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Medical Evidence Analyst

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Date: Jan 2, 2018

Location: 01970, MA, US, 01970

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

We are seeking a Medical Evidence Analyst to join the EBSCO Health Option Grid team!


EBSCO Health Option Grid decision aids are evidence-based tools designed to improve shared decision making between patients and health care professionals in the clinical encounter. The Medical Evidence Analyst will develop high-quality content applying the principles of evidence-based medicine and shared decision making. He/she will identify, critically appraise, and synthesize research that may change clinical management decisions. The Medical Evidence Analyst will also summarize evidence using patient-friendly language and incorporate the content into Option Grid decision aids.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify research that may change clinical management decisions and synthesize the best available evidence in clinical reference topics
  • Evaluate, critically appraise and concisely summarize published research for incorporation into shared decision making tools
  • Incorporate feedback from multiple stakeholders and actively iterate with other members of the editorial team
  • Convert highly clinical language to patient-friendly language
  • Edit a high volume of content within standardized templates and styles
  • Provide ongoing feedback and instruction to team members, including participation in formal training
  • Communicate project status to Program Manager in meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Advanced degree preferred)
  • > 5 years of writing experience related to medical or scientific content (or 3 years writing experience plus advanced degree in related field)
  • > 2 years of experience:
    • Applying and communicating epidemiology and biostatistics concepts to the public
    • Editing experience related to medical or scientific content
    • Using MS Office Suite including Word (with use of track changes) and Excel


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of health literacy concepts
  • Ability to exercise judgment to make decisions and produce content requiring minimal changes
  • Ability to self-manage multiple tasks and priorities within deadlines, and report on work produced
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, such as initiative and strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills such that feedback is effectively and constructively given
  • Demonstrated ability to manage discrete projects or teams


About Option Grid

EBSCO Health is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, and medical research information. A new product of the EBSCO Health point-of-care toolkit will be Option Grid decision aids. These are brief, easy-to-read tools designed to help patients and healthcare professionals compare healthcare options and answer questions to help make a decision about a drug, a test, or a treatment. Option Grid decision aids support shared decision making and empower patients to actively engage in their healthcare. EBSCO Health Option Grid decision aids will be available soon.

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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