NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a qualified Research Scientist to support the Health Sciences Research Department in our Bethesda, MD office.
This position is responsible for providing direction and task leadership in all aspects of project work which could include development of analytic approaches, questionnaire design, data collection strategy, acquisition of existing data, data analysis, and/or preparing study conclusions and developing high quality reports.
|DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences
NORC’s Health Sciences staff produce rich data on social priorities including child development and healthy aging, the uses of electronic clinical data in research, and the applications and effectiveness of health information technology.
Our expert staff evaluates the effectiveness of federal investments in informatics, supports the emerging fields of patient-centered outcomes research and mobile health. The staff also work on large implementation science projects involving patient safety and quality.
NORC’s Health Sciences staff work closely with colleagues in Health Care and Public Health to offer program, policy, and research solutions. Our work is guided by a commitment to long-lasting partnerships, transparency, and high-quality, nonpartisan research that improves health and health care for all people.
- Serve as task leader with budget responsibilities on complex scientific and or technical components of large projects or a series of smaller projects.
- Design research studies in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers.
- Author and present research at client and professional meetings and lead drafting of final project reports. Submit articles for publication in refereed journals.
- Author sections of analysis reports, technical reports, OMB clearance packages, and other documentary deliverables.
- Assist with quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Engage in business development activities including authoring various sections of the technical proposal.
- Monitor task budget and schedule.
- Supervise staff involved for specific tasks and projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree or Bachelor’s Degree and equivalent experience required; PhD in health sciences, health policy or public health preferred.
- At least 6 years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility in survey research or related field (or equivalent education) including at least 3 years' of social science project management as well as experience with the design and execution of social science research and in publishing research results, with a strong career-appropriate record of peer-reviewed technical publications
- Advanced understanding of quantitative analysis.
- Strong problem solving, project management, relationship management skills.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Some experience in client communications and relationship management; solid technical writing skills.
- Strong proficiency with MS Office software; strong proficiency with statistical analysis packages.
- Must have experience managing and mentoring staff.
- Strong writing skills.
- Occasional travel to client meetings.
NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.
NORC conducts research in five main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs.
We provide comprehensive and integrated services that span the research cycle, and offer solutions that anticipate and address critical needs in research and data science. We approach all work with deep technical expertise, a spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to scientific integrity.
|A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE:
As one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States, and through its affiliation with the University of Chicago, NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings.
|A PASSION FOR INNOVATION:
NORC’s subject matter experts and survey professionals develop and employ innovative study designs, research methods, and technical applications to derive meaningful and accurate results.
| A COMMITMENT TO COLLEGIALITY:
NORC cultivates an interdisciplinary culture of achievement in which senior investigators from diverse fields and professional backgrounds collaborate with the next generation of researchers in an open, collegial environment.
NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.