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Senior Research Associate

Company: NCQA
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

NCQA is hiring! Our growing research and analysis team is searching for passionate Senior Research Associates dedicated to improving health care services that lead to better health and equitable care. The qualified candidate will manage and direct projects in one or more (or related) high-priority NCQA content areas: behavioral health, health equity, geriatrics, overuse, and patient experience.Senior Research Associates are responsible for managing and directing intramurally or extramurally funded projects focused on measuring and improving the quality of health care that can inform quality evaluation programs. They apply the evidence base research in areas of strategic importance to NCQA, especially in the creation, expansion, maintenance of programs, measures, and evaluation products. Key responsibilities include the development, planning, and implementation of project activities, research investigations, evaluations and assessments based on emerging scientific methods related to quality improvement and measurement science.The Senior Research Associate balances specialized knowledge of health-related topics with project management and content responsibilities to define and solve specific problems and assure quality control across initiatives. This position requires a high level of engagement with subject matter experts and key stakeholders and the ability to effectively communicate results of this work to a variety of internal and external audiences, including health care leaders.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise project teams including staff, consultants, subcontractors, and collaborators. Support the growth and development of NCQA staff. Help develop and manage project budgets and timelines.
  • Responsibilities include leading and supervising project teams, research, analysis, and preparation of written and verbal communications, as well as management of various work streams related to this work.
  • Develop opportunities for funding by meeting and developing relationships with potential collaborators and funding organizations. Develop study design and methods, including specifying clear research questions and hypotheses.
  • Communicate and collaborate across units to facilitate the use of research methods and findings.
  • Communicate and represent NCQA's work through external scientific engagement, including presentations, blogs, papers and peer-reviewed publications, and participation on advisory panels.QualificationsEDUCATIONMaster's degree in relevant field, e.g., public health, health policy, health sciences.EXPERIENCE5 years of work experience:
    • Experience developing products or strategies in behavioral health, health equity, geriatrics, overuse and patient experience.
    • Experience with performance measures, quality improvement program evaluation and/or accreditation issues.
    • Experience managing projects for external clients in the health care industry.SKILLS
      • Decision making, team management, public speaking, writing, ability to work under pressure, deadline oriented, flexible and able to adapt to contingent environments.
      • Demonstrated experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness._______________________________________________________________________________Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities -NCQA is a drug free workplace. NCQA recruits, hires, trains and promotes individuals, and administers any and all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected statuses under applicable state and federal laws. NCQA will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). -

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