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The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy is recruiting for the following positions:

Managing Associate
Washington, DC

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Managing Associate within the Medical Products research portfolio. The worksite for this position will be the Duke-Margolis office in Washington, DC.

The individual in this role will support Duke-Margolis by leading research and economic analyses with a focus on competition policy and pricing strategies. The Managing Associate is primarily responsible for developing and managing day-to-day activities related to multiple projects and collaborating with senior research staff and faculty to write white papers, peer-reviewed publications, policy memos, and other related research deliverables. This role is actively involved in portfolio development and regularly interacts with project funders, collaborators, international and domestic stakeholders, and senior Duke-Margolis leadership to develop the strategic plan for the portfolio.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Either of the following:

    • Master’s degree in economics, health economics, or related field plus a minimum of six years of relevant post-Master’s work experience, OR
    • PhD in economics, health economics, or related field plus a minimum of three years of relevant post-doctorate work experience.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced project office with varied responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy research, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources.
  • Proven competence in managing research projects.
  • A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is preferred. 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge/experience in competition policy and economic pricing strategies.
  • Specialized experience in the areas of health financing and payment reform for medical products is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to exercise good judgement and initiative are required.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage a project team effectively.
  • Must be able to function independently; prefer experience collaborating with multinational teams.
  • Must have strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Project and staff management experience strongly preferred.  
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and research software, such as STATA.
  • Availability to travel 10% of time. 
  • To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Senior Research Assistant 
Washington, DC or Durham, NC

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Senior Research Assistant. The worksite for this position may be either Washington, DC or Durham, NC.

The individual in this role will support Duke-Margolis projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on medical product development and innovation, real-world data and evidence, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms.

Primary responsibilities include conducting background research, performing literature reviews, extensive writing for a range of deliverable types (e.g., policy briefs, white papers, blog posts), and supporting Center events and convening. This will include support for project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (health policy, public health, health economics, data science, population health, epidemiology, health economics, etc.).

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Knowledge/experience and interest in biomedical science and health policy is preferred.
  • Policy research skills, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, is required.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public health, epidemiology, or data science is preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and management experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to interact with high level individuals and organizations is required.
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials is required.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online.

Research Associate 
Durham, NC

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Research Associate. The worksite for this position will be Durham, NC.

This specific research associate position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on health care delivery and payment reform. He or she may collaborate on projects with a broad range of topics, including state health policies (including North Carolina), practice transformation in specialty care environments, payment reform by public and private payers, patient engagement, social drivers of health, and other topics. Primary responsibilities include conducting background research; drafting summary documents, blog posts, and policy briefs; and managing Center events and convening. This will include support for project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Education and work experience requirements to be met by one of the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., health policy, public policy, public administration, public health, health economics) and at least 4 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • Advanced professional degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, health care delivery, public policy, public health, health economics, data science, or patient safety is preferred.
  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy research, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.
  • Interest in payment and delivery reform and health policy is required.
  • Familiarity with current trends and regulations in payment and delivery system reform is required.
  • Policy research skills, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, are required. Data analysis capabilities are preferred.
  • Ability to interact with high level individuals and organizations is required.
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials is required.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced project environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage a project team effectively.
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited oversight and supervision.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgement and initiative.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant research and analytic software.
  • Ability to travel 10%.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online.

Research Associate 
Washington, DC or Durham, NC

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Research Associate. The worksite for this position may be either Washington, DC or Durham, NC.

The individual in this role will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on medical product development and innovation, real-world data and evidence, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, and the intersection of scientific and regulatory advancement with broader US health policy reforms.

Primary responsibilities include conducting background research; drafting summary documents, blog posts, and policy briefs; and managing Center events and convening. This will include support for project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Educational and work experience requirements to be met by one of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of relevant work experience. OR
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., health policy, public health, health economics, data science, population health, epidemiology, health economics, etc.) and at least 4 years of relevant work experience OR
    • Advanced professional degree (e.g., PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public health, epidemiology, or data science is preferred.
  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in policy research, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge/experience in biomedical science and health policy is required.
  • Policy research skills, including the ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, are required. Quantitative and qualitative data analysis capabilities are preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and management experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to interact with high level individuals and organizations is required.
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials is required.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced project environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage a project team effectively.
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited oversight and supervision.
  • Must have the ability to exercise good judgement and initiative.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant research and analytic software.
  • Ability to travel 10%.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit materials online.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.