Researcher or Senior Researcher, Safety & Epidemiology – Epidemiologist

We are currently seeking a Researcher or Senior Researcher with expertise in epidemiology to join our Safety and Epidemiology Research team to work in our Watertown, MA , Wilmington, DE, or Alexandria, VA office (will consider remote for ideal candidate). The Researcher will collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, programmers, project managers, clinicians, and others, to provide epidemiology expertise in support of multiple pharmacoepidemiology research projects for a portfolio of clients in the life sciences industry.


Lead or support the design and execution of pharmacoepidemiology research, including post-authorization safety, risk mitigation, and active monitoring studies.

Provide epidemiology subject matter expertise and lead or support research activities related to scientific study design, application of appropriate statistical methods, interpretation of results, reporting, and communication of results.

Contribute to the development of protocols, statistical analysis plans, and reports.

Lead or support the development of detailed specifications for study databases and analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures; communicates requirements to the programming group.

Conduct review of administrative claims data and statistical output to ensure the superior quality of research activities and client deliverables.

Lead or support initiatives that leverage and enhance research environment.

Publish research findings and present at professional scientific meetings.

Present the company’s epidemiology expertise to prospective clients and support business development activities, including proposal development.


This position requires a masters or doctoral level degree or relevant education in health sciences and/or equivalent training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, or a related field, plus experience (1 or more years of experience required dependsing on position level). *PhD is preferred. 

Key Competencies

Superior knowledge of epidemiology study design and statistical methodology.

Experience leading research teams in the design and execution of pharmacoepidemiology studies.

Experience with healthcare claims data and knowledge of advanced statistical methods used in the evaluation of healthcare claims data.

Experience with consulting for the life sciences industry.

Proficiency in SAS statistical software is required.

Proficiency in R statistical software is highly desired.

Proficiency using the Boston Health Economics Instant Health Data (IHD) tool is highly desired.

Strong attention to detail, adaptable to changing priorities, innovative in conducting statistical analysis, and able to manage and prioritize multiple projects to ensure their quality and on-time delivery.

Excellent communication skills and work well in a team environment.