Research Analyst

Pensacola, Florida, United States | Insights | Full-time

Apply by: Oct. 29, 2021

Who is BioNews
BioNews Services is a leading online health, science, publication, and research company that exists for one purpose: to serve the patient living with a rare disease. We do this by connecting them with current, trusted, and relevant news and information. This content is delivered regularly and provided by actual patients as well as professional journalists, writers, editors, scientists, and experienced media executives.  Our end customers are truly patients living with rare diseases. 

Our  Company Culture: 
BioNews has a professionally led culture that is based on our foundation to support individuals affected by rare diseases. This means we operate as a professional organization that includes a real-life Vision, Mission, and Values. We treat our associates as professional individuals. In a professional environment, we understand and believe our actions are better when done professionally through processes that include communications,  strategic planning, business planning, organization development, leadership development, learning and development, performance management, and other human resources processes. We practice consultative management and value collaboration and firmly believe that "none of us is as good as all of us.  

BioNews Vision
To empower, inspire, and champion the patient voice as the preeminent resource that serves to engage, inform, and connect the global rare disease community.

BioNews Purpose
We connect rare disease communities by providing a unified and distinctive space to engage, educate, and empower those affected by rare diseases to help improve patient health and quality of life.

Values: R.A.R.E.


Characteristics of people we’d like to be part of our team
Passionate about our culture. Engaging. Flexible. Interested in learning. Wants to be part of a growing, learning organization. 

We are currently looking for a Regular, Full time, Exempt employee for the role of Research Analyst in our Insights - Research Department. 

Position Summary: 

Do you have 2-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare research? We will train and equip you with the experience needed for success and professional growth.

BioNews Insights researches patient-reported outcomes in rare disease communities in order to inform and improve the quality of life for the patients we serve. We are looking for a Research Analyst with a passion for using data that translates to actionable information for our customers and those living with rare diseases. As a Research Analyst, you will analyze and synthesize qualitative and quantitative survey data to better understand the patient experience. Responsibilities will include producing reports for our customers and patients while participating in hypothesis-driven research. In this role, we need you to be able to understand human behavior, have a high level of motivation and excellent communication skills. These skills are required to manage an incredibly diverse slate of work, customers, and team personalities.


Pensacola, Florida office:  3 W. Garden Street Suite 206 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Questionnaire design/programming
  • Overseeing data collection
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative analytics in a methodical fashion
  • Compiling and writing research reports
  • Delivering and articulating findings to clients
  • Test survey links (including testing for spelling, grammar, and logic skips)
  • Data visualization including chart and table creation in Qualtrics or Excel and PowerPoint
  • With direction and support, research and write survey questionnaires using clear phrasing and proper spelling/grammar
  • Ensure all response options are mutually exclusive and exhaustive
  • Take detailed notes during client calls and meetings
  • Be able to effectively problem solve logistical issues and adjust on the fly
  • Proactively identify issues and suggest solutions on how to make research projects run more smoothly

Education Required:

  • MS with a focus on Data Science, Biology, Healthcare, Pharmacy, Psychology, Sociology, Research Methods, Behavioral Economics, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), or similar

Experience Required:

  • Academic experience with survey research, consulting, data analytics, user experience, or survey methodology
  • Data analysis experience, including both quantitative and qualitative
  • Candidate must have direct market research experience in our industry 
  • Must have statistics background and experience with SPSS 

Experience Preferred

  • Healthcare and/or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Manuscript, publication, or grant writing preferred

Knowledge Required:

  • Metrics knowledge

Knowledge Preferred:

  • Qualtrics and StatsIQ 
  • Coding knowledge

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Prior success/demonstrated competencies for organization/project management
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Effective verbal and written communication style needed to distill complex research problems into understandable, compelling, and actionable insights
  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PP, Outlook) – Proficient with Google Applications
  • Excellent personal accountability and strong work ethic
  • Ability to assimilate to BioNews’ company culture

BioNews Employee Value Proposition
Be part of a special organization whose passion and culture are all about its patients. Contribute to helping our patient communities have a better quality of life. Learn about healthcare. Learn about rare diseases. Learn about publishing. Learn about research. Grow personally and professionally through direct engagement in how we deliver our services. Bring your passion to advocate for those living with rare diseases. Help spread awareness about the daily challenges that most will never have to face. We “live our culture”. Join us and make a difference. We are very proud of the fact that we employ actual rare disease patients who contribute to our business.