JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets
Economist Staff Service Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452048
Date Posted: 11/03/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist Staff Service Fellow
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Rockville, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Health Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Salary Range: $75,621 - $138,136 annual
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NOTE: Submission Date Extended to 12/17/2014

The Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets (CDOM) at AHRQ has openings for Ph.D. economists in 2015. The Center includes a team of 30 Economists, Social Scientists, and clinicians who conduct and sponsor cutting-edge research on healthcare affordability, markets, and competition; payment, public reporting, and other financial incentives; and healthcare organization and delivery. With the recent identification of Healthcare Affordability as an Agency-wide priority, the need and opportunity for such work has been magnified. The successful candidate(s) will join CDOM's high-energy, nationally-recognized, multidisciplinary team that works on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), an Agency flagship program. HCUP is a Federal-State-Industry Partnership that creates a family of heath care databases and related software tools and products. HCUP contains the largest collection of all-payer encounter-level hospital care data in the U.S. that enable research on a broad range of health care policy, cost, quality, efficiency, access, and outcomes issues at the national, State, and local market levels. Used in over 3,000 peer-reviewed publications, HCUP is a highly visible data source for federal and state policy-makers seeking to identify or predict the impact on health reform or other policy changes on the quality, safety, cost, and equity of healthcare.

The successful candidate(s) will join the HCUP team managing contract activities, performing data analyses, and conducting original complex research that leads to peer-reviewed publications in economics, health policy, and health services research journals. CDOM seeks Ph.D. candidates who expect their degrees in 2015 as well as experienced Ph.D. economists with strong research, applied economics, and econometric skills who are interested in applied microeconomics, health economics, industrial organization, econometrics, and/or labor. Other preferred skills include competency in Stata, SAS, and other statistical software; the ability to work independently and multi-task efficiently; and a desire to work in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment.

The positions are Staff Service Fellow appointments, for an initial period of two years with the possibility of further extensions, at a salary range of $75,621 - $138,136 depending on qualifications; applications from U.S. Citizens and non-citizens with permanent resident status welcomed. CDOM will interview highly qualified applicants at the January 2015 AEA Meetings. AHRQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/17/2014
Reference Instructions:
Please include three letters of recommendation in your application materials provided to
Application Instructions:
Please submit curriculum vitae, writing sample (job market or academic paper), transcript, and three letters of recommendation, by December 17, 2014, by email to: (if email is a hardship, send materials to David Croall, AHRQ/CDOM; 540 Gaither Road; Rockville, MD 20850). AHRQ is an Equal Opportunity employer.