National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Senior Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Senior Research Assistant at the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Services Policy & Practice joins a vibrant team supporting the activities of the Department and related projects. The Senior Research Assistant is involved in health policy research and policy engagement to improve the US healthcare system. Core topic areas include evaluating efforts to improve value in traditional Medicare and Medicaid, evaluating changes to Medicare Advantage and enrollment in Medicare Advantage, and identifying the causes and solutions to commercial price growth.

The Senior Research Assistant works closely with the Professor (PI) and other research team members on a wide range of project-related tasks, such as project management, project documentation, IRB application support, progress reports, administrative support, and internal and external communication, literature reviews, data collection, manuscript preparation, and report writing. The senior research assistant will also contribute to efforts related to engagement in the policy process including providing technical assistance to stakeholders; drafting model legislation; providing comments through the rulemaking process; and supporting participation in amicus briefings. All tasks may be performed independently and/or without direct supervision in an on- or off-site location.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and 3 to 5 research years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Competencies
Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

  • Ability to set goals and work independently to manage both short- and long-term responsibilities.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work conditions.
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills (word processing, data management, Power Point, reference manager).
  • Proficiency with analytic software including but not limited to Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Additional physical demands and working conditions: Hybrid Eligible

  • All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.
  • This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 12/31/2025 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Senior Research Assistant

Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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