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

Senior Research Assistant

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 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 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.

Research Director, High-Value Care Initiatives
Durham, NC USA

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Research Director to direct a portfolio of high-value care initiatives. Reporting to the Duke-Margolis Deputy Director, Policy, the Research Director will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of projects related to advancing health care reforms and new models of care at the Federal and state level, including engagement with states, the Federal government, and private-sector initiatives.  

The Research Director will interact regularly with external project sponsors and collaborators, including government agencies, academic centers, advocacy organizations, medical product manufacturers, and health care organizations. He/she will collaborate with Duke-Margolis leadership and manage the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects to ensure the successful execution of project objectives and the Center’s strategic goals. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in Durham, NC, and would require some travel to Washington, DC to coordinate with Center faculty and staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Educational attainment and work experience that meets one of the following:
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least five years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in health policy, health economics, public health, or other relevant field and ten or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Graduate (MA-level or higher) degree in a field related to health policy, health care management, or health economics preferred.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a position of comparable experience and responsibility preferred.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity.
  • Proven ability to write business documents and plans.
  • Professional and assertive with a positive approach to working in a team environment and demonstrated proficiency in managing teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Experience in a fast-paced office setting, preferably in a government, non-profit, or policy/political organization.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge in several of the following areas is preferred: health care payment reform and new models of care, Medicare and/or Medicaid, state health policy, and methods for evaluation of payment and other policy reforms.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Strong organization, high initiative, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, poise, and mature judgment.
  • Ability to interact and manage relationships with high-ranking individuals and complex organizations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Flexibility to work in the evenings, early mornings, and on weekends, if required.
  • Ability to travel 10%.

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

Research Director, Real-World Evidence Portfolio
Washington, DC, USA

The Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University has an opening for a Research Director to direct the real-world evidence (RWE) portfolio. Reporting to the Duke-Margolis Deputy Director, Policy, the Research Director will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of projects related to improving the use of RWE within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory framework, as well as more systematic uses of RWE to support biomedical innovation and value-based payment and care.  

The Research Director will interact regularly with external project sponsors and collaborators, including government agencies, academic centers, advocacy organizations, medical product manufacturers, and health care organizations. He/she will collaborate with Duke-Margolis leadership and manage the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects to ensure the successful execution of project objectives and the Center’s strategic goals. The work site for this position will be the Duke-Margolis offices in Washington, DC, and would require some travel to Durham, NC to coordinate with Margolis Center faculty and staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Educational attainment and work experience that meets one of the following:
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) and at least five years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in health policy, health economics, public health, or other relevant field and ten or more years of relevant work experience.
  • At least 4 years of experience in a position of comparable experience and responsibility preferred.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize content with attention to detail and creativity.
  • Proven ability to write business documents and plans.
  • Professional and assertive with a positive approach to working in a team environment and demonstrated proficiency in managing teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Work experience in fast-paced office setting, preferably in a government, non-profit, or policy/political organization.
  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of real world data (RWD) and RWE development, drug and/or device development and policy, and/or drug coverage and reimbursement approaches.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Strong organization, high initiative, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, poise, and mature judgment.
  • Ability to interact and manage relationships with high-ranking individuals and complex organizations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Flexibility to work in the evenings, early mornings, and on weekends, if required.
  • 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.

Research Associate
Washington, DC, USA

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 value-based payment reform, 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; 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.
  • Interest in biomedical science and health policy is required.
  • Knowledge/experience in value-based payment reform for medical products is required, as is familiarity with current trends and regulations in payment and delivery system reform.
  • 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.

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.

Senior Research Assistant
Washington, DC, USA

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 value-based payment reform, 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.
  • Interest in biomedical science and health policy is preferred.
  • Knowledge/experience in value-based 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.

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.