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The Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics is one of the nationâs premier health policy research centers.Â Housed jointly in the School of Pharmacy and Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), its mission is to measurably improve value in health care through evidence-based policy solutions, research excellence, and private and public sector engagement.Â Center experts are frequently cited by the media, White House, Congress, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, and other agencies.
A diverse staff of 40+ work alongside 60+ affiliated faculty to ensure the Centerâs activities are rigorous, independent, and policy-relevant. Â This includes research staff, a finance team, and media and communications experts.Â The Center also supports a microsimulation group and a research programmer core with access to models, methods, and an extensive data library.Â Â Â
The Schaeffer Center is seeking a Research Programmer to provide programming support on research projects that use administrative healthcare claims data.Â Knowledge of and extensive experience with SAS and Stata required.Â Programmers are an integral part of the research team and work closely with the principal investigator and a multidisciplinary research team.Â The key role of the programmer is to develop a plan to adapt data that are complex and very large in scope to answer research questions.Â Programmers also execute the analytical plan for the project in conjunction with graduate students and other team members. In addition, the programmer must manage large data files and utilize creativity and innovation to solve conceptual programming problems raised by cutting-edge research.Â Programmers are also part of a state-of-the-art data core at Schaeffer Center with opportunity for peer interaction and mentoring.
BA/BS in Statistics, quantitative social science, health economics, mathematics or related field
2 or more years of experience with SAS, a statistical programming language
Working knowledge of Stata
Ability to work independently on complex programming while collaborating in a multidisciplinary team setting
Experience with large, administrative health databases, including administrative healthcare (medical, pharmacy, plan benefit/enrollment, etc.) claims from Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance plans, and electronic medical/health records
Attention to detail
Ability to work to deadlines
MA/MS in Statistics, quantitative social science, health economics, mathematics or related field
3 or more years of experience with SAS and Stata.
Experience with SQL
Experience with survey data
Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.Â This is a full-time, 2-year (renewable) fixed term position.
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Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems. Competent to work independently on complex programming.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.