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Health Outcomes Researcher

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - West Penn Hospital
  • Research
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 


This job is expected to provide insights and support on the design and execution of health outcomes research studies, including retrospective database analysis, meta-analysis and modeling


  • Participate in discussions with clinical faculty to discuss current issues in medical practice and develop research hypotheses (20%)
  • Design and execute systematic literature review, identifications and data extraction of scientific literature, meta-analysis and/or mixed treatment comparisons (20%)
  • Hands-on data extraction and database analysis using the electronic medical record and other relevant data sources (20%)
  • Contribute to the write-up and review of studies and/or models, including relevant portions of manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide presentations, as needed (10%)
  • Contribute to development and review of study protocols, study analysis documents, and other documents related to the execution of clinical, health economics and outcomes research studies and models, as needed (20%)
  • Author and present studies at scientific conferences and other appropriate venues on the behalf of the study team (10%)



  • PhD in Public Health, Statistics, Health Services Research, Economics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, or scientific / engineering discipline (BS/MS degree in these disciplines acceptable but only if combined with 5+ years of direct experience in interdisciplinary outcomes research)
  • Five or more publications in peer reviewed journals
  • 3 or more years prior experience with health outcomes studies and/or models
  • 3-5 years excellent understanding of research methodology used in clinical, health economics, and outcomes research
  • Personal experience with regulatory submissions, clinical and research databases, biostatistics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership experience leading project teams


  • 2+ years direct experience with Epic
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research covering multiple clinical service lines
  • Experience with health-economic modeling and development of retrospective database statistical analysis plans
  • Prior investigator / co-investigator on research proposals / grants
  • Experience with interdisciplinary research covering multiple clinical service lines
  • Experience with advanced, multivariate statistical estimation techniques

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

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