JOE - December 2013

 
American Institutes For Research (AIR)
Health Economist/Principal Researcher
 
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist/Principal Researcher
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health

JOE ID Number: 201312_399426

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading behavioral and social science research organization. AIR's Health and Social Development (HSD) Program offers tremendous career opportunities at the heart of health care reform, evidence-based care and the future of public health. AIR health experts provide high-impact research, policy analysis, evaluation, communication, and technical assistance in a stable, yet growing and entrepreneurial environment.

We are currently seeking a Health Economist/Principal Researcher to join our Washington, DC, Silver Spring, MD, Chapel Hill, NC or San Mateo, CA office.

Responsibilities
-Designing and leading research and evaluation studies in areas of health care financing, cost, and reimbursement policy.
-Evaluating effect of changes in reimbursement policy on organization, cost, utilization, and quality
-Identifying and implementing empirical approaches that will yield the strongest causal inferences yet will be feasible given data and resource limitations
-Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
-Serving as client and colleague contact for analytical or statistical expertise
-Leading projects or tasks
-Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report quantitative data
-Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
-Preparing technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients and to the public
-Conceptualizing, writing, and leading new research proposals and supporting proposals led by colleagues
-Mentoring research analysts, sharing approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others

Qualifications
-A Ph.D. in economics or a related field and expertise in applied microeconomics, program evaluation, econometrics or applied statistics.
-Knowledgeable about Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance
-Knowledgeable about national health care reform, value-based purchasing, and comparative effectiveness research
-Knowledgeable about relationship between access, utilization, cost, and quality of health care.
-Knowledgeable about the organization of the U.S. health care delivery system
-Experienced with the analysis of data collected through complex sample designs, multilevel modeling, and the design of experiments and quasi-experiments
-Experienced with benefit cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, and return on investment models
-Proficient with the use of statistical software such as SAS or STATA
-Able to apply advanced econometric/statistical methods and able to communicate effectively about these methods to non-technical audiences.
Application Instructions:

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/7562/health-economist-principal-researcher/job EOE.

Online Application URL: http://www.air.org


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