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Qualitative Research Scientist

Virtual New Jersey, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Cerner Enviza is seeking a Qualitative Research Scientist who is a collaborative researcher who has expertise in evaluating and reporting on qualitative data. The Qualitative Research Scientist brings a passion for the patient voice to the health care industry, supporting and often leading research design, interview moderation, analysis and reporting for Cerner Enviza clients.

The Qualitative Research Scientist will work with a principal investigator on real world studies in health outcomes, be responsible for details of implementing qualitative studies with patients, caregivers, treating physicians and/or payors, including evaluating the data and writing reports summarizing the data.

This position reports to a Business Leader in the Cerner Enviza Real World Research Team.


  • Working in a matrixed organization on project-based teams, communicate and interact effectively, with all key stakeholders (internally and externally) via conference calls and/or in-person meetings
  • Manage and implement qualitative studies, including discussion guide development and assistance with the protocol
  • Moderate interviews with health care providers and patients, often addressing sensitive healthcare topics
  • Code qualitative data using NVivo or MaxQDA and/or manage coders as applicable
  • Conduct and analyze cognitive interviews
  • Partner and manage other moderators and research findings
  • Write research reports of qualitative results in Word and/or PowerPoint as applicable
  • Keep the project team informed on all relevant aspects of the study to complete the work within the expected timeframe and with the scientific rigor required
  • Assist in the preparation of peer reviewed publications for placement in journals and presentations at industry conferences
  • Contribute to thought leadership within the organization on these topics, joining internal qualitative initiatives for example in behavioral sciences, publishing standards and the continuous improvement of qualitative operating procedures
  • Expected to deliver tasks as requested by the project director/lead researcher

Working Environment


This position offers a Remote working environment. Meaning you can live and work in your current geographical location and work primarily remote. There could be times you will be requested to travel and/or visit a Cerner office or client site. #Remote

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Additional Information

Working Environment REMOTE
Relocation Assistance Available for this Job: No


Basic Qualifications:
At least 6 years Total combined related work experience and completed higher education, including:
  • At least 1 year licensed health care practice, clinical research, epidemiology and/or biostatistics work experience
  • At least 5 years additional work experience directly related to the duties of the job and/or completed higher education

Desired Qualifications:
  • Basic working knowledge of preference elicitation methods, including the design and implementation of qualitative interviews, qualitative data analysis, surveys and statistical analysis of responses
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related Social or Behavioral Sciences discipline desired
  • Strong analysis and writing ability
  • Able to manage and deliver a large number of projects at one time
  • Experience with Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measure development, as well as coding using qualitative data analysis software such as NVivo, MaxQDA, or ATLAS (or other qualitative data analysis software), would be beneficial for this position
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and ISPOR guidelines is desirable
  • This job is expected to work according to ISO 20252 standards
  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned
  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, covid-19 vaccination, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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