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

Research Assistant

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has an opening for a Research Assistant in the Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy.  The worksite for this position will be the Duke-Margolis Center office in Durham, NC.

A Research Assistant will Support the Center projects with research and analysis on a broad range of topics, including international models of accountable care, health financing and payment and delivery reform. Primary responsibilities include conducting background research and literature reviews, drafting summary documents, policy briefs, and meeting materials, supporting academic paper development.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Strong research experience and outstanding writing skills is required.
  • Literature review and analytical skills; capacity to learn job specific software programs is required.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with domestic health reform, health economics and global health is required.
  • Prior professional research experience in academia, government, or a research organization is preferred.
  • Training or research experience in the fields of health policy, public health, public policy, or health economics is preferred.
  • Familiarity with accountable care organizations in the U.S. and international payment and delivery reform is preferred.
  • Flexibility to work independently and collaboratively
  • Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Suite (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required

Interested individuals must complete the electronic application online.


Research Associate


This position is located in Washington, DC.

This research associate position will support the Center projects with research, writing, and analysis with a focus on healthcare payment reform, including reforms focused on medical products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and gene therapies. He or she may also collaborate on other projects with a broad range of topics, including health care delivery and physician payment reforms, pharmaceutical and medical device policy, US health policy, patient engagement, and biomedical innovation.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Supports Research Director by managing policy research and development on healthcare payment reform projects. Activities to include guiding background research, developing project content, creating project plans, managing deliverables, interacting with external stakeholders
  • Leads development of summary documents, policy briefs, and contributes to the development of internal and external Power Point presentations
  • Supports the project activities through coordination, logistics management, and some administrative tasks.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Education: A graduate degree in health economics, public policy, public administration, public health, epidemiology, or a relevant discipline,
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required. He/she might have supervision responsabilities
  • Familiarity with current trends and regulations in health care payment reform, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare programs, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and/or drug payment approaches is required
  • Training or experience in the fields of health care or drug payment reform, health policy, public policy, public health, health economics is preferred.
  • Policy research skills, including ability to synthesize content from a broad range of sources, is required. Some data analysis capabilities would be preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Strong research and writing experience is required.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to interact with high level individuals and organizations is preferred.
  • Ability to transform complicated information into easy to understand materials is required.
  • Ability to complete tasks with limited oversight and supervision.

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

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