Margolis Health Policy Center, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-HPC-SRPOLFLW_DC [#13260, SRPOLFLW_DC]
Position Title: Sr. Policy Fellow
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2019/02/15 finished (2019/02/07, finished 2019/03/22, listed until 2019/08/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Senior Policy Fellow Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position Summary: As a Senior Policy Fellow, your role will include collaborating with senior executive leadership and staff within the Center to provide expertise and support in the areas of regulatory science and evidence development, in addition to supporting engagement efforts and development of funding support for work to further expand our activities in these areas. More specifically, you will provide senior advisory support to the Real World Evidence Collaborative to help develop content, papers, events, etc. that further efforts to enable RWE to support regulatory decisions. This includes ways to incorporate RWE into the regulatory context, ways to support alternative approaches for collecting needed RWD, and ways to better support randomization in the clinical setting. You will also assist with our work on developing better evidence systems to support new payment models for medical products. Finally, you will also support exploring and developing new programs for the Center, including global regulatory training programs and projects that support furthering global best practices for conducting trials and improving regulatory oversight.

% of Time Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

75% Advise on Research and Content Development • Serve as Senior Advisor on existing projects, including RWE Collaborative and Center regulatory science projects. Support research, writing, and analyses related to the content of the specific portfolio at the Duke-Margolis Center • Collaborate with senior staff to write white papers, peer-reviewed publications, policy memos, and other related research deliverables • Provide guidance to research staff’s work in research, outlining, drafting and editing of project materials • Contribute to the Center’s education and workforce development program (e.g., mentor interns and scholars, etc.)

25% New Project Development

• Collaborate with Duke leadership to identify and select priority research areas and projects as part of the strategic planning of the Center – including development of new evidence systems to support regulatory decisions and payment systems and development of regulatory training programs. • Identify external resources that can help secure support for executing on new initiative • Formulate and organize opportunities for faculty to collaborate on specific research projects • Liaise with external funders and collaborators and Duke leadership to develop project proposals

Content Domain Area: Evidence development and regulatory science: Topics may include a broad range of issues including regulatory science, regulatory training, real-world evidence development and comparative effectiveness research.

Education/Experience Requirements: Educational attainment 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 minimum fifteen years’ relevant work experience. • Significant senior or executive-level experience in a leadership capacity Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced project office with varied responsibilities. Proven competence in managing research projects. A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals a plus.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and provide senior advisement across multiple portfolios effectively. Must have 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 the areas of regulatory science, medical device and drug safety; patient-centered outcomes research; and biomedical research preferred. Availability to travel.

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

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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:
202 621 2802
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20004

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