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HCUP Epidemiologist

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Rockville, MD

The Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT) anticipates openings for Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. level epidemiologists interested in conducting research on the U.S. health care system and building research databases. Openings are expected in the Division of Healthcare Data and Analytics.

The successful applicant(s) will join this Division and work with teams of interdisciplinary researchers to: (1) generate policy-relevant publications in health services research and health policy journals; (2) contribute to database designs in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP); (3) develop products and information from the databases; and (4) provide technical assistance to Agency stakeholders.  The following data are also part of CFACT’s data resources: the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS); new innovative databases such as Synthetic Healthcare Data for Research (SyH-DR), Physician and Physician Practice Research Database (3P-RD), and Social Determinants of Health Research Databases (SDoH-RD).

When the positions are posted on the USAJOBS website (, candidates must officially apply through this site. Candidates are strongly encouraged to immediately establish a USAJOBS account and become familiar with this site. Many posting are only open for a week, so please be prepared to apply promptly. In addition, please note that official job titles may be other than epidemiologist, such as health scientist, statistician, and some social scientist titles. Because many federal jobs have specific education and experience requirements, your application should address these requirements clearly and specifically. Masters, Ph.D., or M.D. trained in epidemiologic methods would likely have the necessary qualifications for these positions. Interviews will be likely be conducted virtually.

Interested individuals should send an email to Jenny Schnaier at, who will then alert prospective candidates of USAJOBS opportunities as they are posted. AHRQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.