NORC Principal Research Analyst - Health Care Research in Bethesda, Maryland

Principal Research Analyst - Health Care Research

Job no: 493857

Work type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Bethesda, MD

Capability Area: Health Care

JOB DESCRIPTION:

NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a qualified Principal Research Analyst to support the Health Care Research Department in our Bethesda, MD location. The Health Care Research team conducts work on a variety of health policy topics including patient safety, health information technology, access to health care and the uninsured, health care expenditures, the Medicare program, and public health and emergency preparedness.

DEPARTMENT: Health Care

NORC’s expertise and ongoing work in health care delivery and financing — including access to insurance, payment and delivery-system reform, benefit design, and quality measurement — advance stakeholders’ understanding of policies and programs, facilitate implementation, and contribute to important improvements in cost and quality.

NORC’s expert staff has extensive knowledge of all aspects of health care delivery, from private marketplaces and employer-sponsored insurance to Medicare and Medicaid; from large health care systems to small clinics; and from the needs of children to those of older adults, people with disabilities, and ethnic and racial minorities. Our expert team includes social scientists that acquire, collect, and analyze data from health care organizations and patients; evaluators; health services researchers; health-policy analysts; and professionals with first-hand experience running and supporting health care programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Taking the lead on key tasks related to research design, data collection and analysis while helping the project manager keep tasks on track

  • Developing instrumentation for quantitative or qualitative data collection

  • Planning and conducting a wide range of data collection activities

  • Analyzing data

  • Drafting reports and presentations

  • Play a key role in management, coordination, writing and budgeting tasks related to business development.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's Degree; Masters' degree strongly preferred in Health Policy, Public Health or other related field

  • Minimum five (5) years' research experience which should include playing a lead role in managing and driving tasks, using and designing qualitative data collection tools including key informant interviews, site visits and focus groups

  • Strong analytic ability, writing and organizational skills are required

  • Quantitative analysis experience including working knowledge of SAS, SPSS (or other statistical data analysis packages) strongly preferred

  • Experience and familiarity with Medicaid and/or Medicare programs or health care for vulnerable populations is a plus

  • Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required.

ABOUT NORC:

NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.

We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.

A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE:

As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.

A PASSION FOR INNOVATION:

NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.

A COMMITMENT TO COLLEGIALITY:

NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.

EEO STATEMENT:

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

Advertised: June 12, 2018Eastern Daylight Time

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