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RWD Business Analyst

Company: MMIT
Location: United States
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Job Title: RWD Business Analyst
Department: RWD – Engagement Management 
Norstella unites market-leading companies that all have a shared goal of improving patient access. Each organization (Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, The Dedham Group) delivers must-have answers for critical strategic and commercial decision-making. Together, we help our clients:
  • Assess the market need and competitive landscape
  • Know precisely which drugs to prioritize in their portfolios
  • Find out where the launch difficulties will be—before they’re difficulties
  • Track and improve market access post-launch
By combining the efforts of each organization under Norstella, we can offer an even wider breadth of expertise, cutting-edge data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real-world data, machine learning and predictive analytics. At Norstella, we don’t just deliver information and insights. We deliver answers you can act on.
We are currently seeking a high energy, motivated and passionate expert in RWD and the pharmaceutical industry to join our RWD Engagement Team as a Business Analyst (Sr.) to support our delivery of RWD engagements across the life sciences industry.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about sleuthing through RWD to unpack insights and answers to some of the most challenging business problems our clients face.
This role’s creation is in reaction to the demand for Norstella’s newest service offerings leveraging Norstella’s unified Real World Data asset, a combination of claims, lab, SDOH and EMR data. You will be joining an organization hard wired for innovation and specialization to meet the high demands of our biopharmaceutical and life sciences client base. You will join a high-performing team empowered to work creatively to deliver solutions that enable patients to access therapies they need. 
This role requires a combination of business acumen, analytical, technical, and commercial expertise to effectively deliver Norstella’s RWD solutions. Our RWD offerings include cutting-edge data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real-world data, machine learning and predictive analytics. It is critical that an individual in this role has worked in and understands the dynamics of the US healthcare ecosystem.  
Essential Functions:
  • As a RWD Business Analyst, you will play a crucial role in supporting life sciences analytical use cases by querying and analyzing a wide range of healthcare data sources, including claims, lab results, electronic medical records (EMR), and other real-world data
  • Your expertise in SQL and data analysis will contribute to enhancing our understanding of healthcare trends, optimizing patient care, and driving evidence-based decision-making
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including clinicians, data scientists, statisticians, and healthcare professionals, to identify and define analytical requirements and deliver actionable insights
  • Clean, validate, and transform raw data into structured formats suitable for analysis, ensuring data quality and integrity throughout the process
  • Develop and maintain data documentation, including data dictionaries, data mappings, and data lineage, to ensure data transparency and accessibility
  • Translate analytic outputs into consultative business insights
Desired Experience:
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in relevant quantitative field (e.g., Engineering, Economics, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Public Health, Computer Science etc.)
  • 3+ years of professional experience working hands on with RWD (e.g., open/closed claims, APLD, lab, EMR/EHR, hospital chargemaster, billing codes, etc.)
  • Understanding of life sciences industry and US healthcare ecosystem
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proficiency in querying relational databases (SQL experience preferred)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as independently, with a proactive and self-driven approach
  • Client-facing experience a plus
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, results-oriented individual who is highly motivated, decisive, flexible in thought, and has the creativity to excel  
The guiding principles for success at Norstella:
01: Bold, Passionate, Mission-First  
  • We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.
02: Integrity, Truth, Reality 
  • We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.
03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace 
  • We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.
04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance 
  • We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.
05: Humility, Gratitude, Learning 
  • We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.
  • Medical and prescription drug benefits
  • Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts
  • Dental plans and vision benefits
  • Basic life and AD&D Benefits
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Open vacation policy
The OTE for this position ranges from $115,000 - $150,000. It is not typical to be offered at the top of the budget. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered.
MMIT is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. MMIT operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.