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- Research Analyst (Health Policy), USA

Research Analyst (Health Policy)

Urban Institute 


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Who we are: 

The nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities.  Our employees are empowered to influence policy, open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions.  We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.


How you’ll contribute: 

The Health Policy Center analyzes trends and underlying causes of changes in health insurance coverage, access to care, and use of health care services by the entire U.S. population. Researchers address issues that arise from the inevitable trade-offs among health care costs, access, and quality. Urban’s Health Policy Center is currently looking for a Research Analyst to support senior researchers on several projects including the Changing Safety Net Initiative


Responsibilities include:


Performing quantitative analysis utilizing STATA and /or SAS to manipulate raw data from sources such as the Current Population Survey, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the Health Reform Monitoring Survey.

Working on quantitative analysis and presentation of results related to health insurance coverage, access to care, utilization and spending that may require some knowledge of private health insurance and the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare as well as some non-health programs aimed at helping vulnerable populations. .

Conducting research and writing papers and briefs addressing critical health policy topics.


What you’ll bring: 


The successful candidate will have:


Master's degree required in economics, public policy, political science, sociology, economics, or statistics, Or a Bachelor's degree and relevant experience to equal a Master's degree.

Excellent research/analysis skills including mathematical and statistical skills; experience in STATA, SAS or similar statistical software; computer programming; strong organizational skills; and strong oral and written communication skills.

Prior research experience in similar setting, including experience working with statistical software, as well as substantive knowledge in health policy or related fields are preferred.

An orientation to detail and self-motivation with the ability to prioritize workload, and work both independently and as part of a team.

Some experience working in a health or health policy-related field preferred.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and prior proposal and or grant writing experience preferred.


What you’ll experience: 

Working in the Nation’s Capital, the epicenter of public policy among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative.  You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters and, enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.


In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage.  Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.


The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law. 


The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans. 


Job posted on 14th December 2017

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