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Mathematica is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy studies on health care, disability, education, welfare, nutrition, and related topics. Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.
Mathematica is searching for a health researcher to join us in conducting significant studies in health policy. The position will be located at one of our five locations. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, managed care, quality of care, state health policy, maternal and child health, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance markets, mental health, substance abuse, disabilities, and long-term care. Our current work includes studying recent changes in the Medicare program, effectiveness of disease management programs, implementation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), quality of care in publicly sponsored insurance programs, approaches to expanding health insurance coverage for the uninsured, and chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs.
As a health researcher, you would join our staff of approximately 85 health research professionals, which includes doctoral-level (Ph.D., D.Sc., or Dr.P.H.) and physician researchers in the fields of public health, public policy, behavioral or social sciences, and economics, as well as M.P.H. and other master's-level analysts. We offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.
Duties of the position
· Help design and conduct research projects that involve multidisciplinary staff in a team-oriented environment
· Conduct research that applies rigorous impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
· Help develop proposals for new research projects.
· Represent the company's expertise through various mechanisms that reach beyond clients, such as publications, conferences, technical communications, and testimony.
· Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of other research staff working in the health and human sciences areas.
· Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, epidemiology, public policy, economics, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
· Strong foundation in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate research findings for a policy audience.
· Ability to work well in teams.
Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.