Sr. Business Analyst

Technology & Analytics New York, New York

Position at Medidata Solutions

Acorn AI is one of the largest AI companies exclusively dedicated to life sciences. It’s built on Medidata’s platform that includes the industry’s largest structured, standardized and growing clinical trial data repository consisting of 17,000+ trials and 4.5M patients. Our team is composed of over 40 PhD/Masters statisticians, data scientists, analytical product leads, former FDA biostatisticians and computational genomicists.

Your Mission: 

The Acorn AI Data Operations team is looking for a smart, driven Business Analyst to help drive our analytic solutions, enabling Acorn AI customers to efficiently design, plan and execute their clinical trials. This key role will interface with data curators, product owners, data science engineers and business leaders to address the biggest challenges we face today in the clinical trial data and technology space. The ultimate measure of success will be the establishment of scalable systems and processes  to manage and enhance our data, creating data-driven solutions and focus on continuous improvement in Data Operations.

Your Commitments:

  • Be a leader, backlog owner and expert to manage data curation, standardization and analysis projects: document milestones and timelines, monitor progress, and identify and resolve impediments 

  • Interact with product management, internal subject matter experts, technical services, and data scientists, to understand key requirements

  • Create and own detailed use cases, supporting functional requirements, user stories and acceptance criteria

  • Evaluate systems and operating models to identify areas for efficiency and continuous improvement

  • Facilitate integration of new data sources/elements for analytics and business intelligence products, and provide ongoing monitoring of data sources and data assets. 

  • Develop key messaging, presentations and communication material for business audience; coordinate cross-functional training and communication

  • Adopt and promote best practices, tools, and methods; maintain policies and procedures.

Your Competencies:

Must have:

  • Familiarity with analytics and business intelligence concepts such as data models, programming, statistical modeling, machine learning, data visualization

  • Familiarity with life science ontologies including medical diagnosis and procedure coding vocabularies (e.g. UMLS, HL-7, SNOMED, ICD-10, CPT)  

  • Can quickly and easily translate business requirements into functional requirements, well-defined user stories with acceptance criteria

  • Results-driven, data-driven, entrepreneurial, and action-oriented

  • Ability to manage work in teams of widely varying skills and levels

  • Demonstrated creative problem solving, analytical and organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Agile principles and methodologies

  • Working knowledge of Atlassian product suite (e.g. JIRA, Confluence)

  • Advanced skills in common business software (e.g., MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

Nice to have, but not required:

  • Experience as a business analyst on a data science team, technology consultant, or product manager of analytics or operational based software (e.g. clinical operations, study design, CTMS, EDC)

  • Proficiency in SQL and/or other programming languages (e.g. SAS, Python or R)

Your Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a life science, or quantitative or business discipline (business administration, management information systems, computer science, engineering, statistics or a related field) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or an advanced degree and 3 years of work experience; or equivalent work experience.

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform. 

Medidata Solutions have powered over 17,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

EEO Statement

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.