Department of Health Administration and Policy - Postdoctoral Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 16, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Full Time
Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Health Administration and PolicyThe George Mason University Department of Health Administration and Policy is seeking applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellow position. The fellow will carry out research studies led by Dr. Jeah Jung through a project funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). This NIH project examines resource use and quality of care in Medicare Advantage relative to Traditional Medicare, focusing on costly and serious conditions, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, or acute cardiac conditions. The fellow will involve in research and scholarly development related to health care financing and delivery in Medicare, in particular identifying ways by which Medicare Advantage plans modify care delivery. The fellow will engage in all stages of research, collaborating with a multidisciplinary team. The fellow will also have an opportunity to identify research within the context of the grant to advance their own scholarly interests.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the University:George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the Carnegie R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200-degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Mason, located in the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C., has unmatched geographical access to a numerous federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of health systems, consulting firms, and health plans in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Northern Virginia is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.About the Department:The Department of Health Administration and Policy is one of five academic units in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. The department is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with 25 full-time faculty. The department boasts more than 700 students in undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs. The total anticipated value of the department's active research grants and contracts exceed $400M across a variety of disciplines, including health economics, informatics, policy, and practice.Responsibilities:Participate in research discussions with an interdisciplinary team;Work effectively with large administrative data;Perform econometric and statistical analyses;Clearly communicate processes used and results achieved; lead critical discussions; andDraft articles, reports and presentations.Required Qualifications:Doctoral degree (at start date) in health services research, health policy, economics, public policy, public health, or related disciplines; andStrong skills in statistical analysis and coding (e.g., SAS and Stata).

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position F9979z, and attach a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.Priority review will start on May 1, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information on the position, contact Dr. Jeah Jung at

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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