Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-SRRASSTDC [#16584, 1420]
Position Title: Sr. Research Assistant (DC)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2021/01/24 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/07/24, finished 2021/04/05, listed until 2021/01/24)
Position Description:    

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

Senior Research Assistant Positions (Multiple Hires)

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 is currently recruiting to fill multiple Senior Research Assistant positions based in Washington, DC. The individuals in these roles will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis on a broad range of topics. General areas of engagement within the Center include healthcare delivery and payment reform, medical product development and innovation, real-world data and evidence, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, global health, health systems transformation, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms.

We are particularly interested in candidates to address needs in the following areas:

  • Biomedical innovation
  • Medical product payment (drugs, devices, and diagnostics)
  • COVID-19 testing and surveillance

Primary responsibilities will include conducting background research, performing literature reviews, extensive writing for a range of deliverable types (e.g., policy briefs, white papers, blog posts), and supporting Center events and convening. This will include support for project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience, or
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (health policy, public health, health economics, data science, population health, public administration, epidemiology, etc). Master’s degree with at least one year of relevant work experience is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Ability to interact professionally with high-level individuals and organizations is required.
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials are required.
  • Policy research skills, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, are required. Data analysis capabilities preferred.
  • Knowledge/experience and interest in health policy and biomedical science and/or medical product payment is preferred.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public health, epidemiology, or data science is preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and management experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required. 

This position will be renewable annually upon funding availability from the Center.

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 these positions, 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:
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Further Info:
email address
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004