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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks people who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment.

MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide technical support as needed to staffs of Congressional committees through memos and briefings.

Research Assistant

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks research assistant candidates who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be available to start work in the Summer of 2014, and who can commit to a two-year position.  MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and other issues affecting Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care and quality of care. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop policy options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide technical support as needed to staffs of Congressional committees through memos and briefings.

Research assistants must be able to work as part of a team and take on assigned tasks to help the Commission fulfill its mandate. Depending on need, research assistants undertake a variety of activities including data programming, data collection, literature reviews, participation in site visits and interviews, and coordinating logistics for expert panel meetings.  Specific qualifications include:

Skills:

Knowledge of health policy or public policy

Familiarity and comfort with statistics, data analysis and spreadsheet analysis

Experience with quantitative and qualitative research

Resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize information

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a timely and complete manner

Willingness and determination to learn new skills

 

Writing and communications skills:

Ability to coherently and concisely communicate research findings in writing

Ability to present research findings orally

 

Education and experience:

An undergraduate degree in a discipline consistent with the stated skill requirements such as economics, political science, public policy, health services research, public health, health administration or pre-med.

 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to:  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, 425 Eye Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20001. E-mail submissions to jobpostings@medpac.gov.

MedPAC is an equal opportunity employer.

425 Eye St., N.W. Suite 701 Washington, DC 20001 202-220-3700