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Job Title: Principal Policy Analyst/Senior Research Project Manager
Job Number: 2021-14326
Organization: Oregon Health & Sciences University - Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Posted: 12/30/2021
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Portland,  OR    USA
Compensation: $82,419-$123,627 per year, commensurate w/ qualifications, experience and equity
Position Description: Please note: This position has the potential for full-time telework.

The Principal Policy Analyst has primary responsibility for overseeing research and evaluation projects on Medicaid, state policy, and health-related social policy within the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE). Responsibilities include:

Designing and executing analytic projects related to the implementation and evaluation of Medicaid waivers, changes in health care delivery, and other innovations designed to improve outcomes and the value of the health care system Identifying and analyzing policy innovations in the organization and financing of health care services in Oregon, Washington, and other states Fostering and maintaining relationships with senior leaders in the state agencies Representing CHSE at public meetings Writing issue briefs, large evaluation reports, and working with CHSE staff on the design and presentation of materials and dissemination activities, and monitoring budgets and staffing for projects Coordinating the work of both quantitative and qualitative teams and contributes directly to project deliverables through project planning, facilitation of team meetings, development of background materials, synthesis of data analyses, writing, revision, and data visualization Likely projects include policy studies and program evaluations for state and local government agencies, private foundations, and other clients. While CHSE’s focus is quantitative research, work may include collaborations with other teams within or outside OHSU to produce mixed-methods products.

The position functions with a high degree of autonomy and self-direction, working directly with client leadership and other external stakeholders and coordinating investigators, analysts, communication specialists, and other team members to ensure deliverables meet the highest standards for methodological rigor, clarity, and relevance. The Principal Policy Analyst is key to ensuring CHSE’s work informs public policy.???

Qualifications: Required:

Master's Degree in relevant field and 5 years of relevant experience; OR Bachelor's Degree in relevant field in conjunction with an equivalent combination of training and experience Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative research programs or research agendas Experience scoping, budgeting, and negotiating large public-policy evaluation contracts or equivalent projects Experience leading quantative and qualitative policy research or evaluation teams Ability to work autonomously within a team- based environment Ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner, as well as to anticipate need Detail oriented; strong organizational skills Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Intermediate knowledge and skill level utilizing databases Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills


Master's or PhD in in health services research or relevant field Experience with Medicaid programs or state health policy Prior experience managing large, complex research project with multiple teams and multiple sites Experience in writing/drafting manuscripts Statistical or econometric expertise, including observational analyses of claims data

Organization Description: Our mission is to provide the analyses, evidence and economic expertise to build a better and more sustainable healthcare system.

To achieve our mission, we combine state-of- the-art analytic methods, a variety of data sources, and innovative approaches to data visualization and communication. We value methodological rigor, scientific objectivity, and collaborative partnerships.

Our team includes faculty members with PhDs in economics and statistics, and a research staff with diverse academic backgrounds and experience. Our work is defined by three distinct but related focus areas:

Academic Research led by CHSE investigators or in partnership with other investigators, with a track record of publication in prominent peer-reviewed journals. Policy Research delivering clear and actionable evidence and recommendations for health care policymakers at the local, state, and national levels. Clinical Analytics to improve patient care and efficiency within the OHSU Health System in partnership with physicians and hospital executives.

Closing Date: 3/30/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Toby Futch,  Principal Policy Analyst/Senior Research Project Manager
Contact Location: 3030 S Moody Ave

   OR  97239
United States
Contact Location: 3030 S Moody Ave
     OR  97239
  United States
Contact Phone: 15034949876 
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How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis for candidates to be interviewed. Start date is as soon as hiring process can be completed.

Additional Information: All are welcome Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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