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Research Project Specialist - USC Schaeffer Center

Sol Price School of Public Policy Los Angeles, California

In order for your application to be considered, please attach a cover letter and resume to your employment application.

The mission of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public-sector engagement. With its extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise, the Schaeffer Center will have a vital impact on the transformation of healthcare.

The Schaeffer Center at the University of Southern California is seeking a ResearchProject Specialist to work on the Center’s Healthcare Markets Initiative research portfolio.   

The specialist works as part of a multidisciplinary research team including economists, physicians, health policy scholars, data scientists and other researchers to conduct evidence-based, policy-relevant research aimed at improving healthcare market innovation.  The position will be directly involved in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation, research design, research execution, publication and dissemination.

Key duties will include:

  • Background research and literature reviews

  • Data collection from a wide variety of sources including the web

  • Data analysis

  • Data presentation (including designing tables and figures for papers/reports/proposals)

  • Manuscript (and other forms of communication) drafting and editing

  • Grant writing

  • Administrative activities related to the research process

Essential skills and characteristics include but are not limited to:

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

  • Detail-orientation

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Interest in health, health policy, and health economics

  • Ability to prioritize across multiple tasks and deliver high-quality outputs in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in health economics, public/health policy, health services research, applied mathematics/statistics or related field

Minimum Experience:

2 Years professional experience in a social science research position with similar responsibilities

Compensation

Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position is 100% FTE on a 2-year (renewable) fixed term.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Required Documents

Cover letter

Resume/CV

Writing sample (journal article, white paper, term paper, etc.) demonstrating quantitative and/or analytic proficiency.

About the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

The Schaeffer Center was established in 2009 as a research hub for health policy research at USC.  The result of a unique partnership between the School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Schaeffer Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to advance health policy and health economics. The Center raises awareness and produces groundbreaking research in the areas of health economics, health policy and pharmaceutical economics. US News & World Report recently ranked USC 5th in the United States in health policy and management.

About theSol Price School of Public Policy

The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning; masters’ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive masters’ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques


REQ20099456 Posted Date: 04/18/2021

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