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Research Associate I PHHP

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University of Maine - USM
Physical Address
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103
Job Description

Position Title:
Research Associate I PHHP


City, State:
Portland, ME

Catherine E. Cutler Institute – PMCCI

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Statement of Job:

The Cutler Institute seeks a Research Associate I to join a dynamic team working on health policy research focused on improving health care access, quality and patient safety.

The Cutler Institute at the University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time, grant-funded position of Research Associate I.

The Research Associate I works with a team of USM staff and faculty conducting applied quantitative health policy analyses, programmatic evaluation, and research to inform data-informed, evidence-based state policymaking. The RA I is responsible for directing, coordinating, and conducting health policy and data collection and quantitative analyses using large and small healthcare datasets and providing policy and data technical assistance to state partner agencies. Specifically, the Research Associate I contributes to analyses in the areas of patient safety, health quality measurement, value-based purchasing, Medicaid/Medicare policy and/or other health/public health policy. Working with faculty and staff at the Cutler Institute in partnership with state agencies including the Maine Quality Forum, the Maine Health Data Organization and the ME Department of Health and Human Services, the Research Associate I has major responsibility for data collection/database management of small datasets and quantitative data analyses of large healthcare datasets (e.g. health care claims). The RA I develops project design and work plans for health policy and data analyses, and implements major project components and monitors project activities for compliance with timeframes and deadlines.

This position is based at the USM Portland campus (though this position will be working remotely through at least January 31, 2021 due to the pandemic).

This position is soft-money (grant) funded and subject to continued funding by the grantor.

Salary range: 52,000.00-57,000.00

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  • Masters’ degree and 3 years of relevant experience in the health and human services field and emphasis in health policy analysis; or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • Strong quantitative data analytic skills including knowledge of and experience using SAS, SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
  • Knowledge of Excel (including VBA programming), Word, PowerPoint, and/or other spreadsheet, word-processing, presentation software.

Other Information:

USM’s friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university – and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a team member who supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick time),
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance,
  • Life Insurance,
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance,
  • Tuition Waiver Program for Employees and eligible dependents
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

To Apply:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.

All required materials must be submitted by November 15, 2020.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

Work Year Calendar:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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