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- Military Health Policy Researcher, PA, CA, DC, MA

Military Health Policy Researcher

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Location: USA – Santa Monica, CA, Boston, MA, and Pittsburgh, PA offices, Washington, DC
Job ID: 4729

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Position Description 

RAND seeks mid and senior-level applicants for military health policy research positions. Researchers with training in public policy, policy analysis, economics, sociology, public health, operations research, or closely related fields are encouraged to apply. Clinical researchers with research training and experience in military health policy are also encouraged to apply.


Successful applicants will have demonstrated quantitative and/or qualitative research skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, an interest in building a policy research portfolio, the ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity, and either a track record or high potential for federal funding. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have deep and demonstrated topical knowledge and research experience in at least one of the following topical areas:

The financing, operation, and performance of the Military Health System (MHS), particularly with a focus on the dual mission of the MHS.

The design, management, and performance of the TRICARE program in particular.

Measuring quality, cost, value, and access in the military health context using administrative and claims data including MDR/M2 data.

Education Requirements

PhD in public policy, policy analysis, economics, sociology, public health, operations research, health care administration, behavioral health, or other closely related fields preferred.  Masters-level applicants may be considered with a minimum of six years of relevant professional work experience.


A record of peer-reviewed publications consistent with experience is expected. At least one writing sample submitted should be a published or draft first authored journal article or other research publication. Experience working in the Military Health System or the health care industry more broadly (private or public sector) is desirable. Senior doctoral-level researchers are expected to show a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding, lead multidisciplinary teams, mentor junior staff, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to policymaking audiences.


Pittsburgh, PA; Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; or Boston, MA

Positions Open


Writing Sample Required

A writing sample is required for this position.  Please click on "How to Apply" for further instructions regarding the writing sample.

How to Apply

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Posted on 20 July 2017
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