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Company Description

Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research firm, provides a full range of research and data collection services, including program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation, and program performance/data management, to improve public well-being. Its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company, with offices in Princeton, N.J., Ann Arbor, Mich., Cambridge, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Oakland, Calif., and Washington, D.C., has conducted some of the most important studies of health care, education, international, disability, family support, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs. And we welcome your comments on our social media! But we reserve the right to delete any comments or other forms of engagement that promote commercial ventures, or are off-topic, abusive or profane. Such postings will be deleted immediately and the accounts associated with them may be blocked from further interaction with our page.

Job Description

*Position Description*:

One of the foremost public policy research organizations in the United States, Mathematica Policy Research is leading the way in providing health care research services to federal agencies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

We are seeking an intellectually curious programmer our various Mathematica locations who is passionate about using data to answer research questions that influence decision making in U.S. health care policy. Individuals with an interest in confronting the challenges of processing and manipulating large, complex data sets as well as a desire to become a subject matter expert in health care data are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

* Working with large secondary data sources such as Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims data and survey data to effectively answer research questions about health care policy

* Interpreting requirements and specifications to develop performance measures based on cost and quality of care for evaluating the effectiveness of numerous health care policies

* Using a myriad of data sources to provide a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of the potential of creative ideas for service delivery and payment models to improve the health outcomes and well-being of patients, and to reduce spending for Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers

* Aptitude for interpreting data outputs and articulating findings to researchers and policymakers

*Position Requirements*:

* A bachelor's degree with a strong academic record in the social sciences (economics, public policy, sociology, political science, or government) or a related field

* 0 - 3 years of programming experience in a professional or academic environment using SAS, Stata, R, or a similar language.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. In addition, recent college graduates must provide a transcript. You will be asked to attach these materials during the online application process.

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. We provide generous paid time off (and an on-site fitness center). Visit our web site at www.mathematica-mpr.com

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

Available locations: Cambridge, MA; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Ann Arbor, MI.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Estimated annual salary
$76,837
average
Minimum
$54,975
Maximum
$97,665

TASKS

  • Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to new hardware, or to improve its performance.
  • Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  • Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • DesignKnowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Vacation & Paid Time Off

Mathematica Policy Research

Type

Company - Private

Size

1001-5000

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Engineering/Architecture
Marketing/Advertising/PR
Pharmaceutical/Bio-tech
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Founded

1968

CEO

Paul Decker

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