Research Specialist Intermediate
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-19
The Health Equity, Law and Policy Research (HELPR) Lab is seeking a Health Policy Research Specialist Intermediate to support its mission. The Health Equity, Law and Policy Research Lab is a vehicle for health policy and equity research in the University of Virginia's Department of Public Health Sciences. Our mission is to leverage the potential of research to add statistical rigor and unique insights to health policy discourse at all levels of government to synthesize knowledge from the growing health policy evidence base to improve health and health care for all Americans.
HELPR Lab seeks a highly motivated Health Policy Research Specialist Intermediate who is interested in engaging in translational health policy research. The Research Specialist Intermediate will conduct independent research and orchestrate research projects of graduate students and medical residents in the lab. Current research activities include projects on health care access (including the cost of insurance), drivers of health expenditures, evaluation of existing federal programs (Medicaid), and social drivers of health outcomes. The ideal candidate for this position is excited about working collaboratively with others to produce evidence-based policy recommendations. Additionally, the ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong leadership and organizational skills.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Conduct innovative independent research in health policy 2. Assist with project concept development and implementation 3. Coordinate graduate student research projects 4. Draft grant proposals for management 5. Perform administrative tasks to ensure smooth operation of the lab
Qualifications and Skills:
1. Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Policy, or Epidemiology 2. 2+ years of health policy or public health research experience 3. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team 4. Strong attention to detail 5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
To apply for this position, complete an Application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.
For questions related to the application process, please contact Ricky Anjorin at [email protected]u.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.