Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-HCPDF [#17945, 1420]
Position Title: Policy Analyst or Research Assistant (Health Care Payment and Delivery 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:2021/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/01/13, listed until 2021/04/30)
Position Description:    

Policy Analyst/ Research Assistant

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Policy Analyst or Research Assistant focused in health care payment and delivery. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in either Durham, NC or Washington, DC. Employees are currently teleworking locally to their office base while on-site access is restricted due to COVID-19.

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.

This Policy Analyst/ Research Assistant position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on health care delivery and payment reform at the state and national level. The individual in this role may also collaborate on projects spanning a broad range of topics of interest to the Center, including state-level COVID-19 response. Primary responsibilities include conducting background research, performing literature reviews, drafting summary documents, 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 in a related field required. Prior professional research experience in academia, government, or a research organization is preferred.

Applicants may be considered for the Policy Analyst level if they have the following minimum education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two or more years of experience in policy/research/data analysis or other relevant position. A related master’s degree (health policy, public policy, public administration, public health, health economics, etc.) may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g., a two-year master’s degree in lieu of two years of experience.
  • Master’s degree with at least one year of related work experience is preferred.

Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/ or experience.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Familiarity with current trends and regulations in payment and delivery system reform is required.
  • Policy research skills, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, are required. Some data analysis capabilities would be preferred.
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials are required.
  • Ability to interact professionally with high-level individuals (including state, local, and national policymakers) and organizations is required.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public policy, public health, data science, or patient safety is preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and management experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required.

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.

Engagements are renewable annually upon funding availability from the Center. Candidates seeking work experience prior to pursuing graduate or other professional school training are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will be closed once filled.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter, including statement of work site sought (Durham, NC or Washington, DC)
  • 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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