NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Senior Research Associate to join the Health Sciences Research Department. Our Health Sciences staff evaluate 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 recognizes that talented and skilled researchers live throughout the U.S. and actively supports remote work arrangements, with departmental approval.
As a condition of employment, all NORC employees and contractors – including those working remotely - must be fully vaccinated (as defined by current CDC guidance) against COVID-19.
|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 collaboratively with colleagues in the Health Care and Public Health Departments 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.
- Support project directors in research design, data collection and analysis, while supporting the manager with timely project management and production of deliverables
- Develop instrumentation for quantitative or qualitative data collection
- Plan and conduct a wide range of data collection activities
- Analyze data
- Draft reports and presentations
- Play a support role in management, coordination, writing and budgeting for business development.
- Bachelor's Degree; Masters' degree strongly preferred in Health Policy, Public Health, or other related field.
- Minimum three (3) years' research experience which should include playing a lead role in managing and driving tasks, using and designing qualitative data collection tools including key informant interviews, site visits and focus groups.
- An interest in health care delivery, patient safety, and quality of care research.
- Strong analytic ability, writing and organizational skills are required.
- Quantitative analysis experience including working knowledge of SAS, SPSS (or other statistical data analysis packages) strongly preferred.
- Strong proficiency with MS Office software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required.
|WHAT WE DO:
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, our teams have 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 us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.
|WHO WE ARE:
For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we’re known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.
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.