Principal Research Scientist - Medicaid Expert
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - Bethesda, MD

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NORC at the University of Chicago seeks qualified Principal Research Scientists in Bethesda, Maryland to manage operational and program support tasks, provide technical assistance for research projects, and manage research activities for projects related to Medicaid.

Responsibilities

Provide consultative policy analysis and operational and technical support for clients

Design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research studies and analyses, develop structured interview protocols and content, and lead stakeholder interviews

Independently draft and manage contract proposals and grant applications, communicating effectively with clients, consultants, and members of the policy and research community

Participate in and contribute to internal discussions and strategic thinking concerning future research opportunities and the implications of ongoing policy-making for NORC

Manage contracts and work closely with clients to ensure that contractual requirements (deliverables and timelines) and client expectations are met using the highest standards of quality and collegiality

Manage multiple project teams of senior, mid-level, and junior staff, and bring in experts as needed, to meet client expectations and contractual requirements

Monitor and oversee the financial and administrative aspects of ongoing projects

Requirements

Master or Doctoral degree in social or behavioral sciences (training in an array of social science disciplines will be considered)

Knowledge of the Medicaid program, particularly with respect to the policy and operational aspects of managed care, demonstration programs, and/or long-term services and supports.

Experience working for the federal or state government or a federal contractor, ideally with work focusing on the Medicaid program.

Experience with and knowledge of the principles of quantitative and qualitative research design, data collection, and data analysis

Experience with estimating project and proposal costs and managing project budgets

Excellent oral and written communication skills and aptitude in leading and working with project teams, coordinating multiple projects (including those run by others within NORC)

Benefits

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About NORC

NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus and in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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