Psychology - Health Policy Research
RAND Corporation - United States

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Psychology - Health Policy Research

Position Description

RAND Health ( is looking for researchers at all levels of experience who can support and extend our health policy research agenda. Persons with strong research training, experience in applying research skills to health policy topics, interests in developing a career as a health policy researcher, and a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged to apply.

Current health research at RAND focuses on a broad array of topics, including health promotion and disease prevention, access to health care, organization and financing of care, and quality of care. Other key research topics include public health systems, military health, international health, public safety, and health disparities. Research encompasses issues that affect the population at large, as well as vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups such as the frail elderly, children with special health care needs, those with mental disorders, substance abusers, and HIV-positive individuals.


- PhD in relevant specialty in psychology (you may also apply if you are at the dissertation stage
and expect to complete your PhD within 12 months)
- Experience in conducting health-related research
- Strong theoretical, methodological, and quantitative skills

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, scientific community, and to policy-making audiences.

Specializations of Interest

- Health/Social Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Clinical/Community Psychology
- Quantitative Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Expertise in adolescent sexual behavior


Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, Boston or Washington DC

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: BPS Recruiting Committee, RAND Corporation, 4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

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