Senior Health Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation - Boston, MA

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Senior Health Policy Researcher

Position Description

RAND Corporation is a not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to help improve policy and decision making through objective research and analysis. The research environment is multidisciplinary and collaborative. A large array of government and foundation-funded research projects are carried out in RAND Health. Researchers also conduct nonproprietary health research and analysis on issues of public interest on behalf of private health care organizations and firms.

RAND Health ( is looking for mid to senior-level researchers who can help expand our health policy research agenda. Persons with strong training, experience, and demonstrated expertise in health policy research are encouraged to apply. Those with expertise in one of the following areas of health research -- quality of care, comparative effectiveness, information technology, and health economics -- are of special interest. However strong applicants with expertise in any of a broad array of topics that are the focus of RAND Health research will also be considered. These topics could include health behavior and promotion, health financing and organization, international health, public health systems and security, and military health.


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 multidisciplinary team; a willingness to work on both government and private-sector projects; and a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.

- Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in an area of health policy research and
empirical research skills. Researchers with substantive concentrations in a variety of
different areas will be considered.
- At least 5 years of post-doctoral research experience is desirable, although outstanding
applicants with less experience may also be considered.
- A record of peer-reviewed publications consistent with experience is expected.
- At least one writing sample submitted should be lead-authored by the applicant and recently
published in the peer-reviewed literature.
- Experience working in health care industry (private or public sector) is desirable.
- Senior researchers are expected to show a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding,
lead multidisciplinary teams, mentor junior staff, and communicate interim and final results to the RAND community and to scientific and policymaking audiences.

Education Requirements

PhD or equivalent in health policy, health services research, public health, economics, social or behavioral sciences; or MD with public health, health policy, or health services research training.


5 years



Special Note

References: Three letters of recommendation are required. These can be submitted by fax, mail, or email. (Email is preferred.) Email: Fax: 310 260-8152. Address: BHS Recruiting Committee, RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407.

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