Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-MARWE [#17302, 1361]
Position Title: Managing Associate (Real-World Evidence Focus)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline:2021/05/14 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2020/10/22, listed until 2021/05/14)
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 Managing Associate to develop and manage major components of the Center’s research and policy analysis related to real-world evidence (RWE) and real-world data (RWD). The individual in this role will manage day-to-day activities of projects related to RWE and RWD with a primary focus on developing policies to support the use of real-world data and evidence for a range of healthcare decisions, including regulatory decisions. This role will include engagement with government and private sector entities. The Managing Associate will collaborate with research staff and faculty to write white papers, peer-reviewed publications, policy memos, and other related research deliverables. This role is actively involved in portfolio development and regularly interacts with project funders, collaborators, stakeholders, and senior Duke-Margolis leadership to develop the strategic plan for the portfolio.

The worksite for this position is the Duke-Margolis office in Washington, DC. Employees are teleworking locally to this area (DC/MD/VA) until on-site restrictions are lifted. Candidates based in Durham, NC would also be considered. This position will require limited travel between these locations (when appropriate after travel restrictions are lifted) to collaborate across Center faculty and research staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum education/ work experience requirements:
    • Advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least three 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 at least six 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.
  • Strong research, writing, and project management experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy research, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Proven competence in leading and managing large or multiple research projects.
  • Proven record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or impactful policy-relevant publications is preferred. 

 Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills. 
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage a project team effectively.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and initiative.
  • Able to function independently, with experience collaborating with diverse teams.
  • Strong research, writing, analytical, and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with creativity and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and regulations relevant to RWE and RWD preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant research and analytic software.
  • 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:
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004

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