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The Urban Institute

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Health Policy Center
Research Associate

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459479
Date Posted: 11/22/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Health Economics
Statistical programming
Health Policy
Salary Range: Commensurate
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center analyzes trends and underlying causes of changes in health insurance coverage, access to care, and use of health care services by the U.S. population. Researchers address issues from trade-offs among health care costs, access, and quality. The center focuses on Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance markets and health care reform. Seeking researchers to conduct health policy research under the general direction of senior staff.

Responsibilities: assisting in the development of the Health Insurance Policy Simulation Model (HIPSM) and a new microsimulation model for Medicare, analyzing and combining data from multiple health coverage and spending data(American Community Survey,Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, National Health Interview Survey).

Qualifications: PhD in Health Policy, Economics, or a related Social Science discipline; or a Masters with a combination of quantitative, analytical, writing skills, substantive knowledge, and social policy research experience needed to perform the duties described. Extensive experience in statistical software programming (STATA preferred, R and SAS may also be used).

Prior experience with microsimulation and/or econometric discrete choice models preferred. Knowledge of a general language such as C or Python is helpful.

Strong presentation, written and oral communication skills. Prior proposal, grant writing, strong presentation written and oral communications skills).

What you’ll experience:
Working in the Nation’s Capital, the epicenter of public policy among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative. You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters and, enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/30/2018
Application Instructions:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage. Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.

The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.

The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.