JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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Research Specialist

JOE ID Number: 2019-01_111460712
Date Posted: 02/13/2019
Date Inactive: 07/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Specialist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Care
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Professor David Cutler of Harvard University is leading an AHRQ–funded project to systematically examine health care delivery system traits that predict better clinical and economic outcomes. Location is the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The ideal candidate will have (i) strong quantitative background, (ii) strong computer skills including programming (iii) be able to work independently. Prior research assistant experience strongly preferred. The job is ideal for someone with an enthusiasm for empirical research, and the ability and interest to learn new skills and take initiative as a project develops.

Duties include:
• Develop research files from large claim datasets.
• SAS and Stata statistical analyses.
• Work independently with senior researchers and programmers in various locations.
• Maintain documentation of datasets and analyses.
• Summarize and present findings; help prepare manuscripts.
• Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or related quantitative field.
• Knowledge of SAS and Stata, including work with large data sets.
• Familiarity with the health care system and clinical terms and concepts.
• Experience working with large medical claims data

Scan into one pdf document and upload into the online application:
1) Cover letter describing your interests and qualifications
2) Resume

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2019