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Decision Analytic Modeler/Research Health Economist

Social Sciences Research
Health Solutions
1909J Requisition #

RTI Health Solutions provides consultancy and research services to pharmaceutical and other healthcare industry clients.

As a Decision Analytic Modeler/Research Health Economist, you will work within an experienced team in a friendly and collaborative environment. As part of our team, you will perform leading-edge literature-based research and economic modeling to evaluate the humanistic and economic value of new medicines and other healthcare products. 

Our research is used by Health Technology Assessment authorities worldwide to inform their decisions about the availability, pricing, and reimbursement of new healthcare interventions. We offer the opportunity to build a rich, rewarding career, tackle new challenges, publish and present your research, and enhance the depth and diversity of your skills.  

This position is an office-based position that is preferably located in our Manchester, UK office.


  • Program cost-effectiveness, budget impact, cost-of-illness, disease transmission, budget allocation, and early threshold pricing models using decision-analytic techniques such as decision trees, Markov modeling, optimization modeling, and simulation modeling with guidance from project manager
  • Conduct literature reviews in a wide range of therapeutic areas.  These may include systematic and targeted reviews of clinical evidence; economic models and costs studies; quality of life studies and utilities; epidemiology; and burden of-illness studies.
  • Contribute to high-quality scientific projects within agreed timelines and budgets
  • Perform (and develop novel approaches for) analytical and detail-oriented tasks
  • Prepare high-quality drafts of proposals, technical reports, user guides, slide set presentations, and conference abstracts to be reviewed by project manager
  • Communicate effectively (via email, telephone, and in-person) with clients and team members regarding projects and proposals
  • Begin to build scientific stature through presentation of research findings at professional conferences



    • A Master's degree in industrial engineering, operations research, mathematics, health economics, statistics, biostatistics, decision sciences, public health, health policy, health services research, or related field, or;
    • Bachelor's degree in one of the aforementioned fields and a minimum of 2 years of experience in contract research or related area
    • Highly successful academic record
    • Demonstrated interest/background in health or the pharmaceutical industry
    • Coursework or extensive experience in decision-analytic modeling, including Markov models and simulation modeling
    • Extensive computer programming experience in Microsoft Excel using Visual Basic for Applications and/or other programming languages (R, Matlab, simulation packages, etc.)
    • Experience conducting targeted searches of the literature to identify key data or evidence
    • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)

    RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) is a business unit of RTI International. We provide scientifically rigorous research and consulting services to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. Our various practice areas include: Health Economics, Patient Centered Outcomes Assessment, Pharmacoepidemiology, Market Access and Outcomes Strategy, Biostatistics, Clinical Services, and Health Preference Assessment.


    Learn more about working for RTI Health Solutions by visiting our website



    Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 

    RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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    For San Francisco, CA USA Job Postings Only: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Further information is available here.
    We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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