Quantitative Analyst, Health Research Microsimulation, USC Schaeffer Center - Los Angeles - 90033
East Los Angeles, California
Permanent (Full time)
b"In order for your application to be considered, please attach a cover letter and CV to your employment application.\nThe Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics (Schaeffer Center) is seeking a Quantitative Analyst to provide programming support on microsimulation health research projects that use large and complex healthcare databases (administrative claims data, electronic health records, survey data, etc).\xc2\xa0This is a full time, two year, fixed-term (renewable) position.\nThe Quantitative Analyst provides programming support on microsimulation research projects, and helps maintaining multiple and diverse databases carried by the center. \xc2\xa0Quantitative training required in econometrics, statistics, applied mathematics, or quantitative social science.\xc2\xa0 SAS or Stata experience required.\xc2\xa0 The programmer is an integral part of the research team and works closely with the principal investigator and a multidisciplinary research team.\xc2\xa0 The key role of the programmer is to support the development of the center\xe2\x80\x99s microsimulation models by adapting complex data, performing statistical modeling, and extending our microsimulation capabilities.\xc2\xa0 Programmers also execute the analytical plan for the project in conjunction with graduate students. Manages large data files. Utilizes creativity and innovation to solve conceptual programming problems raised by cutting-edge research.\xc2\xa0 Programmers are also part of a state-of-the-art data core at Schaeffer Center with opportunity for peer interaction and mentoring.\nRequired Qualifications:\n * BA/BS in Statistics, quantitative social science, health economics, mathematics or related field\n * Quantitative training in econometrics, statistics, applied mathematics, or quantitative social science\n * 2 or more years of experience with SAS, Stata, R or similar statistical software\n * Experience with longitudinal panel survey data\n * Exposure to simulation techniques and methods\n * Ability to work independently on complex programming\n * Relevant work experience to provide strong technical knowledge of programming and analysis\nPreferred Qualifications:\n * MA/MS in Statistics, quantitative social science, health economics, mathematics or related field\n * C++ or other object-oriented programming language\n * Experience in health economics, health policy, public health, or similar discipline\n * 3 or more years of experience with SAS, Stata, R or similar statistical software. \xc2\xa0\n * Experience with large administrative databases, survey data, claims data, electronic health records data\n * Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems\nCompensation\nCompetitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.\nPosition is 100% FTE on a 2-year (renewable) fixed term.\nPerforms other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.\nRequired Documents\n\xc2\xb7 Cover letter\n\xc2\xb7 Resume/CV\nAbout the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics\nThe Schaeffer Center was established in 2009 as a research hub for health policy research at USC.\xc2\xa0 The result of a unique partnership between the School of Pharmacy and the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Schaeffer Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to advance health policy and health economics. The Center raises awareness and produces groundbreaking research in the areas of health economics, health policy and pharmaceutical economics. US News & World Report recently ranked USC 3rd in the United States in health policy and management.\nAbout theSol Price School of Public Policy\nThe mission of the Price School is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers . programs in Public Policy and Management and Urban Planning\xcd\xbe masters\xe2\x80\x99 degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development\xcd\xbe executive masters\xe2\x80\x99 degrees\xcd\xbe and undergraduate degrees.\nThe University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.\nMinimum Education: Master's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalent Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems. Competent to work independently on complex programming."