Senior Quantitative Researcher, Health Services

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: San Mateo, CALIFORNIA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

American Institutes for Research (AIR) Health Services Practice Area specializes in research, evaluation, and technical assistance in the areas of patient and consumer engagement, evaluation, quality and performance measurement, delivery systems improvement, financing and cost of care, and behavioral health (i.e., substance abuse and mental health). Major clients include the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), private foundations, and state governments.
We are seeking a Senior Quantitative Researcher who can work in conjunction with a strong team of staff on several projects for federal and non-federal clients to provide analytical or statistical support on work related to health care policy, delivery, payment and outcomes.

• Apply appropriate statistical techniques to collect, organize and analyze quantitative data.
• Organize and document analytical results and research procedures.
• Communicate with the client related to analytical or statistical expertise and finding.
• Report the results and impact of AIR’s work via participation in professional meetings, advisory panels, or publishing research results in peer-reviewed publications.
• Manage or lead statistical and analytic tasks.
• Engage in business development activities, including identifying appropriate statistical and analytical methods and approaches, drafting related proposals sections, estimating hours for budgets, and expanding AIR Health’s reputation of excellence.
• Mentor junior staff on approaches to solving problems and providing positive and constructive feedback.

• Ph.D. degree with 3-5 years related experience or M.A., M.S., or M.P.H. or equivalent degree with 7-12 years related experience in health services research (health policy, management, health behavior), social science (psychology, sociology), evaluation research, or public health required.
• Technical expertise in Medicare/Medicaid claims data and quantitative research methods, including data collection and analysis methods required.
• Ability to apply advanced statistical methods and communicate effectively about these methods to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Highly proficient in Excel, SAS, SPSS and/or R, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects.
• Experience with large and/or complex data files, including a variety of file types such as .dat, .xlsx, .xml, .sav, and .sas7bdat.
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead projects and proposals is a plus.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
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