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Health Services Researcher

Job ID 819-1

Position Description:
Mathematica Policy Research is seeking health researchers to conduct innovative policy research and program evaluation to improve the delivery, quality, equity, and financing of health care. Our work supports effective, data-driven decision making for programs that pay for health care, such as Medicare and Medicaid, and in areas including care delivery systems, data analytics, behavioral health, quality measurement and disability. Our mission is to improve public well-being through rigorous, objective research using state-of-the-art methods. 

As a health researcher, you would join our group of over 100 health research professionals, which includes doctoral-level (Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.P.H.) and physician researchers in the fields of public health, public policy, behavioral and social science, economics and data science, as well as M.P.H. and other master's level analysts. We encourage and provide support for staff to engage in professional activities such as journal publications and conference participation.

Mathematica, a nationally recognized, nonpartisan research organization has offices in Princeton, NJ, Washington, DC, Cambridge, MA, Ann Arbor, MI, Oakland, CA, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA and Woodlawn, MD. We offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.

Duties of the position:

  • Collaborate with senior staff to design rigorous studies to evaluate programs and policies using rigorous methods, conduct analyses, interpret findings, draft reports and present findings to key stakeholders and policy and professional audiences.
  • Conduct research that applies impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
  • Help develop proposals for new research projects.
  • Represent the company's expertise through various mechanisms, such as publications, conferences, technical communications, and testimony.
  • Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of other research staff

Position Requirements:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, public policy, economics, health services research, social sciences, data science or other relevant discipline.
  • Strong foundation in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate research findings for a policy audience.
  • Ability to work well in teams.

Please submit a cover letter, CV and writing sample or job market paper. This position also requires that you submit reference letters as part of your application. Please have your references submit recommendation letters directly to Mathematica on your behalf to

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on projects. If you work on such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. 

Available Locations: Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Princeton, NJ; Oakland, CA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Woodlawn, MD; Seattle, WA

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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