Lead Research Scientist


Clinical Affairs


Lead and execute the research activities related to practice of emergency medicine, the needs of emergency physicians, and improving the care of emergency patients. Develop data platforms, manage data standards, and perform analyses, including statistical model development and reporting of quality metrics, trends, and benchmarks for research platform, and dashboards related to research activities. Periodic analyses will support regular research reports, position paper, slide sets, talking points, and summaries for internal and external audiences on key issues related to emergency care. Develops technology and strategy in implementation of tools and products supporting the analysis of very large, complex data sets and workflows. Creates and implements standard processes used in data analysis projects that ensures accurate, repeatable work products.  Support and cultivate internal and external partnerships and collaboration with stakeholders and funders. Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Research Committee and the Research, Scholarly Activity, and Innovation Section.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the research scientist for ACEP.
  2. In conjunction with ACEP staff, ACEP committee, and physician leaders, develops and implements activities related to data standards, data quality, data interoperability, data query, data analysis, and survey administration.
  3. Generates statistical data to support the generation of position papers, research reports, slide sets, talking points, and summaries of data for internal and external audiences on key issues for emergency care.
  4. Conducts qualitative analysis as needed. Gathers data through surveys, individual interviews, and focus groups and prepares appropriate reports summarizing the same.
  5. Maintains knowledge of current statistical and predictive models most applicable to healthcare and emergency medicine.
  6. Manages ACEP survey network, Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network (EMPRN), coordinating survey development and analyzing data.
  7. Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes data for discussion.
  8. Participates in the development of research grants that are written and submitted by the Director of Grants and Foundation Development.
  9. Works with the Grants and Research Manager, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Director, Workforce EM Practice to ensure the full execution of assigned grants. These may include but not be limited to grants from the CDC, FDA, and other Federal agencies
  10. Supports and manages the objectives of the Research Committee
  11. Coordinates activities of the Research, Scholarly Activity, and Innovation Section.
  12. Serves as a resource to ACEP members and staff on issues relating to emergency research.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  14. Leads development and strategy for data-related grant projects, contributes to reports, coordinates with funding agencies, and works with department staff and physician leaders to meet grant deliverables.
  15. Maintains a system for tracking data related issues and deadlines that impact the grant project and provide regular status updates to relevant staff.
  16. Coordinates with funding agencies and grant project partners, as needed, and works with department staff and physician leaders to develop deliverables for funded projects.
  17. Coordinates with grant Project Director, Managers, and other staff to provide administrative management and continued outreach and engagement for stakeholders involved in grant.
  18. Contributes to, and participates in, webinars, trainings, and other related activities to maximize interaction with physician
  19. Establishes, maintains, and updates systems for communication among staff to facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects, activities, and objectives, including development and distribution of weekly, monthly, and ad-hoc reports.
  20. Supports relevant committees, sections, and task forces as assigned.
  21. Builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  22. Attends educational and business meetings as assigned with minimal travel required.
  23. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Relationships and Contacts

Reports to:

Sr. Director, Workforce and EMP

Internal Contacts:

ACEP staff members in Clinical Affairs, Quality, Policy, Public Affairs, Membership, Educational Meetings, Educational Products, Emergency Medicine Practice, Grants Development, and Technology Services

External Contacts:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Quality Measures Technical Expert Panel, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section, Emergency Medicine Informatics Section, ACEP members, other medical society staff, vendor, and service providers

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in health services, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, health policy or a related field
  2. Five years’ related work experience in health services research, statistics, data standards, data analysis or methods, health policy, health administration, health services, public health, health professions, or health related associations or organizations, including knowledge of HIPAA compliance, IRB procedures, data security and privacy aspects
  3. Computer skills, including familiarity with statistical evaluation tools, research databases, data warehouse, data marts, ETL, AI, Machine Learning, SQL, Tableau, Python, Jupyter, statistical packages such as SAS/STATA/SPSS/R Microstrategy, Relational databases, Access, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  4. Experience in analysis of administrative claims data and/or electronic health record data sources
  5. Familiarity with data and information models and interoperability roadmaps (e.g., ONC, HL-7, FHIR)
  6. Experience with handling and executing multiple priorities with both internal and external stakeholders
  7. Some knowledge of health policy issues, regulatory, reimbursement, clinical and/or quality issues
  8. Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, responsible, and resourceful.
  9. Ability to handle full range of delegated tasks, work independently, exercise good judgment, prioritize tasks, ability to adapt to shifting priorities and schedules, display strong personal initiative, and follow through in all areas assigned with attention to detail and timeliness
  10. Ability to build, establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  11. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  12. Cooperative, tactful, and able to work under pressure, tight timelines, and competing priorities

We are an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer who offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, a retirement plan and more.

If you have questions regarding this position or would like to submit your resume, please contact us.

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