Education/Health Policy Research Assistant

Insight Policy Research - Arlington, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $37,000 - $47,000 a year
The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, conducting semistructured interviews and coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, quality of care, maternal and child health, patient-centered outcomes research, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care. Our education projects relate to secondary analysis of national surveys, state- and district-level data analyses, and program evaluations of educational interventions. Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and a spirit of generosity.

Conduct literature reviews
Collect qualitative and quantitative data
Prepare data for analysis and conducting preliminary data analyses
Conduct policy scans on education issues across states
Interview and survey respondents
Assist in the writing and preparation of reports and articles for publication/presentation
Complete field staff performance evaluations at the conclusion of each project
Provide project leaders with periodic status updates
Other duties or responsibilities may be assigned according to changes in study protocol or conditions during a project period.

A bachelor’s degree in social science field.
Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills, an understanding of research methodology and problem-solving and analytical skills
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to coordinate completion of projects and tasks
Working knowledge of/experience with other public health programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Experience and interest in working on federal contracts
Background and strong interest in health, education, or social welfare research
EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

Dominick Esposito
Vice President, Health
Insight Policy Research, Inc.
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
Fax: 703.504.9481