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The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics (Schaeffer Center) is seeking a Quantitative Analyst to provide programming support on microsimulation health research projects that use large and complex healthcare databases (administrative claims data, electronic health records, survey data, etc).Â This is a full time, two year, fixed-term (renewable) position.
The Quantitative Analyst provides programming support on microsimulation research projects, and helps maintaining multiple and diverse databases carried by the center. Â Quantitative training required in econometrics, statistics, applied mathematics, or quantitative social science.Â SAS or Stata experience required.Â The programmer is an integral part of the research team and works closely with the principal investigator and a multidisciplinary research team.Â The key role of the programmer is to support the development of the centerâs microsimulation models by adapting complex data, performing statistical modeling, and extending our microsimulation capabilities.Â Programmers also execute the analytical plan for the project in conjunction with graduate students. Manages large data files. Utilizes creativity and innovation to solve conceptual programming problems raised by cutting-edge research.Â Programmers are also part of a state-of-the-art data core at Schaeffer Center with opportunity for peer interaction and mentoring.
BA/BS in Statistics, quantitative social science, health economics, mathematics or related field
Quantitative training in econometrics, statistics, applied mathematics, or quantitative social science
2 or more years of experience with SAS, Stata, R or similar statistical software
Experience with longitudinal panel survey data
Exposure to simulation techniques and methods
Ability to work independently on complex programming
Relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge of programming and analysis
MA/MS in Statistics, quantitative social science, health economics, mathematics or related field
C++ or other object-oriented programming language
Experience in health economics, health policy, public health, or similar discipline
3 or more years of experience with SAS, Stata, R or similar statistical software. Â
Experience with large administrative databases, survey data, claims data, electronic health records data
Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Position is 100% FTE on a 2-year (renewable) fixed term.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
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About the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
The Schaeffer Center was established in 2009 as a research hub for health policy research at USC.Â The result of a unique partnership between the School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Schaeffer Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to advance health policy and health economics. The Center raises awareness and produces groundbreaking research in the areas of health economics, health policy and pharmaceutical economics. US News & World Report recently ranked USC 3rd in the United States in health policy and management.
About theSol Price School of Public Policy
The mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban PlanningÍ¾ mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate DevelopmentÍ¾ executive mastersâ degreesÍ¾ and undergraduate degrees.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems. Competent to work independently on complex programming.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.