IBM Watson Health Biomedical Informatician Evaluation Research Team Lead in St Louis, Missouri

Job Description

Preferred location for this position is Boston, MA, New York, NY or Nashville, TN.

The Biomedical Informatician – Evaluation Research Team Lead will provide technical, informatics, and evaluative leadership in the design, development, and execution of both formative and summative evaluation research for Watson Health products, beginning with Watson for Oncology (WFO). This professional will work under the supervision of the VP and Director of the Watson Health Evaluation Research Center.

The professional will also collaborate closely with the Center’s other team members to design and implement rigorous research studies to produce results suitable for analysis, summarization, and publication in top tier clinical and informatics journals. The multidisciplinary skills and experiences required will involve knowledge of healthcare care delivery with previous work in evaluation, implementation science, and data analysis for health information technologies with experience with clinical decision-support preferred. This professional will engage with key internal stakeholders and external experts, academic institutions, and healthcare organizations to inform the quality of the Center's research and resulting publications. He/she will help to develop the essential research and client partnerships required to execute the agenda, including studies to be carried out in naturalistic (real world) clinical settings. The role also includes helping to address research questions and concerns of academic and client research partners and collaborators. This professional will participate with the Center's study leaders in producing high quality manuscripts, abstracts and presentations that involve the Center's research. He/she will support compliance with accrediting and certifying bodies and federal, state and local agencies on consent, institutional review board requirements, and ethical requirements in the rigorous, unbiased conduct of research and dissemination of results.

This Informatician has responsibilities in three overarching areas:


  • Provide informatics expertise and leadership in study design and evaluation methods to advance the excellence and impact of the Center's research on product quality and outcomes

  • Lead or support the development of essential internal and external partnerships and collaborations as required to execute the Center’s research agenda

  • Lead or support the creation of high quality manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations that describe the Center’s research in leading peer-reviewed informatics or clinical publications, at conferences, or in other forums

  • Coordinate with the technical development teams on implications of formative studies that suggest the need for adjustments to the underlying technologies and their interactions with users

Develop Product Insights:

  • Provide broad and strategic informatics expertise to offering management and innovation teams to inform high value solution development/improvements and intuitive, seamless workflow design

  • Collaborate among quality management and product offerings teams to ensure quality and safety of solutions

Execute Client Opportunity:

  • Provide broad informatics expertise for key customer engagements during use-case definition and solution design and implementation

  • Facilitate opportunities of collaborations by brokering trust and understanding among key industry stakeholders

Necessary experience:

  • Two or more years in applied clinical informatics, with a broad understanding of major trends in health information technologies and industry workflow

  • Three or more years of academic or industrial experience in clinical research, with a focus on study design, implementation, and subsequent publication-preferably involving decision support.

  • Experience in informing design and development of innovative healthcare solutions using technology, data, and new models of care

  • Strong leadership, team building and people skills

  • Leader, visionary consensus builder

  • Innovative, effective, and ethical scientist

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Robust publication experience

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Doctoral training in biomedical informatics or closely related field

  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a healthcare research

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a healthcare organization in a variety of roles

EO Statement

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