Senior Health Services Research Analyst
National Marrow Donor Program - Minneapolis, MN

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The Senior Health Services Research Analyst is responsible for leading research, primary and secondary data analysis, and research-focused grant seeking efforts within Patient Services. Specifically, this position will provide expertise on conducting research using administrative claims databases (i.e., Medicare Standard Analytical File, private payor databases, HCUP). This position will also assist the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), and the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) to identify health services research opportunities. This position will offer technical assistance in translating research findings into health policy and patient education resources. The Senior HSR Analyst not only has accountability for significant support of research projects but will also coach/mentor junior staff, provide input into the development of new programs and strategies to increase HSR capacity, assist with other on-going project work as needed, and actively participate as a contributing team member of the HSR team.

Minimum Education:
Masters Degree required, preferably in Health Services Research Policy and Administration. Masters degree in Epidemiology; Public Health (MPH); Public Health Administration and Policy (PHAP); or Biostatistics, with a focus on quantitative methods and research design will be considered.

Minimum Experience:
Four years experience in a position that required quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis. Previous experience conducting secondary research, writing grants, and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects. Documented experience in leading research teams resulting in published findings and reports is required.

Key Knowledge:
Experience with data analysis from one or more of the following sources is required: Nationwide In-patient sample (NIS); Medicare claims data (e.g., Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR_, Standard Analytical File); private payor claims data (e.g., MarketScan, Ingenix, BCBS). Advanced quantitative and qualitative research design, implementation and data analysis; technical knowledge/programming in statistical software packages such as SPSS, WinCross WinQuery, SAS, STATA, TreeAge, NVivo

Key Skills:
Strong oral and written communication, demonstrated public speaking, advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills. Proficiency in Access, Excel, Power Point presentations, and grant writing skills. Solid project management skills. Proficient in one or more major statistical package and able to learn and use other specialized software tools for particular types of analysis.

Other Requirements:
Occasional travel as necessary. 2-3 trips per year.

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