Research Assistant/Associate – Health Policy

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-profit policy institute, is seeking a research assistant/associate to work with a team of highly skilled national analysts on a range of health policy issues including implementation of health reform.  The Center has attained a national reputation for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analyses with activities designed to enable policymakers and the media to make use of its work.

The research assistant/associate would support the Center’s health policy division’s extensive work at both the federal and state levels to strengthen health coverage among low-income populations through effective implementation of health care reform, including state adoption of the Medicaid expansion, and other issues related to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicare.  Our work includes analyzing proposed changes in government policies, designing new approaches to covering low-income families and individuals, providing technical assistance to policymakers, conducting research on implications of health policy choices, and working with other federal and state nonprofits on these issues.  

The position involves collecting and analyzing data, developing written analyses and graphic presentations of findings, analyzing pending legislative and policy options, and utilizing academic research and other resource materials.  The RA assists in preparing reports and analyses that pertain to federal and state policy decisions.  In addition, the RA may help prepare memos and other materials that provide information to policymakers, the media, and other national organizations.

Candidates must have very strong research skills and a background in health policy.  Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to accuracy, strong writing skills, and the ability to work on multiple tasks, often on a time-sensitive basis.  We will consider applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (including May graduates); some relevant health policy work experience is desirable.  A two-year commitment is expected.

Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including three health insurance options; dental and vision care; life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; MERP; DCAP; and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

Please send a resume with cover letter, a short writing sample, and a transcript (an electronic scanned copy) by e-mail to:  No calls, please.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered.

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