Lead Research Scientist

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Job Description Summary:

The mission of the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management is to prepare students for advanced careers in health policy through rigorous teaching, research and practice, and to advance health policy scholarship in a cross-cutting context.
The Department of Health Policy and Management is seeking a Lead Research Scientist to work on projects related to accountable health initiatives and new strategies for advancing and supporting public health. Work will involve policy analysis and writing, contributing to project deliverables, consulting with and convening experts on priority topics, and working with funders and others on shared goals. The Lead Research Scientist will play an integral role in conceptualizing and designing project deliverables, developing written products, and building consensus-driven processes. This position will report to the projects’ PI.

Responsibilities Include:

- Developing policy analyses related to accountable health initiatives and the future of public health funding.
- Conceptualizing and designing workshops and other shared learning forums for funders, evaluators, and program staff on accountable health and other public health initiatives.
- Managing the development of research, case studies, and other products to advance various project goals.
- Providing support for the management of projects and deliverables.
- Conducting quantitative analysis using major publicly available data sets. Designing, conducting and analyzing surveys.
- Interpreting data and writing policy briefs and peer review journal articles.
- Reviewing draft reports to ensure their policy-relevance and quality.
- Providing support in the management of projects, including supervising, training, and mentoring research staff.
- Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree/PhD and at least 10 years of experience in a related discipline. Experience must include supervising the activities of a research or studies group or unit and for planning, conducting and reporting major research investigations or studies. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

- Master’s in health policy, government, health services research, or similar field
- At Least 10 years experience in the health policy field, including working with and for foundations and government policy-making agencies
- Demonstrated experience in convening and driving consensus processes among public health subject matter experts; identifying policy options; and writing policy analyses
- Demonstrated competence in managing a variety of activities concurrently, meeting deadlines, and ensuring attention to detail in producing quality products
- Ability to function both independently as well as part of a team
- Strong written and oral communication skills


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Management Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000430 Job Open Date: 12/07/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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      Job No:
      Posted: 3/6/2018
      Application Due: 5/5/2018
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