Principal Research Scientist

Battelle Memorial Institute   •  

Baltimore, MD

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 38 days ago

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Health Research and Measure Development Principal Research Scientist. This position is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Job Description

Battelle's Health Research team, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, specializes in conducting research in the areas of healthcare quality improvement, clinical quality measure development, measurement science, and knowledge management for government, academic and private industry clients worldwide. The primary functions of the Principal Research Scientist will be to execute appropriate research and analytical methods designed to evaluate the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical quality measures and alternative payment models. This includes an understanding of, and experience with, appropriate experimental and quasi-experimental research methodologies, policy analysis, qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evaluation designs, as well as, outcome dissemination and implementation science. The selected candidate will be part of a team of researchers evaluating the outcomes and impacts of programs focused on a wide range of health and wellbeing research. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads and participates in multiple, assigned, and self-initiated research projects with a minimum of supervision and within time and budget constraints.
  • Participates in the development of clinical quality measures focused on a wide range of clinical areas.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of alternative payment models.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to federally-funded clinical quality measure developers.
  • Conducts presentations on advancements in clinical quality measure science.
  • Perform highly complex assignments by compiling and evaluating design and test data, prepare technical specifications, analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product or process specifications.
  • Plan, organize, execute, analyze, and perform technical work; organize project resources; manage budget; project deliverables; and other related project management activities for multiple projects.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships through collaboration and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to communicate project data, status, and technical needs and address risk, issues, and opportunities.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance; review proposed solutions for technical feasibility, (White Papers, and Contract Proposals).
  • Support and lead preparation and submission of publishable manuscripts.
  • Support business development efforts, including strategic planning and monitoring of current and future business opportunities.
  • Prepare technical and financial information for briefings, presentations, and status reports.
  • Monitor and report program commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution to include program milestones, schedule and cost, conduct related analyses, and track financial and technical metrics.
  • Reviews scientific literature and other information sources, and prepares summaries.
  • Prepares technical reports and presentations that are clear, concise, and technically accurate.
  • Monitor and report program commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution to include program milestones, schedule and cost, conduct related analyses, and track financial and technical metrics.
  • Builds relationships with internal and external partners and clients, and supports business development efforts.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Ph.D. in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field and 2-5 years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development. OR
  • Master's degree or higher in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field and 5-8 years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development. OR
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field and 8-10 years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development
  • Experience working in contract research for a federal, state or private entity.
  • Experience working with one or more of the following federal agencies: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quaity, the Defense health Agency.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of operational users, technical developers and government program managers
  • Ability to write both concise recommendation papers, longer analytical reviews, and funding proposals.
  • Proven ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Experience working with private or state health agencies.
  • Knowledge and experiences in research involving health policy, health disparities, international health, health economics or health data sources such as electronic health records are also desirable.
  • Excellent word processing and computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat Professional.