Quality of Care Researcher
RAND's quality-of-care researchers work on measures development, quality assessment, quality improvement, decision support and translating results into actionable information for consumers, providers, and purchasers of health care. RAND is pursuing a policy research agenda that is advancing the state of the art in quality of care, and that is rich in opportunities for professional growth and challenge.
- PhD in health services research, public policy, public health, anthropology, sociology,
demography, or other related discipline (you may also apply if you are at the dissertation stage
and expect to complete your PhD within 12 months); alternatively, MD with policy research
experience in relevant areas
- A broad range of relevant skills, together with experience in large, multi-disciplinary studies
- Ability to perform both qualitative and quantitative analyses
All research positions at RAND require excellent analytic skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; and a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.
In addition, senior research positions require the ability to mentor and develop junior staff members, lead and direct multi-disciplinary teams, set project standards and monitor progress, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to policy-making audiences.
Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, Boston, or Washington DC
References: Three letters of recommendation are required. These can be submitted by fax, mail, or email. (Email is preferred.) Email: email@example.com. Fax: 310 260-8152. Address: BHS Recruiting Committee, RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407.