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Research Asst., Health Policy
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Job Description

The Health Policy Research Center at the Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full-time paid Research Assistant to support the research activities of investigators within the Program for Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis ideally for two years, beginning in summer 2019.

Reporting to John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE, and Vicki Fung, PhD, the Research Assistant will play a key role in conducting research that examines the clinical and economic effects of health care policy changes in the United States, including insurance coverage expansion, payment reform, and delivery system change. Specific clinical areas include mental health, dementia, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Working in collaboration with a team of researchers, clinicians, economists, and biostatisticians, the Research Assistant's responsibilities could include the following:

* Obtaining and combining novel data sources
* Extracting, cleaning, and analyzing data (e.g., medical claims, survey, clinical outcomes)
* Evaluating the impact of health policies on health care access, use, quality, and spending
* Assisting with disseminating findings through presentations and manuscripts
* Conducting literature reviews
* Completing IRB applications
* Assisting with the execution of data use agreements
* Gathering background information on specific policy changes
* Provide general administrative support to all project members

Applicants must be a current senior or recent graduate who has completed coursework in statistics, mathematics, health policy, economics, or a related field. They must have excellent quantitative, analytic, and organizational skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team setting, and an enthusiasm for learning about health policy and new methodologies related to the research. Prior experience with statistical programs (e.g., Stata, SAS, R), database management, and the research process is a plus.

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.

Please send resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript.

About Partners HealthCare System

Partners HealthCare, founded in 1994 by MGH and BWH, offers patients a continuum of coordinated, high-quality care. Partners includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related organizations. Partners is a non-profit organization supported in part by charitable contributions.