The Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) is a national leader in evidence-based decision-making and policy design. The Center works with state policymakers in more than 25 states to use high-quality evidence to guide decisions, maximize resources, and improve health outcomes. The Center is objective and non-partisan, working in states across the country to support evidence-based decision-making. The Center does not lobby, and does not accept funding from industry, advocates, or trade associations. Though embedded within OHSU, the Center is entirely self-supporting. The Center staff members work closely with state and federal policymakers to research existing policies, programs, and develop policy options. The Center actively seeks staff partners who share its commitment to evidence, integrity, innovation, tangible results, and products that are independent, high-quality, evidence-based, and effective in meeting the needs of decision makers. The Center strives to be a healthy and thriving work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We are committed to an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and perspective. We are dedicated to continuous improvement that enables inclusive collaboration among staff with diverse skills and perspectives with the goal of enhancing quality and accessibility of our work for our clients. The Center promotes leadership that inspires innovation, motivates people to perform at their highest levels, and makes the Center a great place to work.
Function/Duties of Position
This position's primary function is to conduct data analysis using state-level and multi-agency data for public payers and policy decision makers. Successful candidates will have expertise in using statistical software programs (e.g., R, STATA), particularly focused on analyzing exposures or interventions and outcomes through univariable and multivariable statistical models.
Beyond conducting analyses, this position will have expertise in acquiring data from organizations and programs (e.g., data use agreements), managing regulatory processes (e.g., institutional review board), and data management and oversight skills. This position will also have Research Associates as direct reports. Responsibilities include:
Independently lead data analysis research products and projects
Provide leadership for potential and ongoing data orientied activities
Communication and dissemination
Master's degree in biostatistics or statistics and at least 10 years of relevant combined experience in biostatistics or statistics; OR PhD in biostatistics or statistics and at least 5 years of relevant combined experience in biostatistics and statistics.
At least 5 years of experience conducting data analysis and with data management using statistical software programs (e.g., R, STATA).
Experience interpreting analytical findings for use in public payer and policy decision making.
Experience with analyzing primary and secondary datasets, particularly state-level datasets from programs such as Medicaid.
Experience working with a citation management software application (e.g., EndNote).
Experience with data visualization software programs (e.g., Tableau).
Experience executing and tracking DUAs and IRB protocols.
Experience using a private server to store and analyze datasets.
Experience developing and overseeing manuals of procedures for data analysis and management.
Experience presenting research to various audiences, including public sector decision makers.
Experience working on multiple research projects and teams simultaneously with excellent organizational skills.
Ability to translate complex findings into digestible and actionable written research products, and oral presentations.
Exceptional ability to use statistical software programs (e.g., R, STATA) for data analysis and management purposes.
Excellent writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills. Ability to adhere to style guides and respond in a timely and collaborative manner to reviewer and editor assessments of documents and other products.
Proficiency in data matching (e.g., deterministic matching, probabilistic matching).
Proficiency in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and Outlook.
Ability to provide training, mentorship and or supervision to data analysts, and other colleagues at the Center, as needed.
PhD in biostatistics or statistics.
Significant experience tailoring data analysis findings to decision makers.
Record of peer-reviewed publication.
Some health policy (local, state, or federal government or equivalent) experience.
Experience managing a private server that stores large, integrated datasets.
Expertise in Tableau.
Experience conducting cost-benefit-analysis, program evaluation, or economic analyses.
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