Sr Data Scientist HEOR

Location: Remote

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ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


Healthcare Intelligence Experts.

Symphony Health, part of the ICON plc family, is a team of curious thinkers and intellectual problem solvers driving the healthcare data industry forward. We leverage our large, integrated healthcare data repository and our analytic expertise to build customized, agile data solutions which answer the questions our clients - life science manufacturers, payers, and providers - have today, as well as those they’ll have tomorrow. Together, we can help patients get the right drugs at the right times.

What will you do?

This is an exciting position available on our Advanced Analytics team. Utilizing successful experience in the healthcare data science industry, the Principal - HEOR will be contribute crucial and time sensitive projects. Overall, the Data Scientist is a self-motivated individual who leads independent data analysis prepares comprehensive reports, and presentations of data analysis findings for both internal and external clients, and also supports privacy redactions and drives project implementations, supporting revenue needs.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop and enhance innovative solutions within the Life Sciences industry.
  • Coordinate analysis with Third Party – Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences and Research/Medical Affairs divisions within the Healthcare Sector
  • Provide recommendations based on analyzed data to solve a variety of business problems and enable business strategy.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (customers, internal IT teams, etc) to understand business needs, ensure data integrity and flow efficiency, and to create tools for customer utilization.
  • Produce quality solutions and validations with continued on-going support of client and projects.
  • Enhance or create new quality control methods to evaluate the accuracy of deliverable and/or project analysis.
  • Manipulate and / or build query statements to perform data extracts across multiple data sets and platforms.
  • Drive implementations of Privacy redactions with Internal Teams.
  • Finalize and deliver the results of assigned projects to internal clients

Core Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualize, develop and support in the role of an Analytic lead for Clinical Trial platform, Health Economics and Outcomes Research and/or Real-World Evidence studies
  • Perform, prepare and submit a thorough pharmacoeconomic/pharmaoepidemiologic report assessing the overall medication usage
  • Analyze integrated medical and pharmacy data and various other database archives available within the Symphony data assets
  • Thorough understanding of standard research protocols: protocol, SAP, peer-reviewed publication for execution of HEOR/RWE studies
  • Produces clear tool extracts/reports to provide deliverables to customers that are clear and efficient.
  • Strong ability to translate data driving insights into decisions and actions.
  • Strong ability to think strategically and be proactive and collaborative
  • Contribute to RFPs and customer requests as necessary in collaboration with business development in HEOR/RWE studies.
  • Collaborate with IT group to transform and prepare data for analysis.
  • Appropriately balances the quantity/quality of own work with the business situation; demonstrates enthusiasm, drive and a sense of urgency when completing work.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and assessments skills.
  • Strong project management skills.


What do you have?
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in Healthcare Economic Outcomes Research (HEOR)
  • Thorough understanding of inpatient clinical (lab, pharmacy, radiology, notes) and outpatient medical claims & pharmacy claims data
  • Knowledge of machine learning and predictive modeling.
  • Knowledge of relational databases, scripting languages, and statistical computing packages, including R, Python, Hadoop, and Oracle
  • Knowledge of applied statistics, including regression models.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Public Health, Pharmacy, or similar subject, or international equivalent
  • Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education and experience stated above. All employees must read, write and speak fluent English and host country language.
Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know.


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