Senior Analyst

Posted 5.21.24
Location
Remote

UNDERSTANDING WHO WE ARE

This is a multi-organization role; each entity Founded by Peter Attia, MD – Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity, founder of Early Medical and Early, and host of The Drive, one of the most popular podcasts covering the topics of health and medicine. Peter focuses on applying the principles of Medicine 3.0 with the goal of lengthening lifespan (living longer) and simultaneously improving healthspan (living better).

Join a dynamic and high performing team of over 35 dedicated professionals, united in delivering results across multiple domains. Our collaborative efforts span six distinct entities, each with its unique contributions to our collective success.

From physicians to creatives and research analysts to strength and conditioning coaches – our staff is diverse in function and skill.

ROLE SUMMARY

The field of longevity and aging is complex and full of questions that don’t have easy answers. The questions that we care about often require us to examine all of the information at our disposal from scientific literature, government data, and even media outlets. Data may be incomplete. Sources may contradict each other. It is our job to think deeply and formulate the best and most reliable conclusions possible.

In this role, you will conduct research to support the medical practice and to inform our wider public (through The Drive podcast, our e-newsletter, and other public content), each requiring attention to the intended audience and use of information.

For instance, questions to support the clinical practice might include:

  • Under which circumstances does the risk of lean mass loss with GLP-1 receptor agonists outweigh the benefits of greater losses of fat mass?
  • Which statins are the best options for patients with atherosclerosis and type II diabetes if aiming to maximize lipid improvements while minimizing risk of HbA1c elevation?
  • What is the best interval for colonoscopy screenings if the goal is minimization of colon cancer deaths and deaths from colonoscopy complications?

While questions for our public content may include broader topics, such as:

  • How strong is the evidence that hearing loss causes dementia versus being a covariate or result of dementia?
  • How reliable is DNA methylation pattern analysis in predicting “biological age” and mortality risk?
  • Why have certain studies on “longevity drugs” been misleading and led to unjustified conclusions about their efficacy?

Under the direction of our Research Manager, you will be responsible for the research, synthesis, analysis, and presentation of information to answer time-sensitive clinical questions, reach broad audiences with creative and engaging editorials, prepare podcast interviews with world experts in science and health, and give critical thoughts and opinions on longevity literature.

YOU ARE RIGHT FOR THIS ROLE IF:

  • You are deeply curious about a wide range of scientific topics and are motivated by an insatiable desire to understand and implement the science of human longevity from all angles.
  • You have a strong interest in reading, reviewing, and evaluating scientific literature, particularly related to geroscience, and the surrounding clinical and scientific fields.
  • You take ownership over your work and hold a healthy amount of skepticism. This is not an “order-taking” position—we want you constantly to ask “Why are we doing this?” and “What does it mean?”
  • You have a talent for drawing important overarching concepts from broad and complex volumes of information and can organize these concepts into comprehensible frameworks.
  • You are an effective communicator who can adeptly translate nuanced ideas to clear, concise, and engaging writing.
  • You have excellent time management skills, can balance multiple projects with varying short- and long-term deadlines, and easily adapt to changing priorities

ABOUT THIS JOB

  • You will digest large amounts of research literature and will use the information to determine the validity of, and expand upon, existing hypotheses, as well as to formulate new ones.
  • You will generate original documents, charts, figures, and tables to communicate relevant findings variously to clinicians, patients, and digital audiences under the guidance of the Research Manager.
  • You must be proactive about acquiring information from PubMed, Google Scholar, and research journals, as well as from communication with experts both within and outside of the organization.
  • Though much of your work will be independent, you will also function as part of a team through peer-editing as well as collaborative storyboarding and brainstorming for podcasts and other creative content.
  • In addition to the short-term output that forms most day-to-day efforts, you will have the opportunity to pursue long-term passion projects to guide the organization’s collective perspective on broad areas of interest.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s Degree, MD, or PhD in a relevant field, preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field (engineering included)
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient with PubMed and Google Scholar
  • Preferably at least 2-5 years of experience in a research or medical setting where you were taught how to critically read scientific papers and understand scientific methods
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