Medicare Research Associate

Medicare Research Associate

Mathematica | Cambridge, MA, 02238, US
Salary Range:$56,000 – $73,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 9 days ago

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* Position Description*:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:

Mathematica is looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic Advisory Services Associate to contribute to and support the work of projects related to healthcare policy, including Federal Medicaid and Medicare policy. As a part of a project team, the Advisory Services Associate will be responsible for coordinating, supporting, organizing, and managing a variety of technical assistance and/or research tasks. The Advisory Services Associate will demonstrate a willingness to adapt and be flexible in their role. Through this role, the Advisory Services Associate will have an opportunity to learn and practice a variety of skills, including project and operations management, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, and meeting design and facilitation.

Core Responsibilities:

* Coordinate and support technical assistance and research team's tasks, such as performing literature searches and reviews; abstracting and synthesizing information from program or regulatory documents and reports
* Support project management tasks, such as: creating agendas; organizing and taking notes for both internal and client meetings, expert panel meetings, and external webinars; and managing deliverable timelines
* Support the design and pre-test data collection instruments, questionnaires, and protocols, or provide guided quality assurance and user acceptance reviews of technical assistance or program monitoring tools
* Draft sensitive correspondence to clients and contribute to newsletters, reports, briefs, memos, presentations, or other technical assistance documents
* Provide logistical and operational support to assist with planning complex and diverse projects and tasks, managing schedules and finances, and executing high quality deliverables to help Mathematica meet client objectives
* Compile and track information in spreadsheets and databases (for example, Microsoft SharePoint, Excel, and Project or other collaborative tools such as Atlassian Confluence or Jira) and report action-oriented findings to the project team, the client, or both
* Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity, and inclusion lens across job responsibilities
* Contribute to understanding and addressing client needs and priorities through client interactions or from project leadership
* Analyze and effectively communicate possible solutions to complex problems to project leadership
* Additional duties may be assigned as needed

Functional Knowledge:

* Experience with Excel, SharePoint, and Microsoft Project or other collaborative tools such as Atlassian Confluence or Jira
* Understanding of basic research methods (e.g., prior experience supporting or conducting qualitative or quantitative research tasks)
* Demonstrates an aptitude for proactive problem solving
* Excellent verbal and written communication
* Illustrates high level of organization
* Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and tasks
* Willingness to adapt and be flexible in responsibilities

* Position Requirements*:

Education minimum requirement:

* A bachelor's degree with a strong academic record

Years of Relevant Experience:

* At least 0 - 4 years to start

Available locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Woodlawn, MD; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; Remote

This position offers an anticipated base salary of $50,000 - $60,000 annually. This position may be eligible for an annual bonus based on company and individual performance.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.