NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Senior Research Associate to join the Health Care Research Departments. The Health Care Research teams conducts work on a variety of health policy topics including patient safety, health information technology, access to health care and the uninsured, health care expenditures, the Medicare program, and public health and emergency preparedness.
NORC recognizes that talented and skilled researchers live throughout the U.S. and actively supports remote work arrangements. Occasional trips to client sites or the office may be required. For those interested in hybrid work schedules, our main offices are Bethesda, MD, Chicago, IL, Cambridge, MA, and Atlanta, GA.
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 Care
NORC’s expertise and ongoing work in health care delivery and financing — including access to insurance, payment and delivery-system reform, benefit design, and quality measurement — advance stakeholders’ understanding of policies and programs, facilitate implementation, and contribute to important improvements in cost and quality.
NORC’s expert staff has extensive knowledge of all aspects of health care delivery, from private marketplaces and employer-sponsored insurance to Medicare and Medicaid; from large health care systems to small clinics; and from the needs of children to those of older adults, people with disabilities, and ethnic and racial minorities. Our expert team includes social scientists that acquire, collect, and analyze data from health care organizations and patients; evaluators; health services researchers; health-policy analysts; and professionals with first-hand experience running and supporting health care programs.
- Lead key tasks in research design, data collection and analysis, while supporting the project 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 key 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.
- 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.
- Experience and familiarity with Medicaid and/or Medicare programs and health care for vulnerable populations is a plus, especially state-level health programs preferred.
- Analytic expertise in health care claims strongly preferred.
- Strong proficiency with MS Office software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required (once it is safe to do so.)
|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.