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Senior Scientist for Health Services Research

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Position Summary

This full-time senior scientist for health services research position collaborates on and helps lead the design, conduct, and dissemination of complex health services and policy research projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the PI on the design, conduct, and dissemination of complex health services and policy research projects.
  • Assists with Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Use Agreement submissions and reporting.
  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting. May submit grant proposals with the approval of the PI.
  • Prepares and submits papers on research to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develops hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing them.
  • Conducts complex statistical programming, data management and analyses of large health care datasets such as Medicare claims, and statistical and econometric analyses.
  • Complies with established IRB, data use, and funder (e.g., NIH) agreements, and maintains required documentation.
  • Manages research projects with other institutions and investigators.
  • Supervises and trains other staff members.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in health services research, health economics, health policy or related degree with substantial quantitative (e.g., statistics, econometrics) and health policy training plus at least 3 years of related full-time work experience
  • Analytical, quantitative, and verbal reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in the U.S. health system, especially the Medicare program
  • Deep knowledge of and working expertise in large health care datasets, especially Medicare claims data
  • Highly skilled and experienced in SAS, Stata, and/or R Studio programming
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
  • Ability to work well independently or as a team member.

Additional Information Requested from Applicant

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A cover letter outlining your interest in this position and why you are a good fit, as well as how you have the qualifications and experience to succeed in this position
  • Three professional references who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation (please provide email, phone number, and address)


  • Full-time exempt salaried staff employee
  • Full benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement, tuition reimbursement
  • Annual salary range: $61,000 – $110,600

Review of applications will begin on August 22, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit your application at this link:–Hybrid—-General-Medical-Sciences_JR68466