Research Analyst - Health Departments
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) 13 reviews - Bethesda, MD

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NORC at the University of Chicago is always seeking qualified research analysts to work on health care and public health research projects in our Bethesda, MD office. We seek individuals with aptitude and interest in applying social science research methods to policy, program evaluation and technical assistance projects for government and foundation clients.

A strong interest in pursuing research in the health field, critical thinking and analytic skills, excellent writing and facility with quantitative work is required. Topics for research may include health information technology, evaluation of public health programs, health disparities, health insurance issues, health care payment, publicly financed health care programs (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP) and additional topics related to health care reform.


Literature reviews; statistical analyses of primary and secondary data.

Preparation of tables and graphs to summarize quantitative findings.

Assistance developing survey instruments and processes.

Organization and execution of structured interviews and focus groups.

Preparation of reports and memos.

Assistance in responding to requests for proposals.

Other activities to support research for federal and state governments, nonprofit groups and foundations.


Masters' degree in relevant field (e.g., public policy, public health, business, social science) or at least two years of experience conducting social science research or consulting in a similar setting.

Experience with computer-based data analysis (e.g. Excel, SAS, SPSS) is preferred.

The incumbent must demonstrate strong problem solving capability and analytic and writing skills; the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, both independently and in project teams.

Strong proficiency with MS Office software.

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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