Employees of IVI play an essential role in helping us achieve our mission to advance the science and improve the practice of value assessment in healthcare. The success of our team is built on diversity of knowledge, talent, experience, passion, and commitment to reach our goal of developing a platform that facilitates patient-centered value assessment of health technologies that are tailored to the needs and interests of individual decision makers. IVI respects the unique skills and perspectives that each team member brings. We encourage and support our employees to meet both personal and professional goals.

Available Positions

The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) has grown since its inception and stands at a unique threshold of opportunity for the visibility of its models and methods, its leadership in the value-based healthcare debate, and its growth into a multi-stakeholder platform to enhance the science and practice of value assessment in healthcare.

IVI is on a pathway toward a fully independent organizational structure and functioning outside its former parent, Precision Health Economics (PHE), by 2020. The organization has an independent Board of Directors, and in 2019 is working toward: a reimagined Scientific Advisory Panel; the creation of a new Patient Advisory Council; laying the groundwork for a long-term Research Network to add capacity for model development, methods research, user testing and translational research; and establishing a membership program and the capacity for grant writing and other fund development as a 501(c)3 charitable research and education entity.

To support this evolution, IVI requires a Chief Science Officer (CSO) on a part-time basis to develop a robust roadmap of research projects that advance patient-centered and flexible value assessment and are impactful to the overall discussion of healthcare value assessment, as well as the key stakeholders within the space. The CSO will develop and engage a diverse network of researchers in academic, think tank, and clinical organizations that can accelerate the execution of IVI research projects. In addition, the CSO will collaborate with leading scientific and economic advisors at Precision Health Economics, who created the underlying technology and methods for the Open-Source Value Platform (OSVP), to ensure fidelity to methods and process as the organization evolves. Finally, the CSO must develop a network of partners to IVI that provides diverse perspectives from the scientific and academic communities, as well as from the key stakeholders within the health economics debate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, research staff from PHE, and other research network and Scientific Advisory Panel members to develop a long-range roadmap of research that supports the IVI vision and strategy
  • Cultivate and deliver a patient-centered perspective to developing the IVI research agenda.
  • Develop and advise on research project RFPs and protocols
  • Contribute to the development of the IVI grant applications for research funding
  • Articulate research and scientific protocols and guidance relevant to IVI scientific research and model development
  • Develop and guide the expansion of IVI’s research network providing a bench of talent that will excel in the execution of the pipeline of research
  • Effectively manage and guide a diverse pool of resources, both internal and external to IVI, that are experts in their given research fields to execute the research agenda
  • Develop relationships between the scientific and research community and IVI that expands access to a variety of viewpoints across the healthcare economics and value assessment space
  • Collaboration with the Executive Director and Communications team to effectively disseminate results of the research agenda at scientific conferences, publications and through earned media communications
  • Recommend and execute cadence of IVIF engagements to include talks, panels and other forums


  • Doctorate level degree in a discipline relevant to healthcare economics and patient-centered research preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience managing and executing research in the healthcare economics space, to include health economics outcomes research, value based economic frameworks and modeling, translational research, and research design
  • Experience in building a successful research program to include developing an agenda recruiting and mentoring staff (both internal and external), and delivering a portfolio of quality research on time and on budget
  • A collaborative approach with patients and key stakeholders to develop a patient-centric research agenda that meaningfully impacts the health economics debate
  • A track record of success in small, entrepreneurial environments
  • Experience leading discussions of evidence among multiple stakeholders with an ability to effectively communicate complex scientific research to a layperson

The position offers flexibility on a part-time, contractual basis. A minimum of 10 hours per week is preferred. Compensation will be competitive.

For Questions or to Apply:
To learn more, please visit our website at www.thevalueinitiative.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to info@thevalueinitiative.org with the term “Chief Science Officer 2019” in the subject line.

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