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Watson Health - Research Analyst

at IBM

Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Reference #: 275491
Keywords: research

Job Description

Watson Health - Research Analyst

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Research Leader directs large research and analysis projects, providing leadership and management over the design and implementation as part of a team that delivers healthcare information and consulting services to government and other clients.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Lead the design and implementation of healthcare research studies to address issues on the costs and quality of behavioral and other healthcare, disparities in behavioral and other healthcare services, economic trends in cost and utilization, and/or other key health policy areas.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and teams of researchers, research leaders, programmers, analysts, and statisticians through the organization to design and deliver innovative projects.
  • Contribute to the new business development process by actively leading or collaborating on proposal development efforts.  
  • Prepare and review complex client deliverables including interpretation of results, reports, technical memoranda, posters, presentations, and manuscripts.
  • Ensure client satisfaction by anticipating client needs and meeting deliverable deadlines.
  • Manage financial performance by monitoring project budget and costs.

Auto req ID

Required Education
Master's Degree

Role ( Job Role )
Industry Consultant

State / Province

Primary job category

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type

Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group
Watson Health

Preferred Education
Doctorate Degree

City / Township / Village

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 3+ years’ previous healthcare industry and/or quantitative work experience related to health research.
  • 3+ years experience outside academia that could include consulting or government work
  • 3+ years experience with claims data related to Medicaid
  • Strong applied quantitative analysis and statistical skills, especially in creative use of data and methods in estimating and projecting health care spending and financing.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with individuals at various levels within the organization and external clients in a leadership capacity.
  • Outstanding critical thinking, questioning, and listening skills; superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to act with purpose and work both independently and within a team environment
  • Proven project management and consensus building experience.
  • Time management skills for managing multiple individual and team tasks simultaneously, while completing work on time and on budget.

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
  • Experience working with government agencies such as but not limited to SAMSA and CMS
  • Experience in behavioral health highly preferred

Secondary Job Category
Other Consultant

Eligibility Requirements

Position Type
Early Professional

Early Professional Track

Location Statement
We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors.  We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.

About IBM
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