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

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.

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.

Summer Undergraduate Internship

For undergraduates, the Center focuses on increasing opportunities to gain exposure to the field of health policy through collaborative curricular pathways and expanded mentored research opportunities for students interested in health policy.
A research team under the direction of Prof. Don Taylor and based within the Duke Clinical Research Institute’s Health Policy Hub is seeking an undergraduate intern for summer 2017. The intern will support the team’s portfolio of projects related to health care payment and delivery reform, and end-of-life (hospice and palliative) care delivery, payment, and markets.

The intern will be supervised by a member of the Health Policy Hub team and will support the team’s efforts to conduct rigorous analyses and communicate their findings. Individual tasks will be project-specific, but will include assignments such as literature reviews, data analyses and visualizations, and writing/editing a broad variety of work products, including project reports, policy briefs, blog posts, and article submissions for peer review. Hub staff will work with the intern to identify an appropriate scope of work that complements the team’s research and may serve as a capstone project.

This position is located in Durham, NC.

Desired Class Level(s): Rising Junior or Senior
Compensation: $10.50 / hour
Approximate Length: 10 weeks between May and August, 2017
Approximate Hours Per Week: 35
Application Deadline: Friday, January 20th
Application Submission Instructions: Please read the entire position description in the document below and email résumé and cover letter directly to Andrew Olson. Once the application period has closed, the hiring team will review all applications and contact qualified candidates to schedule interviews.