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Nashville, TN, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Health and Outcomes Research Investigator

*This is a Nashville, TN based position at our corporate headquarters.


Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center.


By bringing together a network of globally-recognized cancer experts, we are collaborating and sharing best practices that address every aspect of the cancer journey, from screening and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.


Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare’s global cancer institute, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world’s leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s network of strategic sites includes more than 275 physicians who engage in research. The organization has led more than 300 first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in the majority of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

The Health Economics and Outcomes Research Investigator is responsible for the planning, management, production, preparation, and analysis of various outcomes research studies or projects. This person will play a critical role in contributing to the growth of the clinical evidence and outcomes program across the Sarah Cannon Care and HCA network. This position will coordinate with Sarah Cannon colleagues in Strategic Development, Clinical Programs, IT, Development Innovations and Clinical Operations as well as HCA Service Line leadership and physicians to lead and support outcomes, health economics, prospective/retrospective data, real world data, patient reported outcomes and epidemiologic research projects. The role will also be responsible for developing and ensuring effectiveness of programs aimed at promoting coordination, collaboration and alignment across outcomes research activities within and across HCA service lines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:

Organizational Strategy Execution support:
  • Build and manage strategic internal and external relationships in order to expand existing outcomes projects, develop new opportunities, facilitate work and achieve business goals.
  • Collaborate with physician and clinical thought leaders in the design and application of outcomes/health economics research in alignment with strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional colleagues to implement and evolve Data Systems Architecture to support analytic-based outcomes research and real-world-evidence efforts.
  • Develop and promote program(s) to ensure coordination, efficient resource utilization and strategic alignment in outcomes research activities within and across HCA service lines.
  • Support concept development, protocol design, and analytic plan development for outcomes research and discovery projects.
  • Develop and administer data collection instruments to support outcomes research projects.
  • Oversee the resolution of complex issues related to measurement methodologies, study design and advanced statistical analyses in alignment with strategic research objectives.
  • Lead and support data interpretation, manuscript and presentation development.
  • Actively engage marketing and training departments to effectively communicate the results of accepted manuscripts and abstracts.
General Leadership Duties:
  • Provide creative leadership and customized solutions ensuring productive relationships with Sarah Cannon leadership/staff, research sites, and other internal and external customers.
  • Work interactively with all functions of the company to help achieve the company’s vision.
  • Collaborate with Senior Management on strategic planning; provide effective leadership in assessments, report generation, and resolution facilitation of problems as needed.
  • Maintain a high degree of awareness of the current scientific state and advances in relation to clinical research programs by attendance at relevant symposia, scientific meetings and workshops, and review of key journals.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality.


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Required: Doctorate Degree
Preferred: Doctorate Degree (Medicine)
Minimum Required:
  • Experience directly leading and conducting epidemiology, health economics and/or outcomes research in the context of a healthcare, academic, pharmaceutical or biotech company
  • Deep subject matter expertise with preferred clinical experience in one or more fields of study, including but not limited to oncology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and women’s & children’s health.
  • Proven experience writing at least 5 publications for clinical research
  • Strong knowledge of research methods, statistical modeling, econometric, or data mining tools in order to guide and support research that provides clear and actionable insights and strategic direction for business leaders.
  • Hands-on experience working with/analyzing diverse data assets: EMR, medical claims, cancer registry, publicly available administrative datasets (population health surveys, hospital discharge data).
  • Technical knowledge and capabilities: SAS, R, STATA, SPSS, SQL (should have working knowledge of at least one analytical software).
  • Expertise in research methodology: study design (randomized controlled clinical trials, observational studies, interventional research), subject recruitment, survey design, defining/developing clinical and patient reported outcomes.
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications and abstracts from scientific journals and conferences.
  • Working knowledge of FDA/GCP and research site operations/requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication capability and presentation skills; persuasive, encouraging, motivating, and inspiring; the ability to listen and understand
  • Directly leading and conducting epidemiology, health economics and/or outcomes research in the context of a healthcare, academic, pharmaceutical or Biotech Company
  • Practicing physician

Do you find this opportunity compelling, if so we encourage you to apply? We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Sarah Cannon Network
Facility: Sarah Cannon Network
Job ID: 26667-5645
Category: Other
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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