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Costello Medical
Boston, MA
  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Role Summary

  • Responsibilities: You will work on projects that involve the design and execution of a wide variety of real-world studies, perform statistical analyses, and communicate results to external stakeholders in the healthcare sector
  • Salary: $70,000 to $75,000 per annum depending on your previous experience
  • Benefits: Hybrid working options, generous holiday allowance, flexible working hours, private medical and dental insurance, 401K plan, life insurance, full funding for external training, comprehensive travel insurance and more
  • Role Type: Full-time, permanent
  • Start Date: We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2023, which occur on a monthly basis
  • Location: This role is available in our Boston office

About the Role

Our Real-World Evidence (RWE) team is growing quickly through demand from both new and existing clients, and we have an exciting opportunity for an Epidemiologist to join our friendly and collaborative team. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the future of Costello Medical’s RWE service offering.

Our RWE team contribute to the design, execution and subsequent reporting of prospective, retrospective or cross-sectional real-world studies. They develop protocols and statistical analysis plans (in collaboration with our Statisticians, clients and external experts), acquire and analyse data, and communicate the methodologies and results in both written and oral formats. Studies include data from patient registries, claims databases, prospective studies or any other source of real-world data, and involve a wide range of research questions on burden of disease, clinical effectiveness or economic topics, among others. As well as working on studies, Epidemiologists contribute to strategic RWE projects such as literature reviews and gap analyses, data landscaping and evidence generation plans.

You will work in project teams alongside colleagues from all specialities to ensure that RWE projects are completed to an exceptionally high standard, on time and in line with client expectations. You will receive one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients, and following a successful induction period you will increasingly participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be someone who shows the potential to progress rapidly and who, with close mentoring, could take on project management and client responsibility in six to twelve months.

Our team typically work on several projects at one time and the results of each analysis can feed into publications, value materials, health economic models or health technology assessment submissions. You will therefore be exposed to a wide variety of our services and a broad range of therapeutic areas.

Career Profile

To learn more about the tailored career progression we offer at Costello Medical, please click below to read about Amy’s progression to the position of the Head of Real-World Evidence role, after joining the company as a Public Health Intern in 2014:


About You

In line with our company mission, you will be somebody who thrives on the challenges that the healthcare industry presents and relishes the opportunity to improve patient outcomes globally. You will also be willing to step up and support your project team as needed.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in a relevant subject (minimum GPA 3.3)
  • A good understanding of epidemiological techniques and data analysis methods
  • A good understanding of statistical techniques, sufficient to engage in technical discussions with our Statisticians
  • The technical ability, coupled with the written and oral communication skills, to explain complex techniques and results to non-experts
  • A good understanding of at least one programming language used for the analysis of large datasets (e.g. R or Stata), and the willingness and ability to rapidly develop your programming skills
  • A willingness to trial, explore or recommend new software or techniques that may suit specific projects
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high level of customer service and the quality of deliverables under multiple competing demands
  • Highly organised, with the flexibility to respond to changing deadlines
  • The ability to use your initiative and work independently, in addition to working collaboratively within project teams
  • Excellent written English is fundamental; this will be assessed during the selection process
  • An interest in working on a wide variety of both technical and strategic project types

Familiarity with real-world healthcare data sources in the US or elsewhere would be desirable but is not essential.


About Costello Medical

Costello Medical is a rapidly growing global healthcare agency specialising in medical communications, market access and health economic and outcomes research. We work with a wide range of clients, including the industry’s most successful pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, patient and public health bodies and charitable organisations. Our lasting client partnerships create a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies and devices across a wide range of disease areas. Our vision is to be a community of the very best people, constantly challenging ourselves to make meaningful and outstanding contributions to improving healthcare.

We are committed to our company values which are central to creating our fun, friendly and innovative workplace in which we strive to deliver the highest standards of quality. As a result, we have been listed in The Top 100 Companies to Work For list for five consecutive years.

On 27th May 2022 Costello Medical received its certification as a B Corporation. We are really proud of this achievement as it demonstrates that Costello Medical is meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. We underwent a rigorous assessment that covered the whole of our business including employee benefits, charitable giving and sustainability. We believe this certification is external validation of our mission to be a force for good.

The Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process includes an assessment for you to complete in your own time. If successful, you will be invited to an interview which will include a short presentation you can prepare for in advance. Our standard recruitment process lasts around 1 month; however, this can be adapted if necessary.

We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2023, which occur on a monthly basis. You will be asked to state your availability on your application form. Whilst there are no set application deadlines, we strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application. The role may close when suitable candidates are found.

Please note that this role is available in our Boston office. You can learn more about our office locations here:

What We Offer

  • A starting salary of $70,000 to $75,000 per annum depending on your previous experience. Salary increases are awarded annually and again on promotion, which can be achieved in as little as 12 months
  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • 23 days’ vacation leave plus 6 public holidays
  • The chance to work from home for up to half of your working time
  • Retirement savings via a 401k plan
  • Paid funding for external education and study leave
  • Life insurance
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Flexible and reasonable working hours
  • Regular company-funded social activities

Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical:

How to Apply

You are required to submit your CV and a cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter, you must explain why you think you would be suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state the dates of all qualifications and grades achieved where applicable. Please contact the Talent Acquisition team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

We welcome applications from international candidates, but we are unfortunately unable to provide visa sponsorship for working visas. Therefore, you must have the right to work in the US independently from the company. However, we are able to consider those on a temporary visa, such as an OPT visa.

Costello Medical


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