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The Paul O’Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at RAND

Distinguished Chair in Health Policy

Overview of RAND

RAND is a non-profit research organization dedicated to improving policy and decision making through research and analysis. The mission of RAND Health is to advance understanding of health and health behaviors and examine how the organization and financing of health care affect costs, quality, and access. Current RAND research includes innovative studies of health economics, health insurance, health care reform, health care quality and safety, and health information technology as well as topics such as the social determinants of health, obesity, dementia, disability, women’s health, complementary and alternative medicine, and PTSD in veterans and survivors of catastrophe (www.rand.org/research_areas/health). At RAND, diversity is key to improving policy and decision-making through research and analysis. The range of perspectives and contributions provided by RAND’s diverse community assures multiple perspectives and cultivates the ability of all RAND’s researchers to offer comprehensive, objective analysis to the many issues facing our world.

Position Description:

RAND is seeking a nationally recognized, innovative, and visionary research leader to advance RAND’s health policy research. The Paul O’Neill Alcoa Chair was established in 2000 in support of RAND’s long-standing commitment to education and health policy research and provides generous funding to support a nationally recognized researcher in building RAND’s research in one of these areas. The third recipient of the Paul O’Neill Alcoa Chair will provide intellectual leadership to inform health policy and practice, build a successful program of externally funded research, mentor and develop junior researchers, and strengthen RAND’s interdisciplinary research program.


Ph.D. in economics, health policy, health services, public health, sociology, or related fields and/or an M.D. with health policy research experience. A minimum of 10 years of experience is required with an established record of excellence, including a strong academic publication record. A successful candidate is expected to serve as a national policy expert who will contribute to informing public policy through publications in high profile academic and policy journals, op-ed articles and commentaries, and public testimony. Experience in research program development and demonstrated ability to secure external funding are required.


Santa Monica, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, D.C.; or Boston, MA

Review of Applications:

Begins immediately and continues until position filled.

To Apply:

If you would like to be a member of an organization that is working to find solutions to today’s difficult, sensitive and important problems, please apply online at our website: www.rand.org/jobs/id3685 and reference Job ID# 3685. RAND offers competitive benefits including vacation pay, medical benefits, and tuition reimbursement. EOE.