Faculty Position in Health Economics Job
Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

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Job Posting Number: 18867BR
Job Posting Title: Faculty Position in Health Economics
Specialty: Research
Work Site: MN - Rochester
Site: Minnesota

Job Description
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota invites applications for a Health Economist within the vibrant Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Qualified candidates will have broad experience in health economics and medical research, and interest and demonstrated success in clinical or translational research. The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership & communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of doctoral-, master’s-, and bachelor’s-level health services researchers, statisticians, and programmers. Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in economics or a closely-related field (e.g., Ph.D. in health policy with a specialization in economics) at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, with computational experience and with demonstrated success in collaborating with clinical scientists. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate full understanding of the U.S. health care system and familiarity with pharmacy and medical claims/billing data will be valuable.

Minimum Qualifications:
o Associate or Full professor
o Applicants must have a doctoral degree with a focus in one of the following: health economics, health services research, applied economics, or related field of social science with applied economics focus.
o Successful applicants will have demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas:
o Propensity score matching/stratification
o Time series analyses
o Quantile regression
o Fractional regression
o Discrete choice modeling
o Instrumental variable technique
o Latent class modeling
o Hierarchical/multi-level modeling
o Structural equation modeling
o Bayesian methods
o Applicants must have
o A thorough understanding of health econometric/statistical methods with relevant programming/software skills for their implementation.
o Training or experience in at least one of the following areas: health care economic evaluation (including trial-based and model-based cost-effectiveness analysis), econometric analysis of observational data, or health technology assessment.
o A demonstrated understanding of the U.S. health care system (including health care financing and delivery systems), experience directing research projects, and collaborating with others in a multidisciplinary setting. A familiarity with pharmacy and medical claims/billing data will be valuable.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills.
o Intimate knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics
o Excellent knowledge of statistical programs such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, geo-mapping software are required
o Demonstrated ability to manage research projects and staff working with large micro-data sets, designing surveys, sampling frames, cleaning and analyzing primary data;
o Excellent written and oral presentation skills including a demonstrated ability to write in different styles including academic journals, briefing notes, and non-technical summaries for non-economists.
o Primary criteria for evaluation are relevant training and experience in health economics, publication record, and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
o The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership skills, communication skills, and the ability to direct and further develop a program including the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams of doctoral-, masters-, and bachelor’s-level subject matter experts.
o The candidate will be expected to conduct health services and economics research in support of the practice, research and education missions of Mayo Clinic as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.
o The successful candidate will have a track record of directing research projects, collaborating with others in a multidisciplinary setting, and securing extramural funding.

Position Overview
o Full-time, institutionally funded faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level.
o The Health Economist will
o Lead and contribute to multidisciplinary research teams and lead the economic component of projects (i.e., develop an economic evaluation or review an existing economic analysis).
o Be the point person pertaining to analytic and other issues related to comparative effectiveness research (CER)
o Provide leadership in managing and implementing all the department/division-wide Health Economics initiatives (e.g., managing the Olmsted County Healthcare and Utilization Database (OCHEUD) used for CER studies)
o Assess methods, data, results, and assumptions of economic evaluations, design and conduct economic evaluations and budget impact analyses, as well as produce reviews.
o Design and implement quantitative and qualitative research projects from conception/proposal through completion for a range of clients as well as conduct data analysis, including descriptive statistics and advanced statistical applications.
o Provide health econometric guidance and technical assistance to investigators (e.g., develop an economic evaluation or review an existing economic analysis), while coordinating the analytical team;
o Develop and conduct high quality substantive and methodological research in one or more of the above areas;
o Coach and mentor mid-level staff on the advanced econometric/statistical methods that are specifically required to analyze healthcare cost and utilization data
o Review economic evaluations (model structure, model inputs, and assumptions).
o Develop computer-based economic models for performing economic evaluations and budget impact analysis, as required.
o Lead and coordinate efforts of internal and external research team members to ensure project objectives are met.
o Prepare reports for stakeholders.
o Participate in expert committee or advisory committee meetings to present and/or provide clarification of economic findings.
o Pursue external grant funding as lead investigator and/or collaborator
o Publish multiple peer-reviewed papers every year
o Teach health services research/health economics related graduate level courses
o Mentor and advice clinical fellows, residents, and graduate students
o Represent Mayo Clinic at conferences and other external meetings.
o Provide national leadership in the methodological and health econometric aspects of the Science of Healthcare Delivery.

Organization Relationship:
o Receives a primary appointment in the Department of Health Sciences Research.
o Reports to the Division/Department Chair.
o Is a member of the Department leadership team and plays a major role in setting the strategic direction Health Services Research at Mayo Clinic.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and the names/e-mail addresses of three references. Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:
Veronique Roger, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Mayo Clinic
E-mail: schilbe.jennifer@mayo.edu
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Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action / equal opportunity educator and employer.

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