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Research Manager/Researcher, Health Care Data Analysis and Research

Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes. CHIA also acts as a principal repository for health care data collected by the state and is responsible for the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (APCD).CHIA's Research Unit is seeking a Manager/Researcher to lead and manage the team's growing research projects. The Manager will work closely with the research team and other colleagues at CHIA, external researchers, and stakeholders. They will support the development of practical and optimal strategies to expand and enhance CHIA's capacity to address ongoing and emerging health care information and data gaps, particularly with regard to health care coverage and affordability, behavioral health, health care utilization, health care equity and social determinants of health. The Manager may also be responsible for managing approximately 1-2 analysts/researchers. The Manager will provide project management support, content expertise, and technical oversight to the team's ongoing projects and new initiatives.Duties include:

  • Create and manage work plans that reflect the tasks, timeframes, and processes required to successfully complete projects,
  • Lead the design and production of in-depth research and statistical analysis on focused topical areas using new and existing data assets at CHIA,
  • Collaborate with team members to develop analytical plans appropriate for each project as assigned,
  • Provide guidance and support to analysts/researchers to produce high quality deliverables and optimize programming to produce statistical output efficiently,
  • Interpret data and produce clear and comprehensive written analyses, graphics, tables, and presentations for distribution to diverse internal and external audiences,
  • Review written work products including analyses, briefs, and reports and recommend revisions or changes to format, content, or style,
  • Lead quality assurance processes to ensure that reported data is reliable and accurate,
  • Represent CHIA in stakeholder meetings, training sessions, multi-agency meetings, vendor engagement and/or workgroups as assigned and produce high level summaries and/or presentations to relevant business units and senior managers at CHIA,
  • Other duties as assigned. CHIA will be offering a hybrid work environment. When CHIA resumes in-person work, this position will be based out of CHIA's office in downtown Boston and is eligible for telework 3x/week.Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in social sciences, public policy, public health, or quantitative field required; experience in health services research, epidemiology, program evaluation or related field strongly preferred.
    • At least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional administrative or managerial experience, the major duties of which involved project coordination, administration and management.
    • Knowledge of and experience with health care data and research processes.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully drafting reports and/or manuscripts for review and publication; and in providing critical review of report drafts and/or manuscripts.
    • Experience with survey data processing, analysis and reporting and/or case mix, claims data analysis strongly preferred.
    • Experience with statistical programs such as SAS, Stata, R, SQL, and visualization programs such as Tableau a plus.
    • Ability to motivate teams and improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of activities.
    • Knowledge of the Massachusetts health care system a plus.Total Compensation:As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
      • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
      • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
      • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
      • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
      • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
      • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
      • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
      • Extended Illness program participation
      • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
      • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness ProgramThis position will remain open until filled. The anticipated full-time salary range for this position is $90,000-$100,000 commensurate with experience. CHIADD4/14/2022At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you're excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit: is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.Information submitted by applicants is collected through the JazzHR Platform, your submission of application materials constitutes your express consent for this information to be provided to JazzHR for processing. Please do not include any personally identifiable information with your application materials other than that specifically requested by CHIA. CHIA requests basic information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also self identify race/ethnicity, gender, disability and/or veteran status if you so choose. However, you should not provide more detailed personal information such as your date of birth or Social Security Number with your application materials.In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.CHIA has adopted Executive Order #595: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Executive Department EmployeesAs a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Details relating to complying with this requirement will be provided to finalists.Finalists who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for a reasonable accommodation.Executive order can be found here:

Keywords: CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS, Boston , Research Manager/Researcher, Health Care Data Analysis and Research, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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