Senior Research Analyst, Health System Performance

Location: Boston, MA

Department: The Center for Health Information and Analysis

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve the health care system.  CHIA also acts as a principal repository for health care data collected by the state and is responsible for key data assets such as the Massachusetts All-Payer Claims Database and the Massachusetts Acute Hospital Case Mix Databases.

CHIA is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to join its Health System Performance Research Team. The Senior Analyst will provide analytical and programming support and leadership for projects undertaken by the Research Team on access, affordability, utilization, and quality. The work of the analyst will draw upon CHIA’s data assets such as the household and employer surveys, Case Mix and All-Payer Claims Databases.

This position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.  The full time salary range for this position is $63,111.10 - $90,989.08 annually. 

Specifically, the Senior Research Analyst will:

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with team members in developing analytical plans appropriate for each project as assigned
  • Lead analyses as outlined in analytical plans
  • Implement data management tasks (e.g. merging, recoding, rearranging), as needed, to facilitate data analysis
  • Participate in quality assurance processes to ensure that reported data is reliable and accurate
  • Prepare reports and presentations on the results of such analyses
  • Communicate results at team meetings, agency-wide meetings and externally
  • Conduct literature search on topics of interest and summarize findings in formats appropriate for internal review and distribution
  • Provide analytic and statistical  support and collaborate with  other teams
  • Serve as a technical reviewer of CHIA data products
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in the health services research or public health working in research and analysis, reporting, and data management.
  • At least 3 years of experience with data management and analysis using SAS, STATA, and/or any other major statistical packages or languages (e.g. R, Python, SQL, SPSS Syntax)
  • Experience in health care or survey data processing, analysis and reporting strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy, or quantitative field required; Advanced degree in health services research, statistics, epidemiology, survey research or related field Strongly preferred
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams
  • Understanding of the Massachusetts and federal health care environment

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicant must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in business administration, health care planning or administration, public health policy or administration, human services policy analyses or administration, or economics; or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in health care administration, public health, statistics, health services research, public policy, public administration, or economics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*

II. A Master’s degree or higher with a major in health care administration, public health, statistics, health services research, business administration, public policy, public administration, or economics may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

BARGAINING UNIT: 06 NAGE, Reimbursement Systems Analyst III

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