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West Virginia University Research Associate - Health Affairs in Charleston, West Virginia

Research Associate - Health Affairs (14582)The West Virginia University Office of Health Affairs is seeking applications for a Research Associate located in Charleston, WV. Ideal candidates will have work experience that aligns with the mission of DHHR's Bureau for Medical Services, Bureau for Children and Families, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Bureau for Public Health. The Research Associate will be a key participant in the emerging State-University partnership between the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Overarching responsibilities include working with the state to leverage their data and support analytic and policy needs, conducting relevant policy and evaluation research, participating in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams, and providing oversight and support to other data analysts and personnel embedded within the Department for Health and Human Resources.In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:Serve as a University representative and liaison to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for the planning and performance of projects, programs and activities involving health data analytics and program evaluation.Work as part of a team to advance the partnership between the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human ResourcesFacilitates communication and efficient collaboration between research partners at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center and the staff of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.Oversee and conduct analyses of Medicaid claims data using SAS and other statistical analysis packages at the direction of the West Virginia University Director of Medicaid Research and Evaluation or leadership within the Department for Health and Human ResourcesSupport both West Virginia University faculty as well as leadership within the Department for Health and Human Resources in using Medicaid claims data as well as other state data sources to answer research questions of interest to the stateTrain other West Virginia University faculty in analyzing Medicaid claims data and other state data sources using SAS or other statistical analysis packagesEnsure that data analytic and research/evaluation activities are compliant with University-level policies for the responsible conduct of research as well as federal, and state policies.Provides consultation to faculty and government partners regarding preparation of research proposals, design and methodology, data analytics and interpretation of results.Identify opportunities for potential collaborations between the Health Sciences Center and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.Prepares reports as required by the University, the Health Sciences Center administration, and external agencies. Communicates results of analytic projects and program evaluations with relevant staff of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.Conducts or directs special projects as assigned.Assist with the publication of peer-reviewed manuscriptsQualificationsPhD in health or data science-related field;Or equivalent amount of combined education and work experienceTwo (2) years experience:Record of research and achievement in health outcomes and policy research (health services research, public health informatics,... For full info follow application link.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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