Mathematica Careers

Employer
Mathematica Policy Research
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 15, 2018
Closes
May 29, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Position DescriptionMathematica Policy Research is a nationally recognized research and consulting organization dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information and analysis for our partners and clients.Mathematica is searching for a senior health researcher who can lead evaluation and technical assistance projects focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery from substance use disorders. Mathematica s work focused on substance use disorders includes evaluations of major federal initiatives to combat the opioid crisis and integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment, the development and implementation of clinical quality measures to monitor the delivery of care, and technical assistance to help state Medicaid programs and providers implement new models of care. Mathematica also conducts large-scale surveys of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities and conducts policy analyses on a range of topics including the substance abuse treatment workforce, access to care, and trends in service utilizations and costs. Our clients include the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Labor, the Administration on Children and Families, foundations, and state and local government agencies.The successful candidate will join our group of over 400 health policy professionals, including staff with backgrounds in public health, public policy, economics, statistics, behavioral or social sciences, medicine, nursing, data analytics, and other relevant disciplines. We offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership. Duties of the position: Lead multidisciplinary teams, drawing on your past experience, analytic skills, and technical knowledge to conduct research, data analysis, and/or technical assistance projects that address the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and other related topicsWork directly with clients to ensure that projects are executed successfully and provide clients with high-quality services and deliverablesApply rigorous analytic thinking to the collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative dataBring creative ideas to business development and actively participate in submitting proposals and obtaining new projectsAuthor reports, memos, technical assistance tools, issue briefs, webinar presentations, and journal manuscriptsInteract with clients, policymakers, academic partners, and the broader behavioral health community to disseminate work and stimulate new ideasActively mentor junior colleagues and contribute to internal thought leadership activities to support a collegial environmentPosition Requirements10+ years of experience conducting research and/or technical assistance focused on substance use disordersHighly qualified applicants will have expertise in how states and Medicaid programs organize and finance substance abuse treatment services, the integration of substance abuse and mental health treatment, and the role that substance abuse plays in other social services such as child welfare. Broader knowledge of state Medicaid policy, some recent clinical experience, and familiarity with billing for substance abuse treatment are also desired.Masters or doctoral degree or equivalent experience in public health, public policy, data science, statistics, economics, behavioral or social sciences, economics, or other relevant disciplineProven quantitative and/or qualitative skills and the ability to appropriately interpret findings within the context of program implementation and broader health policy landscapeExcellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to explain observations and findings to diverse stakeholder audiences including program administrators and policymakersDemonstrated ability to provide task leadership and coordinate the work of multidisciplinary teamsStrong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines

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