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The mission of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics (Schaeffer Center) is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence and private- and public-sector engagement. With its extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise, the Schaeffer Center will have a vital impact on the transformation of healthcare.
The Schaeffer Center in USCâs Sol Price School of Public Policy is seeking a Research Associate to serve as a researcher in the field of health economics/policy analysis. This position is part of a multidisciplinary research team including economists, physicians, health policy scholars, data scientists and other researchers who conduct evidence-based, policy-relevant research aimed at improving value in health. The position will be directly involved in all aspects of the research process, including idea generation, research design, research execution, publication and dissemination.Â
The position requires excellent analytical skills, expertise in econometric analytical methods, ability to plan and conduct highly technical and complex research projects independently and in consultation with a supervisor, strong written and oral communication skills, experience working on externally funded grants, a willingness to attract external funding, an ability to develop solutions to complex research problems which require use of ingenuity and innovation, and a commitment to affecting change through empirical research. This is a full-time, 2-year (renewable) fixed term position.
PhD in health economics, or similar applied field
Graduate-level econometrics training
Experience analyzing medical claims data using STATA
Familiarity with key healthcare and pharmaceutical policy issues
Interest in pharmaceutical economics
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Strong organizational skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to prioritize across multiple tasks and deliver high-quality outputs in a timely manner
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The annual base salary range for this position is $64,480 - $85,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
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.
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.
PhD in health economics, or similar applied field
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of research methodology, project management, and analysis techniques.Â Includes proficiency in statistical and support programs, including Excel, SAS and/or STATA.Â
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorateMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.
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.