Research Data & Technology Director, Healthcare
at Ronin Staffing

Date Posted: 1/2/2020

Job Description

Title: Research Data & Technology Director, Healthcare
Salary: DOE
Location: Los Angeles, CA 90089
Length: Temp to Hire / Possible Direct Hire

Job Summary:

Position is for one of the nation’s premier health policy research centers.  Its mission is to measurably improve value in health through evidence based policy solutions, research excellence, transformative education, and private and public sector engagement to raise awareness and produce groundbreaking research in the areas of health economics, health policy and pharmaceutical economics.  The Center houses more than 50 distinguished scholars who collaborate on a wide array of research and policy questions.  The Center also supports programming and microsimulation staff and a data core with access to national survey data and large claims databases from various sources.  An External Affairs group supports a sophisticated dissemination strategy to ensure research informs health policy. Through an established partnership with the Brookings Institution, the Center regularly convenes health policy conferences and publishes policy briefs on salient policy issues, often in collaboration with other universities and institutions.

Position Description
Seeking a Research Data & Technology Director to lead major Center undertakings and technology teams.  This position reports to the managing director and will oversee the Center’s research analytic organization by

  • Overseeing all technical aspects and technological resources for the purpose of organizational growth
  • Establishing a technological vision and leading the Center's technological development
  • Providing leadership and direction for day-to-day project operations and administration
  • Serving as the interface between technology teams and Center investigators.
  • Identifying funding sources and opportunities. Authoring technical proposals and/or working with researchers and programmers to develop project proposals. Directing negotiations with funding agencies, exchanging information regarding project status to build and maintain rapport and enhance opportunities for additional funding.  
  • Assuming responsibility for planning, design and development of project protocols, personnel and budget administration, data acquisition and management, analysis and reporting of study results
  • Overseeing and monitoring activities of the analytic personnel, organizing and assembling personnel, technology, processes, financial and data resources necessary to support the current and future analytic needs of the Center’s projects and teams

Successful candidates have demonstrated excellence in managing the execution of complex health policy analytical undertakings and teams, especially those relating to data, computational analyses, complex analytics and modeling.  Candidates must have demonstrated ability to successfully develop and organize a strategic research, technology, and staff development agenda, execute and manage projects on a tight timeline, and provide measurable outcomes to document the project or team’s successes.  


  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in health services research, health economics or a related quantitative research field (e.g. biostatistics/epidemiology, applied statistics), preferably with 5 plus years of experience leading technology/analytic teams.  
  • The candidate must have an extensive project management background and possess exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills. 
  • This is a full-time management position that requires strong organizational and managerial skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, budgeting, estimating and scheduling skills and an orientation to the details.  The candidate must have experience supervising staff and managers.
  • Extensive track-record (ten plus years) of work on large scale projects.
  • Ability to balance numerous projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive and customer-oriented.
  • Superior presentation skills.
  • Experience in health policy research and/or research consulting is desirable.
  • Demonstrated track record in grant solicitation and publishing in peer reviewed journals is highly desired.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contractor
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Job Type: Research
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 1/2/2020

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