graduates that provides experiential research training. An ICER Research Fellow will assist with the health technology assessment activities that serve as the backbone for all of our work. The Fellow will work closely with a team of evidence synthesis researchers and health economists. Details on the specific fellowship activities are provided on below.

Fellowship activities

Under the direction of the Director of Evidence Synthesis, the Research Fellow will participate in multiple scientific activities, including:

  • Develop research protocol for and perform systematic literature review to inform evidence‐based reviews
  • Critically evaluate the research methods and statistical findings of health outcome studies retrieved from the medical literature
  • Use established frameworks and tools to evaluate, grade and summarize the quality of the evidence
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative synthesis of evidence from literature and other sources, including meta‐analyses and network meta-analyses where relevant
  • Assist in development and estimation of analyses of budgetary impact, cost, and cost‐effectiveness
  • Research and summarize information contained in clinical guideline statements, payer coverage policies, and health technology assessments from other organizations
  • Identify, communicate with, and solicit input from patient groups, medical societies, manufacturers and other key stakeholders for each project
  • Generate reports, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Lead and participate in journal club activities

Education Requirements

  • A PhD, PharmD, or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as public health, epidemiology, health policy, pharmacy, or health economics

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The highest levels of personal initiative and attention to detail
  • Experience with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R)

Compensation

  • Stipend will be commensurate with experience and will be competitive with other academic-oriented fellowships
  • Access to ICER’s full benefit suite

To apply, please submit the following

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter describing your interest in and fit for the ICER Fellowship
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or supervisor who is familiar with your work

 

 

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