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

 

Senior Research Assistant – Value-Based Payment Reform for Medical Products
Washington, DC or Durham, NC

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has multiple openings for a Senior Research Assistant to support the Value-Based Payment for Medical Products portfolio. The work site for this position can be either in the Duke-Margolis offices in Washington, DC or Durham, NC.

This specific senior research assistant position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device policy and payment reform. She or he may collaborate on projects spanning a broad range of topics, including regulatory science, product safety surveillance, comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, US health policy, patient engagement, and biomedical innovation.

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:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (health policy, public policy, public administration, public health, health economics, etc.). Master’s degree with at least one year of related work experience is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Interest in biomedical science and health policy is preferred.
  • Knowledge/experience in payment reform for medical products 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 policy, public health, data science, or patient safety 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.

 
Senior Research Assistant – Biomedical Innovation Portfolio
Washington, DC 

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Senior Research Assistant. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in Washington, DC.

This specific senior research assistant position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on medical product development and innovation, medical device and pharmaceutical policy, regulatory science, 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:
Educational attainment and work experience requirements to be met by one of the following: 
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (health policy, public policy, public administration, public health, health economics, etc.). Master’s degree with at least one year of related work experience is preferred.
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 policy, public health, data science, or patient safety 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 – Biomedical Innovation Portfolio
Washington, DC 

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Research Associate. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in Washington, DC.

This specific research associate position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on medical product development and innovation, US FDA regulatory science and 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 attainment 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., PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public policy, public health, health economics, data science, or patient safety is preferred.
  • Strong research and writing experience is required.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.
  • Knowledge/experience and interest 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. 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.

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

 

Research Assistant
Washington, DC 

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Research Assistant. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in Washington, DC.

This specific research assistant position will support Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on healthcare delivery and payment reform. He or she may collaborate on projects spanning a broad range of topics, including pharmaceutical and medical device policy, regulatory science, product safety surveillance, comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, US health policy, patient engagement, and biomedical innovation.

Primary responsibilities include conducting background research, performing literature reviews, drafting summary documents, 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:

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

  • Bachelor’s degree

Applicants may be considered for a senior research assistant role if they have the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience. OR
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (health policy, public policy, public administration, public health, health economics, etc.). Master’s degree with at least one year of related work experience is preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Strong research and writing experience 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, is required. Some data analysis capabilities would be preferred.
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials is required.
  • Ability to interact with high level individuals and organizations is required.
  • Training or experience in the fields of health policy, public policy, public health, data science, or patient safety is preferred.
  • Administrative, project coordination, and management experience is preferred.

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

 

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