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Job Title: Research Associate
Job Number:
Organization: AcademyHealth
Posted: 7/17/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Compensation: $52,000 - $60,000
Position Description: AcademyHealth, the professional home and leading national organization for health services researchers, policymakers, and health care practitioners and stakeholders, is currently seeking a Research Associate to provide substantive, analytic, and administrative staff support. The incumbent will support a variety of projects, including a new learning network focused on innovations in the way health services research is conducted and used.

The ideal candidate is highly organized, a self-starter, great writer and eager to take on new challenges. Early career professionals with two to four years of substantive work experience in a health care policy or research setting are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

• Developing and applying substantive knowledge of the institutions and context in which health policy is created, health care is delivered, public and population health is pursued, and research is undertaken to support these efforts.

• Working on a team to support a variety of programmatic activities including conference calls, webinars, in-person meetings, including agenda development, presenter coordination and materials preparation.

• Summarizing quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in written, oral, and visual formats.

• Conducting comprehensive literature reviews using electronic databases and synthesizing findings.

• Assisting in the production of policy papers, briefs, summaries and reports for distribution, including writing and editing.

• Cultivating and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders and consultants.

• Updating content and managing the program website and other electronic dissemination vehicles.

• Assisting in the development of new programs and projects, including drafting proposals, and assisting in the implementation of those projects.

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications:

• Masters degree in health policy, public policy, economics, public health or related field from accredited college or university including training in quantitative and qualitative analytic methods.

• Two to four years of substantive work experience in health policy, public or population health, health care, or health services research.

• Mature, adaptable, resourceful, detail- oriented individual able to work independently and with a team.

• Creative, strategic thinker; able to recognize/take advantage of opportunities.

• Professional interest in health policy issues.

• Strong written and oral communications skills.

• Strong organizational skills.

• Demonstrated project management experience, including demonstrated ability to efficiently plan, organize, and manage complex, multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision or direction.

• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Organization Description: AcademyHealth is the leading organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. We collaborate with our members, the health services and policy research community, and other key stakeholders to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy, and translate evidence into action.

Closing Date: 11/30/2018
Desired Starting Date: 9/24/2018
Contact Name: Teasha Powell,  Research Associate
Contact Location: 1666 K Street NW
Ste. 1100
Washington   DC  20006
United States
Contact Location: 1666 K Street NW
  Ste. 1100
  Washington   DC  20006
  United States
Contact Phone: 2022926757 6757
Contact Fax: 2022926757
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, analytical writing sample and three professional references (with emails and phone numbers) to Human Resources, AcademyHealth, 1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006. Email: Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying.

Additional Information: AcademyHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AcademyHealth will provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under the District of Columbia Human Rights Act or Federal Law. We ensure non-discriminatory practices in all matters relating to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, and all treatment on the job.

AcademyHealth offers a collegial work environment, countless professional development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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