Health Service Researcher

Job Description

Health Service Researcher
Job Locations US-CA-San Diego | US-MD-Bethesda
Program Physical Therapy Department ID 2023-3768 Category Research Administration Position Type Regular Full-Time Travel None Work Arrangements Flexible Telework with Remote being a possibility

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

This position will be in support of the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE). The EACE works to advance medical and scientific knowledge through relevant research that will optimize clinical care and quality of life for Service members and Veterans with traumatic extremity injuries and amputations. We are looking for a new team member to assist with a study aimed at improving pain and function in Service members with low back pain.

HJF is seeking a Health Service Researcher to conduct health service research using medical records data sets and other large medical/health data sets, perform data analyses, evaluate, research results, and writes scientific reports or papers for presentation or publication. This position provides advice and consultation in health service research.

    Participates in ongoing research projects and conducts the component in health services.
  • Performs literature review and identifies emerging topics and gaps in health service research on applicable subject matter.
  • Develops new research projects in health service using organization's resources to investigate and evaluate important health service issues on applicable subject matter, which will help identify more efficient and effective health services to beneficiaries.
  • Applies for funding in health service research using organization's resources.
  • Advises and guides research assistants/associates in health service research.
  • Conducts data analysis, evaluates research results, and writes scientific reports for presentation and publication.
  • Provides expertise in health service research for various research projects and gives consultation in study design, data analysis, and results interpretation related to health service research.
  • Assists in collaboration with researchers in other programs or institutions.
  • Performs data collection by reviewing electronic health records and medical databases. Recruits and screens subjects for research studies. Collects baseline and follow up data from subjects. Checks for validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality assurance requirements and clinical relevance.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge in applying health service concepts and methodology to medical research.
  • Experience in health service research including using large medical records data.
  • Experience in using statistical software particularly SAS.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in obtaining extramural grants is a plus.
  • Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and possess a positive, friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Experience with amputee care is desirable.

Physical Capabilities

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.

Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting.

Education and Experience

  • Doctoral Degree in Health Service, Health Economics, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience required

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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