Sr Research Specialist - Health Research and Policy(R2)
CNA Corp. - Alexandria, VA

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Support project and other corporate needs including but not limited to (1) collecting, processing, cleaning, and analyzing pertinent data for further use, (2) conducting technical assistance activities such as planning and organizing meetings and seminars, (3) supporting the process of developing and submitting proposals through collecting and organizing information from both external and internal sources and (4) providing substantive inputs into CNA studies and proposals, including project planning and coordination, preparation of reports, memoranda, newsletter articles, and data quality assurance.

1 Apply standard research methodologies to gather, process, and analyze data. Use relevant database software to effectively organize and present data, conduct quantitative analyses, and prepare analytical results. Demonstrate skills at the intermediate level with Microsoft Office and intermediate to advanced level with statistical and data analysis software to accomplish primary duties. Structure such project tasks as literature reviews, environmental scans and interviews. Take responsibility for drafting the corresponding sections of reports. Begin to structure problems of moderate scope, as well as design research, technical assistance or proposal development tasks. Ability to construct briefings using MS PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced skills with MS Access and Excel.

2 Develop a basic familiarity with the missions and organizational structure of the division or team's major clients.

3 Participate in meetings with project team. Support preparation for client/sponsor interactions. Interact with client/sponsor P OC for projects. Maintain awareness of major communication between the project team and client/sponsor POC for any project for which they are involved. As needed, contribute in meetings with client/sponsor and project team.

4 Develop a sufficient understanding or expertise on specific tasks, issues, or data so as to make a positive contribution to project outcomes.

5 Develop basic knowledge about CNA, to include basic knowledge of CNA business environment. Develop fluency in the CNA business environment and SOPs including the procedures for initiating and closing projects, hiring s ubcontractors and consultants, and monitoring revenue and costs and other project related activities. Capable of contributing to most financial discussions at the project level.

6 Possess the skills necessary to communicate information concisely, precisely, and in a grammatically correct manner in oral and written communication. Present and summarize data effectively. Draft sections of reports, briefings, or other project deliverables in accordance with requirements and scholarly norms.

7 Work independently on focused, well-structured pieces of projects, and manage own activities to stay within time and resource guidance provided by project directors. Work under close supervision on broader aspects of the project. Begin to understand project budgeting and financial tracking over the project lifecycle.

8 Exhibit a positive attitude in interactions with colleagues, clients/sponsors, and staff. Take responsibility for own actions and outcomes. Be proactive in seeking ways to improve processes and operations and in making CNA a better place.

9 Perform other duties as assigned.

Corporate: - Alexandria, VA 22311 US (Primary)

Exemption Type

Job Requirements
1 Education: Bachelor’s degree (Master degree preferred) in relevant field of study (e.g., statistics, economics, epidemiology).

2 Experience: Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience working with healthcare claims databases, such as Medicare/Medicaid claims or private insurance claims. Preferred experience with military healthcare database (i.e., Military Health System Data Repository ).

3 Skills: Intermediate to advanced proficiency in SAS; analytical knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT classification systems and related grouper software; proficiency with Microsoft Office; database management; good interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; strong critical thinking and organizational skills; knowledge of research techniques.

Job Family
Research Support

Bachelor's Degree