Principal Research Scientist, Modeling & Strategy


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 03/19/2021
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  • Company Address: 265 Franklin Street, Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02110 (781) 290-0808

About Panalgo

Using patient clinical data to help pharmaceutical companies understand effectiveness of their drugs

Job Description

Panalgo has served the life sciences industry for the past 25 years, specializing in data analytic solutions and custom research services.  We’re poised to accelerate our growth and are looking to add an exceptional Principal Research Scientist to our Modeling & Strategy consulting team.

Project & team management

Scientifically responsible for the design and development of various HEOR projects
Collaborate with, and mentor, junior research staff on project deliverables
Ensure timely completion of project tasks and client deliverables
Provide feedback to management regarding junior team members’ performance
Programming & technical responsibilities

Implement programming of high complexity models, using various modeling applications (Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications [VBA], R, TreeAge)
Conduct quality control checks on model calculations
Identify issues with model programming and recommend solutions
Review and finalize project deliverables and ensure study findings are valid and reliable
Develop and/or refine model programming standards as well as training materials
Conduct data analytics in support of economic models
Serve as in-house expert on advanced analytic methods, with a keen eye on advancing methods proposed and used in studies
Writing activities

Draft design considerations reports, research plans/protocols, statistical analysis plans, abstracts, and posters
Lead manuscript development

Client interaction

Lead in-person and telephonic interactions with clients, including presentations on all client deliverables
Develop and maintain client relationships

 Business development

Identify leads for follow-on or new work with existing clients and new accounts
Oversee the proposal drafting process, including the methodological design and approach
Determine final budget for design and analytic tasks within proposals


Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline such as economics, mathematics, statistics, programming or related subject
Master’s degree with 10+ years’ previous related HEOR experience, or PhD with 3+ years’ experience
Knowledge of HEOR concepts, including economic modeling techniques and data analytics
Expert-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel (including VBA) and R
Command of Microsoft Office and other software languages (e.g., TreeAge)
Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills
Established skills communicating with, and presenting to, clients and managing client relationships
Strong writing skills
Proven ability to manage personal responsibilities on multiple priorities and/or projects at once
A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Panalgo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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