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

 

Deputy Director, Policy
Washington, DC 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Center Executive Leadership Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Director and Deputy Director, Academics in the execution of the Center’s mission, vision, strategy, and goals
  • Direct the Center’s Washington, D.C. office, including onsite management and supervision of daily operations, staff, and resources
  • Serves in a critical role to advance the Center’s leadership in policy reform, with strong connections to DC-based policymakers and national health reform leaders
  • Lead the Center’s strategy and approach for policy convening and stakeholder engagement with payers, manufacturers, clinicians and health systems, patients, Agency staff, and Hill staff
  • Support the Director in developing approaches to implementing high priority policy proposals through public and private sectors
  • Represent the Center at outside meetings or conferences when needed; take active or leadership roles in collaborative sessions or planning meetings related to the mission of the Center to improve health and the value of healthcare through practical, innovative, and evidence-based policy solutions
  • Serve on the Duke-Margolis Faculty Steering Committee and Executive Committee
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Director, Academics to manage the Center’s policy and research budgets and business development efforts
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Director, Academics to ensure Center’s policy and research portfolios are well-coordinated and well-resourced with highly effective and successful staff and faculty

Staff Development and Management

  • Supervise and mentor Center personnel in the DC office
  • Lead the strategy for Center staff (non-faculty) management and career growth tracks
  • Work with the Director to develop, recruit, and retain high potential policy staff

Project and Portfolio Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate with affiliated faculty in the development of research and policy analysis projects central to the Center’s research portfolio including content development, staff and resource management, and business development
  • Oversee tracking of relevant policy matters, and support the Director and affiliated faculty in engaging in and developing policy research on key health care, population health, and innovation issues
  • Oversee content development and logistics in carrying out policy roundtables, expert workshops, workgroups with partner organizations and other policy-related events on relevant topics
  • Author/co-author reports and papers 

Education/Experience Requirements

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

    • Advanced professional degree (e.g., PhD, PharmD, JD, MD) in a relevant field and at least ten years of relevant work experience, OR
    • Master’s degree in health policy, health economics, public health, or other relevant field and minimum fifteen years’ relevant work experience.
  • Significant senior or executive-level experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with varied responsibilities.
  • Must have proven competence in managing project portfolios and personnel.
  • A track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is preferred. 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and provide senior advisement across multiple portfolios effectively.
  • Must have ability to exercise good judgment and initiative.
  • Must have strong research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Specialized experience in health policy topic areas aligned with the mission of the Center preferred.
  • Availability to travel.

Individual may hold a non-tenure track faculty appointment (title and rank to be determined and subject to faculty approval) depending on academic background and expertise.

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

 
Assistant Director, Education
Durham, NC

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director of Education will develop and manage the full portfolio of educational programs coordinated by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. This position will report to the Deputy Director of Academics and work closely with Duke-Margolis Faculty Directors to conceptualize and execute educational initiatives at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. The Assistant Director will coordinate with faculty and staff from a wide range of Schools and Departments. The person in this role will also work collaboratively with a range of offices across the university involved in the creation and implementation of curricular content.

  • Develop, implement, and administer educational and training programs for undergraduates, graduate, and professional students under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Academics and in collaboration with the Faculty Directors for specific educational areas.
  • Identify and implement joint-educational programs with other Schools and Departments. This could include courses, certificates, tracks, and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Monitor student interest in related issues across the University and serve as liaison with student groups to promote and advise on Duke-Margolis programs.
  • Participate actively in the preparation of curriculum and identification of faculty to teach in Duke-Margolis courses. Maintain close contact with faculty around the University to identify their academic interests and teaching commitments and integrate their input into programs.
  • As required, develop application materials for academic programs; direct the receipt and processing of educational program applications; and advise on the evaluation of academic and non-academic portions of all educational programs.
  • Assemble and present information on educational programs to professional groups and scholarly publications.
  • Assist the Deputy Director of Academics and Faculty Directors in developing program reports, proposals, and requests for funds. Develop budgetary recommendations for educational programs.
  • Assist the Deputy Director of Academics and Faculty Directors in identifying educational experiences outside of Duke.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Skills:

The position requires excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Prior  experience in development and coordination of educational programs is strongly preferred. Ability to assess educational needs, design educational activities, and evaluate educational outcomes preferred. Ability to manage financial resources related to educational activities preferred.

Education

Work requires knowledge of educational principles, curriculum development and instructional design as well as analytical, organizational and communications skills generally acquired through completion of a master's degree program

Experience

Work requires seven years of experience

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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.

 

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