Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-VSPFELLOW [#16582, 1094]
Position Title: Visiting Senior Policy Fellow
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2020/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/07/24, finished 2020/08/06, listed until 2020/08/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

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 Visiting Senior Policy Fellow based in Washington, DC.

The Visiting Senior Policy Fellow will have senior strategic program responsibilities in expanding development of a substantial state health policy research and analysis program within the Center. Primary goals include (1) strengthening the Center’s engagement in state-level COVID-19 response and (2) expanding the Center’s research and analysis efforts related to state health care policy and reform. The individual in this position will serve in a leadership role to engage high-level state stakeholders across the United States. The work will encompass content, strategy, business and relationship development, and research guidance and support. The Visiting Senior Policy Fellow will interact regularly with external stakeholders, project sponsors, and collaborators that may include government agencies, medical leaders, business leaders, researchers, and other health care organizations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Content and Research Leadership

·        Collaborate with the Duke-Margolis Director, leadership team, and Center staff and faculty to shape state-level program direction, focus, and priorities.

·        Serve as a nationally recognized content expert in identifying opportunities for state reforms and linking state leaders to Center research, analyses, and collaborations to support effective reforms.

·        Collaborate with senior staff, faculty, and research teams to write white papers, peer-reviewed publications, policy memos, and other related research deliverables.

·        Interact with external collaborators, including government officials, research and/or policy organizations, and health care organizations.

·        Collaborate with Duke-Margolis leadership in engagement with key external audiences in state-level health policy matters across the United States.

Project/Program Management and Team Coordination

·        Develop, implement, and help guide state-related program activities.

·        Provide guidance and expertise in the creation and dissemination of products and mechanisms for effective delivery of research findings and information to key state-level stakeholders.

·        Provide senior-level oversight, management, and support in expanding development of a substantial state health policy research and analysis program within the Center

·        Facilitate ongoing communication with sponsors, program staff, and key stakeholders to advance projects effectively and maintain positive external relationships.

Relationship Management         

·        Coordinate with Center senior leadership in effective mechanisms to engage on key policy issues with high-level state stakeholders across the United States.

·        Liaise with external funders, collaborators, and Duke leadership to develop project proposals.

·        Collaborate with Duke-Margolis colleagues, Advisory Board, and external stakeholders to further the mission of the Center.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Education and work experience requirements to be met by one of the following:
    • Advanced professional degree (e.g., PhD, PharmD, JD, MD) in a relevant field and at least ten years of relevant work experience OR
    • Master’s degree in health policy, health economics, public health, or other relevant field and a minimum fifteen years of relevant work experience OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum twenty years of relevant work experience.
  • Significant senior or executive-level experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced office with varied responsibilities. Proven competence in managing research projects. A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or impactful policy-relevant publications is a plus.  

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills required.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and provide senior-level advisement across multiple portfolios effectively.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgement and initiative.
  • Must be able to function independently and have experience collaborating with diverse teams.
  • Must have strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Specialized experience in areas of health policy research including Medicaid, state health policy, health care delivery transformation and payment reform, and assessment and dissemination of policy reforms.

This position is currently envisioned as a term-limited 6-9 month role.

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.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online.

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:
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
100 Fuqua Drive
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120