Research Assistant 

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is an innovative, independent non-profit healthcare research organization dedicated to improving the application of evidence throughout the healthcare system. ICER produces 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. ICER thrives on the entrepreneurial spirit of its employees to empower patients, clinicians, and policymakers in their quest for better care at lower costs. In everything we do, our organization seeks to foster an honest public dialogue about the evidence on effectiveness and value and to translate this evidence into action to improve patient care. 

ICER is looking to expand its team, which includes a diverse set of clinicians, researchers, and policy experts. We are seeking a Research Assistant to assist with the health technology assessment activities that serve as the backbone for all our work. Details on the specific responsibilities and minimum qualifications are provided below. 

Job Roles  

Under the direction of the Research Scientist, as well as Vice President of Research and other members of the research team, the research assistant will participate in multiple scientific activities, including: 

  • Executing literature searches to inform evidence-based reviews 
  • Screening studies identified from literature search for final inclusion in review scope 
  • Abstracting relevant data from articles and developing and maintaining project database 
  • Producing evidence tables summarizing abstracted data 
  • Assisting with the development of summary tables and graphics for inclusion in report 
  • Assisting with conducting qualitative and quantitative syntheses of evidence, including meta-analyses where relevant, under the direction of the research team 
  • Providing editing, formatting, and proofreading activities for presentations, reports, and other disseminations of report findings 
  • Assisting with the identification of published studies and other data sources to support analyses of cost-effectiveness and budgetary impact of health interventions 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree; coursework in statistics, mathematics, or other quantitative science is a plus 
  • The highest levels of personal initiative, attention to detail, and independent work 
  • Strong curiosity and desire to answer important questions 
  • Ability to respectfully interact with other members of the team to offer ideas and identify/resolve issues 
  • Excellent organizational as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software experience required
  • Experience with techniques of qualitative and quantitative evidence synthesis in a health technology assessment environment (including meta-analysis) is a plus
  • Experience with statistical or other programming software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS) is a plus 

It is not intended that the above-listed duties reflect every job duty, responsibility, or task that the employee may be called upon to perform. The employee is expected to perform all job-related duties and tasks assigned by his/her supervising manager or other authorized manager. 

 

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