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Research Specialist

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Working Title: Research Specialist

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-13-2018

Posting Summary:
The Center for Health Policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy seeks highly qualified applicants for a Research Specialist.

The position requires collaboration between the principal investigator(s) to develop research projects, administer policy studies/analysis in the lab and in field settings, and conduct data analysis of large and small data sets. The preferred candidate will have experience in Big Data analysis, Federal, State and Regional Policies regarding Health Care, Health Economics, Health Systems and Delivery Models. The incumbent will provide training and supervision to undergraduate research assistants, and coordinate data collection. This position will be involved with data preparation and basic analysis, and will help build an active participant pool for research studies, and collaborate in stimulus design and preparation. This position will be responsible for Center administration tasks: helping to order equipment, supervise research group meetings, and meet with the principal investigators and graduate students weekly about progress and goal-setting.

A Master's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree with at least 3 years of relevant experience is required. Applicants must possess previous experience with lab administration and data analysis regarding health care and/or health economics. Knowledge of research methods and strong quantitative analytic skills is required.
Applicants must posses strong administrative and organizational skills, and demonstrate good communication and writing skills. Demonstrated grant-writing training and experience are also required. Experience with SAS STATA and Microsoft Office applications is required. Preference will be given to candidates with; Big Data analysis, Federal, State and Regional Policies regarding Health Care, Health Economics, Health Systems and Delivery Models.

**This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance **

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624035. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Research methods, administrative and organizational skills, good communication and writing skills.
Strong Quantitative Analytic skills and experience are core competencies.
Demonstrated grant-writing training and experience are required.

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Posted: 9/14/2018
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