Research Fellow Position
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The Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota seeks a Research Fellow to work at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), a health policy research and technical assistance center located at the University of Minnesota. Duties include planning and managing projects, analyzing data, writing reports, and disseminating information, including presenting seminars, and acting as a liaison between SHADAC and state agency personnel. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. Travel may be required. The Research Fellow works under the direction of the SHADAC Principal Investigator and collaborates with other SHADAC personnel and external partners on a project-by-project basis.
Master’s degree in health economics, public policy, or a related discipline with a health policy focus (e.g., health services research, economics, sociology); experience in working with health policy or policy analysis, particularly health care coverage and access issues; and knowledge of federal and state health care policy and programs. Candidates must have experience in managing data; analyzing complex data sets; conducting statistical analyses; synthesizing information; and producing clear, concise, and understandable reports and presentations. Strong statistical analysis and organizational skills, excellent English verbal and written communication skills, collaborative team-oriented work skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
- Ability to write for, interact with, and present to varied professional and lay audiences
- Excellent attention to detail
- Experience in a state or federal health policy setting
- Experience in working with development and management of databases
- Strong data visualization skills and experience in working with GIS and mapping software
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and staff and ability to interact with a wide range of people from policy makers to practitioners to consumers
- Ability to work within a high-paced, team-focused environment with competing demands while ensuring high-quality work by self and staff
- Ability to track and measure project performance for program evaluation purposes
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
This 12-month, 100% time position is annually renewable, dependent on continued availability of funding and offers the standard University benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates should apply at this website. They will be asked to provide contact and demographic information, and a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references. E-mailed applications are not accepted. Contact Andrea Goodenough at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Does this position require a background check? Yes