NORC Research Analyst - Health Care Research in Chicago, Illinois

Research Analyst - Health Care Research

Job no: 493764

Work type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, IL, Bethesda, MD

Capability Area: Health Care


NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Research Analyst to join the Health Care Research Department in our Chicago Loop office. 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.


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.


  • Taking a lead or supporting role 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 project activities including site visits, telephone interviews, and technical panel meetings;

  • Analyzing data; drafting reports and presentations.

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


  • Bachelor's degree plus at least two years' research experience or Master's degree. This includes experience playing a lead role conducting literature reviews; using and designing qualitative data collection tools including key informant interviews, site visits and focus groups, and report writing.

  • Strong analytic ability, writing and organizational skills are required.

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

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office software.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong writing skills.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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: April 9, 2018Eastern Daylight Time

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