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Company Description

Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Our 1,200+ experts conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors.We have been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for nearly 50 years. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.

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 Analyst in any of our locations who is passionate about using big data to answer research questions that influence decision making in U.S. health care policy. The ideal candidate will primarily work in SAS but will use other languages including Stata, R, and SQL. Individuals with an interest in confronting the challenges of working with large, complex data sets, an interest in data manipulation and analysis, and 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

  • Articulating findings and working with researchers to adjust specifications and code as interim results are found

  • Evaluate 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

  • Mentor programmers and lead small programming teams

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree with a strong academic record in economics, mathematics, statistics, public health, public administration, public policy, sociology, political science, or a related field

  • 1-5 years of programming experience in a professional or academic environment

  • Experience working with administrative healthcare data (e.g. commercial claims, hospital claims, and Medicare or Medicaid data), healthcare informatics, or healthcare claims processing.

  • Ability to describe technical problems and solutions to a non-technical audience

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work with others.

  • Programming experience using SAS, Stata, R, SQL, or a similar language

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.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, location preferences, and salary requirements via our online employment website.  Recent college graduates must provide a transcript.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA

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
$113,046
average
Minimum
$87,826
Maximum
$146,294

TASKS

  • Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
  • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced.
  • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.
  • Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.

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.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • 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.
Vacation & Paid Time Off

Mathematica Policy Research

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

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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