Research Specialist - School of Public Health 13898
The West Virginia University School of Public Health is seeking applications for a Research Specialist located in Morgantown, WV. This position is a key participant in the emerging State-University partnership between the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Overarching responsibilities include working with the state to programmatic and project needs, conducting relevant policy and evaluation research, and participating in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Serves as a University representative and liaison to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the planning and performance of projects, programs and activities.
Provides supervision of associated personnel as required.
Ensures that project management activities are compliant with University-level policies for the responsible conduct of research as well as federal, and state policies.
Prepares reports as required by the University, the Health Sciences Center administration, and external agencies.
Executes contracts and commitments and administers funding as authorized by the Associate Vice President for Health Affairs within established policies.
Conducts or directs special projects as assigned.
Provides strategy development consultation. Specifically, this position will include facilitation of strategy development for a consulting engagement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) regarding the development of an 1115 Waiver for Work and Community Engagement Requirements Options.
In conjunction with leadership from WVDHHR, work will include the identification of project requirements for a feasibility assessment and potential development of an 1115 Waiver for Work and Community Engagement Requirements Options.
Prepares statement of work. Specifically, this work will include the development of a statement of work for a consulting engagement with WVDHHR for a feasibility assessment of potential development of an 1115 waiver for work and community engagement requirements option.
Master's degree in public health; or equivalent amount of combined education and work experience.
Two (2) years of experience working within governmental sectors involving the provision of services to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Extensive knowledge and experience in public health and Medicaid services
Ability to project and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude.
Demonstrated understanding of the synergy between academic, clinical, governmental, and private sector systems for purposes of healthcare related initiatives and models.
Knowledge and experience of healthcare systems, including issues related to health care access, payment, quality and patient safety.
Valid driver's license and ability to travel.
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jan 9, 2020
Posting Classification: FE/AP
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 195562
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.