JOE - December 2013

National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director
Biomedical Research Workforce Programs
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
JEL Classifications:
A1 -- General Economics
H -- Public Economics
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Keywords: health economics, biomedical research, research and development, science policy, labor economics
Deadline Date: 12/15/2013

JOE ID Number: 201312_400071

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) anticipates an opening for an Economist in the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs (DBRWP), Office of the Director (OD). NIH has recently developed a new unit charged with conducting economic analysis and modeling of the biomedical research workforce. This position will contribute to the work of the office by conducting economic research and analysis of the biomedical research workforce independently and in collaboration with other colleagues.

The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of labor economics, health economics, and/or science policy. She/he has experience with economic modeling, preferably workforce modeling, and demonstrated skills using and analyzing national public-use microdata, administrative data, and/or large relational databases. He/she is familiar with the economic theory of price indexes and other macroeconomic indicators. The ideal candidate also has an interest in conducting research on the U.S. biomedical research workforce.

Additional skills preferred include competency in Stata, SAS, and other statistical software, the ability to work independently and multitask efficiently, and a desire to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
Application Instructions:

Send a curriculum vita, research paper, and three letters of recommendation to Misty Heggeness at by December 15, 2013. U.S. citizenship is required. NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

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