Duke University, Margolis Center for Health Policy

Position ID:Duke-MCHP-PARARWE [#18468, 1420]
Position Title: Policy Analyst and/or Research Assistant Positions (Real-World Evidence and Medical Product Regulation Focus - Multiple Hires)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20004, United States [map]
Subject Area: Health Policy and Health Services Research
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/04/13, listed until 2021/05/31)
Position Description:    

Policy Analyst/ Research Assistant Positions

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University (Duke-Margolis) seeks to address critical health policy challenges and deliver practical, innovative, and evidence-based solutions to improve health, health equity, 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 multiple openings at the Policy Analyst and/or Research Assistant levels to engage in research, writing, and analysis in support of Center projects with a focus on the use of real-world evidence to assess the safety and effectiveness of medical products, medical product development and innovation, medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory policy, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms.

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, peer-reviewed publications), and supporting Center events and convening. This will include support for project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

The work site for these positions is anticipated to be the Duke-Margolis office in Washington, DC. Employees are currently teleworking locally to the area (DC/MD/VA) while on-site access is restricted due to COVID-19. Candidates based near the Duke-Margolis office on the main campus of Duke University in Durham, NC would also be considered.

Education/Experience Requirements:

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

  • 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 (e.g., health policy, public policy, public administration, public health, health economics, life sciences, biomedical engineering, or epidemiology) may offset required 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.
  • 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 (e.g., state, local, and national policymakers), stakeholders, and organizations is required.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a collaborative team is required.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with varied responsibilities and able to respond flexibly to changing needs.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public policy, public health, epidemiology, life sciences or biomedical engineering is preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and/or project management experience is preferred.

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.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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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