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Senior Research Policy Analyst « Position Deleted on 3/05/2013 »
|Institution:||University of Massachusetts - Medical School|
This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobsGENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Health Law and Economics (CHLE) and the direct supervision of a senior associate or principal associate designee, the Senior Research Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the policy analysis, writing and research activities of the Center for Health Law and Economics by identifying, obtaining, organizing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, reviewing academic and professional literature, and gathering information from multiple sources on the costs, utilization, quality and access to health care and human services.
- Perform policy and data analyses of complex health care and human services topics and issues, which will typically require an understanding of the project's goals, the policy context, and the ability to combine and synthesize data and information from multiple sources.
- Prepare written summaries and reports of policy and data analyses and draft written reports and other materials in easily understood formats for both internal and external distribution.
- Obtain data and information from a wide variety of sources, including federal agencies, state agencies, insurers, health care providers, human services providers, academic and professional journals, professional organizations, foundations, news outlets, blogs, consulting project clients and consulting project partners.
- Assess the quality of the data obtained by analyzing the data for missing data and/or inconsistencies and, as needed, develop and implement methods to improve the quality of the data by obtaining missing values, resolving inconsistencies or excluding selected data from analyses.
- Assist in identifying sources of data and information relevant to specific analytic projects on health care and human services topics and issues.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Master's degree or comparable level graduate degree in relevant discipline (e.g., public policy, law, public health, health economics, public or business administration with a concentration in health care)
- 2-5 years of related professional experience
- Experience in managing projects and project teams, and demonstrated ability to meet project milestones and deadlines
- Excellent quantitative and qualitative policy research and analytical skills
- Excellent analytical and writing skills as demonstrated in writing sample of past analytical work
- Excellent oral communication skills
- Ability to learn new issues quickly
- Ability to take initiative on assignments and work independently
- Demonstrated expertise in computer based tools, including spreadsheets, database management, work processing, and presentation software
- Under the direction of the Senior Associate or Principal Associate
- Provide direction to junior staff, student interns, and temporary project support staff, as necessary
- Usual office environment
- Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodations, if disabled
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