Research Analyst I: Rural Health

The University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service invite applicants for a full-time, grant-funded position as Research Analyst I: Rural Health on the Portland Campus.

The Research Analyst I for the Maine Rural Health Research Center’s work focuses on research and evaluation in the area of rural health, particularly rural hospitals and health care delivery systems and the policy environment in which they operate. S/he works in a team environment and participates in various research and evaluation activities including proposal development, research and evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and oral and written dissemination of findings. The Research Analyst I directs small projects and portions of larger projects while working independently and as part of multiple teams. Major responsibilities include participation in proposal development; identification, review, and summary of relevant research and policy literature; and collection, management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. This position also works with project teams to ensure reliable data cleaning, quality and security, and contributes to the development and writing of funding applications, work plans, interview protocols, data products, and reports.

The USM community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

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USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region.

• Master’s degree in public health, health policy or related field and one year of experience working in health policy, health care, public health, human services, or related professional field; OR, Bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ experience
• Knowledge and understanding of U.S. health policy
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods
• Strong critical thinking, writing and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational, work management, and group process skills, ability to take initiative to identify and propose new tasks and procedures
• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
• Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, or other statistical analysis software
• Experience developing integrated literature reviews
• Ability and willingness to travel
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of rural health and hospital policy and the health care needs of rural populations
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of hospital and health care system finance and operations
• Demonstrated experience analyzing health policy data with SAS® or other statistical analysis software
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the evaluation of state and federally funded grant programs
• Experience working collaboratively with a research team
• Experience with citation management software such as EndNote®

Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by November 30, 2018.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)