Research Scientist

The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA (30+ days ago)4.2


The University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health is seeking a Research Scientist for their Health Policy & Management Department.

The Research Scientist will develop, design and lead several research projects for the Medicaid Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute. Potential Medicaid projects will include forecasting trends in Medicaid enrollment and costs; analyses of cost-containment initiatives; long-term care program evaluation; social determinants of health; examining the impact of social service use on health and economic outcomes; and studies of the supply of health care providers.

This position will collaborate with faculty members from all schools of the health sciences, along with data analysts and students on specific Medicaid projects. The Research Scientist will lead some research projects and provide consultation to collaborators on the design and execution of other research projects. The incumbent will design study protocols and analysis plans, manage the conduct of analyses of data using advanced statistical analysis techniques, and contribute both to grant proposals manuscript writing. The incumbent will be asked to train and supervise staff on advanced statistical and economic analyses.

Candidates must have extensive experience with SAS and STATA and other statistical software packages and knowledge of advanced statistical procedures. Experience with very large healthcare data sets is also required.

A writing sample is required as part of the application process. The document submitted can be any professional presentation, proposal, project plan, or written communication, and should be demonstrative of clear, effective, and grammatically correct communication skills.

Education Required PhD or ScD Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Doctoral degree in economics, statistics, biostatistics, health services research, health policy, or computer science. *Combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of doctoral degree.

Required Licenses/Certifications Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check. Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time Percent Effort 100 Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours Campus Pittsburgh University Benefits
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

  • Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
  • Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
  • Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
  • Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time