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Statistician and Policy Modeler for Healthcare

Title:              Statistician and Policy Modeler for Healthcare

Reports to:    Director, Center for Data Analysis

Job Summary: The Heritage Foundation's mission is "to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense."  Based on those principles, the main objectives of the Center for Data Analysis are to provide empirical research services to Heritage and to help build, through empirical and other research, publication, and other activities, the intellectual foundation for Heritage conservative public policies.  Consistent with the mission and those objectives, the Modeler engages with the healthcare policy team in modeling, database construction, research, publication, and other work concerning healthcare policies.

Job Duties: 

  • Engage in: (1) updates, documentation, and maintenance of models and databases (2) professional research, analysis, and writing for publication by Heritage and, as appropriate, others; and (3) representation of Heritage in many settings, including public functions, professional conferences, and legislative hearings and meetings.
  • Work with others across Heritage and in cooperating organizations, including Heritage Action for America, to achieve Heritage objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with staff of Heritage and cooperating organizations, the general public, print, mass media, and, as appropriate government officials.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for Data Analysis.

Skill Factors:

Education:                   Minimum of Masters or equivalent graduate degree in Statistics, Math, or Economics preferred.

Experience:                 3 to 5 years in statistical analysis and healthcare.

Communication:         Excellent preparation and interpretation of technical documents accompanying policy and database models.

Special Skills/Requirements:  

  • Should be familiar with healthcare policy, as well as the Microsoft family of database software; knowledge of C and C++, other structured programming languages, and STATA, R or comparable statistical package preferred.
  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department's goals and objectives.
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