Senior Medicaid Researcher in Chicago, IL

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Mathematica Policy Research   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Information Technology

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8 - 10 years

Posted 51 days ago

Mathematica Policy Research is a nationally recognized research and consulting organization dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of design and assessment of public policies and programs since 1968. Our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, researchers, data analysts, statisticians, and policy practitioners have conducted many of the most important studies of federal, state, and non-governmental interventions to improve health care delivery and health care financing. We also have supported implementation of large-scale payment reforms and efforts to continuously improve the quality of existing programs through technical assistance, monitoring and feedback systems, and advanced data analytics.


Mathematica is searching for a seasoned professional with experience leading research focused on Medicaid policy and programs or developing analytic approaches to guide policy development and implementation at either the state or federal level. The successful candidate will join our Health division to play leadership roles in engagements for the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission, state Medicaid agencies, and other clients.

In particular, we are looking for individuals who can support current and emerging work across several areas related to monitoring and improving Medicaid and CHIP programs such as: evaluating and delivering technical assistance on value-based purchasing, alternative provider payment and care delivery models; behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment innovations; developing, testing, and supporting the collection of measures of delivery and quality of services for beneficiaries; and data analytics to monitor and evaluate outcomes of innovative programs and policies. Candidates do not need to have experience in all of these areas but should be expert in at least one.

The successful candidate will join our group of over 500 health policy professionals, including staff with degrees in data analytics, public health, public policy, economics, behavioral or social sciences, economics, and other relevant disciplines. 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.

Duties of the position:

  • Direct or play key leadership roles in multidisciplinary teams to conduct research and technical assistance projects on topics related to state and federal Medicaid and CHIP policy and data systems, and oversee all aspects of high quality project delivery
  • Engage with state and federal clients to understand the challenges they face and work collaboratively with them to develop innovative solutions
  • Apply rigorous analytic thinking to the collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, including analysis of Medicaid and CHIP administrative data and site visits or telephone interviews with state and federal officials
  • Direct business development efforts and lead proposals for new projects
  • Author project reports, memos, technical assistance tools, issue briefs, and webinar presentations and represent Mathematica to policy and professional audiences
  • Contribute to the growth, expertise, and institutional knowledge of staff working in the Medicaid and CHIP area, including active mentorship

Position Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of experience working in health research, data analytics, or health policy with a substantial portion of that time related to some aspect of the Medicaid program at the state or federal level
  • Bachelors, Masters or doctoral degree or equivalent experience in data analytics, public policy, economics, behavioral or social sciences, public health, or other relevant disciplines
  • Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to explain observations and findings to diverse stakeholder audiences including program administrators and policymakers
  • Demonstrated ability to lead major engagements and coordinate the work of multidisciplinary teams, including collaborations with technology teams building solutions in service to policy needs
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to lead and manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines


Valid Through: 2019-9-27