Are you looking for the opportunity to use your research and data analysis skills to impact policy and improve health? The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) seeks to grow its team of analysts who do exactly that. If you are a quantitative researcher with experience in health, you could be part of a team participating in a wide range of projects that fulfill KHI’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans through educational offerings that support effective policymaking, engage stakeholders at the state and community levels, and provide nonpartisan, actionable and evidence-based information.
The successful candidate should bring strong research and quantitative skills that enable them to participate in a wide range of research and evaluation projects. They will manage and analyze various types of data and transform them into meaningful information. These data sets include but are not limited to census data, vital statistics, health-related survey and surveillance data and health insurance claims data. Candidates also will support the development of primary data collection and analyze the data.
Candidates for the position should have a master’s degree in health services research, public health, statistics, biostatistics, economics, social science, or a relevant discipline, although comparable experience will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate experience in applied research projects and be familiar with a variety of research methods. Candidates also should have proficient skills in using SAS to manage and analyze large data sets, other publicly available data sources, and survey data to support KHI’s mission.
Candidates must have strong writing and analytical skills. Analysts are expected to play an important role in conducting existing projects as well as shaping new projects. A broad interest in health policy and public health is desired. The ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented research setting is essential.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, paid parental leave, an infant-at-work program, and resources for professional development. KHI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 20210608
About Kansas Health Institute
The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.
The Kansas Health Foundation made its commitment to fund KHI's educational mission to deliver in-depth, nonpartisan information, research and insights based on the conclusion that health policy decisions often were based on fragmented, anecdotal and sometimes biased information. At the time of its founding, KHI was unique in its status as a health policy-focused educational organization that was independent, non-university based, and supported primarily through philanthropy. Since then, other states such as Colorado and Ohio have established institutes with a similar model.
KHI faculty and staff are drawn from diverse disciplines including medicine, public and community health, health policy and management, law, anthropology, political science, sociology, health administrati...on, communications, journalism, and business.
KHI continues to be supported by a core-operating grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, and also obtains funding from other regional and national foundations and state and federal agencies.