JOE - June 2012

Optimal Solutions Group
Senior Research Associate - Health Policy Research Center
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Research Associate - Health Policy Research Center
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: College Park, MD, USA
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
I1 -- Health
Deadline Date: 06/2012

JOE ID Number: 201206_397139

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Senior Research Associate - Health Policy Research Center
OPTIMAL Solutions Group is inviting senior health policy researchers in conducting cutting edge projects in Medicaid, Medicare, and health care performance measurement. Responsibilities include managing complex projects at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other departments of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as project management, oversight of staff and project budget, providing subject area expertise, overseeing the development of sophisticated data analyses, and presenting results as appropriate.

Work Experience:
--Substantive knowledge of the U.S. health care system (expertise in Medicaid and/or Medicare preferred);
--Strong analytical, qualitative, and quantitative abilities;
--Experience conducting complex analyses of health care claims and enrollment data;
--Experience managing large, complex projects and supervising team members;
--Able to effectively, orally and in writing;
--Experience with statistics and programming with statistical packages (such as SAS or STATA).
Education and Experience: Ph.D. in Public Health, Health Policy, Economics, Public Policy, Statistics, or other relevant field. At least ten (10) years of experience working in, or evaluating health care systems.
Application Instructions:

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to with SRRA-HPRC in the subject line.

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Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 240-757-0238
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