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Job Title: Sponsor Funded Professional, Senior Research Associate (Health Policy & Finance)
Job Number: 18001241
Organization: Georgia Health Policy Center
Posted: 11/5/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: The Senior Research Associate (SRA) is a member of multiple research, technical assistance, policy development, and programmatic teams depending on scope of work. The center’s current scope of work includes health care access, health insurance, health policy, child health and child policy, school health, behavioral health, long-term care, cancer, community health system development, public health systems, social determinants of health equity and Medicaid. The SRA manages the daily operations of grants and contracts. The current position will focus on health policy and finance and lead this area for the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health.

This position reports directly to the Project Director or Associate Project Director. The position works closely with internal staff as well as external consultants and clients. This position may or may not supervise staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: •Serves as project manager by providing administrative and management support to existing contracts and grants. •Serves as a member of the team that designs and conducts quantitative and qualitative research to address health related problems and publish results in professional and peer-reviewed journals. •Writes reports, abstracts, briefing papers, presentations, and other research- related communications. •Facilitates group meetings through the use of meeting design strategies to ensure that meeting goals and objectives are met. Manages meeting goals and objectives, meeting announcements and materials, and reports meeting results. • Leads the development of creative solutions to complex health policy issues. • Manages research teams by coordinating administrative support, budget management, IRB approval, staffing and client support. •May or may not supervise the work of and mentor staff. •Serves as a member of the grant writing team responsible for literature reviews, background information, and conceptualization of ideas or other aspects of the grant application process as assigned. •Maintains existing relationships with external clients, stakeholders and university-wide partners. •Communicates learnings from GHPC projects, programs and research to various audiences though policy briefs, academic publications, project reports, presentations and facilitated meetings, etc. •Leads meetings and represents the GHPC at national conferences and meetings. •Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in health policy, health management, economics, law, psychology, public health, public policy, or a related field and 1 year of experience; OR a Master’s degree and 4 years’ experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years’ experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Strong research and evaluation skills; management experience; experience in health policy, finance, and health systems; background or knowledge in the area of children’s behavioral health.

Organization Description: The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), established in 1995, integrates research, policy, and programs to advance health and well-being. The center conducts, analyzes and disseminates qualitative and quantitative findings to connect decision makers with the objective research and guidance needed to make informed decisions about health policy and programs. Today the center is at work in more than 220 communities in all 50 states, helping our nation to improve health status. In 2017, the GHPC added a global portfolio, including work in Nigeria, Sudan, and Ireland.

Closing Date: 11/18/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Ashley Jones,  Senior Research Associate Health Policy & Finance
Contact Location: 55 Park Place, NE
8th Floor
Atlanta    30303
Contact Location: 55 Park Place, NE
  8th Floor
  Atlanta    30303
Contact Phone: 404-413-0084 
Contact Fax: 404-413-0316
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: All interested candidates may apply through the Georgia State University Human Resources website ( The position is listed as Sponsor Funded Professional Senior Research Associate-18001241

Additional Information: The salary for this position will range from $68,000 - $85,000. The position is sponsor- funded and is contingent upon funding.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/18/2018