Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-RDRWE [#17303, 1094]
Position Title: Research Director (Real-World Evidence
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2020/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/22, listed until 2021/04/22)
Position Description:    

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University seeks to address critical health policy challenges and deliver practical, innovative, and evidence-based solutions to improve health and the value of health care. The interdisciplinary nature of Duke-Margolis brings together policy experts, researchers, health care professionals, and students from across Duke’s schools of medicine, nursing, law, public policy, business, and engineering, and fosters extensive relationships with stakeholders both internal and external. These relationships span foundations, private sector organizations, state and federal governments, and global entities. The Center fosters excellence, leadership, and scholarship at every level.

Duke-Margolis has an opening for a Research Director focused in real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world data (RWD). Reporting to the Duke-Margolis Deputy Director, Policy, the Research Director will be responsible for developing, managing, and directing a portfolio of projects related to improving the use of RWE and RWD within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory framework, as well as more systematic uses of RWE and RWD to support biomedical innovation and value-based payment and care. The Research Director will interact regularly with external project sponsors and collaborators, including government agencies, academic centers, advocacy organizations, medical product manufacturers, and health care organizations. The Research Director will collaborate with Duke-Margolis leadership and manage the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects to ensure the successful execution of project objectives and the Center’s strategic goals.

The worksite for this position is the Duke-Margolis office in Washington, DC. Duties will be performed virtually until on-site work restrictions are lifted. The position will require limited travel to Durham, NC (when appropriate after travel restrictions are lifted) to collaborate with Center faculty and staff. This position will have supervisory responsibilities.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum education/ work experience requirements:
    • Advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least five years of relevant work experience, OR
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., health outcomes research, health economics, data science, population health, epidemiology, health policy, public health), and ten or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of real-world data (RWD) and RWE development, drug and/or device development and policy, and/or drug coverage and reimbursement approaches.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy research, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a position of comparable experience and responsibility preferred.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing teams, mentoring and developing staff.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, high initiative, discretion, poise, and mature judgment.
  • Proven ability to write business documents and manage project execution, including budgets.
  • Ability to interact and manage relationships with senior-level individuals and complex organizations.
  • Professional and assertive with a positive approach to working in a team environment and demonstrated proficiency in managing teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with creativity and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Flexibility to work at alternate times (evening, early morning, weekend), if required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Ability to travel 10% when appropriate (Duke travel is currently restricted).

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

This position will be renewable annually upon funding availability from the Center. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online. Review of applications will begin as they are received.

Application Materials Required

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three References (names and email addresses)



Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://healthpolicy.duke.edu/
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Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

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