Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks a Research Scientist to serve as principal investigator and co-investigator for research projects focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and programs. This opportunity is for an individual with a PhD in health services research, health economics, health policy, or related field and additional experience in the quantitative analysis of health care data. Experience conducting research with public or private health insurance claims and/or other large, administrative databases is strongly desired. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing research projects in the Health Policy and Practice Program (HP3) for which we provide scientific and technical expertise to federal health policymakers. This individual will also contribute to new research opportunities in the HP3 program area with the goal of expanding our portfolio of high quality research that has strong potential to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in the United States.
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is committed to improving patient lives through research and data analysis. We are clinicians, health policy researchers, biostatisticians, data and project managers, programmers, and other professionals who share a passion for high quality research – and we’re growing! Join our diverse and dynamic staff to help us solve the pressing health care challenges of today and tomorrow.
More information about this opportunity and the benefit program at Arbor Research is available on the careers page at www.ArborResearch.org.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and carry out applied and/or methodological research leading to peer-reviewed publications, reports to sponsoring agencies, and other dissemination strategies. Work will be carried out in partnership with other Arbor Research investigators and our analytical team, as well as external collaborators.
Provide scientific and operational leadership and oversight for research projects, often including as a principal investigator or project director.
Lead or participate in proposals for innovative new research studies that meaningfully extend Arbor Research’s portfolio, as well as support individual career development goals.
Work with experts in our project management office to oversee project implementation, tasks, and timelines.
Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic initiatives within our program areas (thematic groupings of Arbor’s research projects).
Provide mentorship and/or guidance to the analytic staff and other team members.
Present seminars, talks, and lectures externally on behalf of Arbor Research, and internally for staff advancement and education.
Work creatively to identify additional ways to translate research findings into improving health care practice, policy, and patient outcomes.
Research Scientists work with a substantial amount of independence, initiating and guiding their own work. A primary mentor is identified, with additional opportunities for mentorship and collaboration through other team members. Formal supervision is provided by a Senior Research Scientist (or other senior research staff member) who may or may not also be the formal mentor.
PhD in health services research, health economics, health policy, public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, or other social science field
Two (2) years of relevant postdoctoral research experience at a research-based organization
Capability to succeed in research, as demonstrated by development of specific content-area expertise, lead or senior authorship on refereed publications or reports to policymakers/sponsors, and/or invited presentations.
Demonstrated success, or potential for success, with securing funding for new projects consistent with the Arbor Research mission.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to travel, including international, with several nights away from home per year.
Knowledge of current national health care priorities, policies, and strategies including but not limited to CMS and Medicare
Familiarity with statistical software, SAS and Stata preferred
Familiarity with mixed method research approaches and rapid-cycle evaluation
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Arbor Research Collaborative for Health provides reasonable accommodation upon request, in accordance with State and Federal laws.
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Arbor Research Collaborative for Health conducts major studies in epidemiology and public health. We collaborate closely with faculty and researchers from other major research organizations in the United States and around the world to perform research that affects clinical practice, policy development, and medical payment systems. Since 1997, we have engaged in national and international health ou...tcomes research related to chronic disease and end-stage organ failure. Formerly known as the University Renal Research and Education Association (URREA), Arbor Research is a not-for-profit research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.