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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 join the Centerâs Value of Life Sciences Innovation Program. This is a two year, fixed-term (renewable) position.
The research project specialist will work 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 value in health.Â The position will be directly involved in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation, research design, research execution, publication and dissemination. Â
Key duties will include:
Background research and literature reviews
Data collection from a wide variety of sources including the web
Data presentation (including designing tables and figures for papers/reports/proposals)
Manuscript drafting and editing
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
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Interest in health and pharmaceutical economics
Ability to prioritize across multiple tasks and deliver high-quality outputs in a timely manner
Bachelorâs Degree in health economics, public/health policy, health services research, applied mathematics/statistics or related field
2 Years professional experience (education not substitutable) in a social science research position with similar responsibilities
Preferred skills and characteristics:
Experience with programming languages such as SAS or Stata
Knowledge of various statistical analyses such as OLS, Probit, Logit, etc.
Experience with data visualization software such as Tableau
Experience with survey design and execution
Familiarity with important health policy issues and institutions
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.
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.Â 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 3rd in the United States in health policy and management.
About theValue of Life Sciences Innovation Project
The Value of Life Sciences Innovation (VLSI) project is a research program that aims to place the value of innovation in life sciences into the broader context of social value and the ongoing improvement in general population health. VLSI research focuses on innovation in the life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and healthcare delivery, and the economic systems through which those innovations are distributed, including the financing and reimbursement processes.Â
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 PlanningÍ¾ mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate DevelopmentÍ¾ executive mastersâ degreesÍ¾ and undergraduate degrees.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
Internal Number: REQ20094783
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.