Research Scientist - Health Sciences Research
Apply now Job no: 497065 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location:
Bethesda, MD Capability Area: Health Sciences
NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a talented Research
Scientist to support the Health Sciences Research Department.
This position is responsible for providing direction and task
leadership in all aspects of project work which could include
development of analytic approaches, questionnaire design, data
collection strategy, acquisition of existing data, data analysis,
and/or preparing study conclusions and developing high quality
Due to COVID-19, this position will initially be remote, but
preferably applicants will be based in our Bethesda, MD or Chicago,
IL office when it is safe to resume office work.
DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences
NORC's Health Sciences staff produce rich data on health care
priorities including the uses of electronic clinical data in
research, and the applications and effectiveness of health
Our expert staff evaluates the effectiveness of federal
investments in informatics, supports the emerging fields of
patient-centered outcomes research and mobile health. The staff
also work on large implementation science projects involving
patient safety and quality.
NORC's Health Sciences staff work closely with colleagues in
Health Care and Public Health to offer program, policy, and
research solutions. Our work is guided by a commitment to
long-lasting partnerships, transparency, and high-quality,
nonpartisan research that improves health and health care for all
- Serve as task leader with budget responsibilities on complex
scientific and or technical components of large projects or a
series of smaller projects.
- Design research studies in collaboration with a
multi-disciplinary team of researchers.
- Author and present research at client and professional meetings
and lead drafting of final project reports. Submit articles for
publication in refereed journals.
- Author sections of analysis reports, technical reports, OMB
clearance packages, and other documentary deliverables.
- Assist with quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- Engage in business development activities including authoring
various sections of the technical proposal.
- Monitor task budget and schedule.
- Supervise staff involved for specific tasks and projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree and equivalent experience
required; PhD in health sciences, health policy or public health
- At least 7 years' experience in positions of increasing
responsibility in survey research or related field (or equivalent
education) including at least 3 years' of social science project
management as well as experience with the design and execution of
social science research and in publishing research results, with a
strong career-appropriate record of peer-reviewed technical
- Prior experience in implementation science, pragmatic trials,
or program evaluation is a plus.
- Prior experience in qualitative methods with work related to
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) or
implementation science is a plus.
- Prior work with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ) is a plus.
- Advanced understanding of quantitative analysis.
- Strong problem solving, project management, relationship
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Some experience in client communications and relationship
management; solid technical writing skills.
- Strong proficiency with MS Office software; strong proficiency
with statistical analysis packages.
- Must have experience managing and mentoring staff.
- Strong writing skills.
- Occasional travel to client meetings.
- Qualified applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. We
regret that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this
WHAT WE DO:
NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan
research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous
analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy
decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking
studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and
advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration.
Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the
world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information
into useful knowledge.
WHO WE ARE:
For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the
needle with research methods, technical applications and
groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence,
passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have
remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each
of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a
business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous
learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar
research and analysis work for which we're known, and stay for the
relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the
impact their work is making on a global scale.
NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that
values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC
evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected