Post-Doc Fellow, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy (Job ID: 2021-2736)

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/16/2021 11:25 AM)
Program
Economic Studies
Job Function
Research
Job ID
2021-2736
Salary
Commensurate with experience

Overview

Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

 

We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

 

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.

 

Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

About the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy: The USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy is a partnership between Economic Studies at Brookings and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics that informs the national health policy debate with rigorous, evidence-based analysis. Since its launch in 2016, the Initiative has established itself as a leader in rigorous and insightful health policy research and analysis, informing policymakers, private sector leaders, and the broader public. The Initiative’s work addresses a wide range of topics, including policy strategies to expand or improve insurance coverage, reduce health care costs, and improve health care quality.


About Economic Studies: The Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES’s work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, the environment, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.

 

Position Location: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.  

 

Operating status: Brookings eligible employees are currently authorized to work remotely but will be moving towards a hybrid plan later this year, which will require working both in the office and remotely. All vaccinated Brookings employees who wish to work from the office can do so. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.  

 

Vaccine Policy: Brookings has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, Brookings recently announced that staff on Brookings campus this fall are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Brookings will require all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings. 

 

As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.     

Responsibilities

Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

 

Brookings is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy (SIHP) in its Economic Studies program to conduct in-depth, high-quality policy analysis and development, as well as policy-oriented research. The Fellow will also provide expert technical assistance to policymakers and other external contacts. The position will be offered for a two-year or three-year term, determined upon hiring by Brookings and the candidate.

  • Conducts in-depth, high quality public policy research in area of expertise, independently and in collaboration with other scholars at SIHP, the USC Schaeffer Center, and across Brookings
  • Authors or co-authors policy and research reports, blogs, op-eds, and other commentary
  • Develops research concepts, policy questions, and work plans for papers and reports
  • In collaboration with ES Communications team, creates dissemination and promotion strategy for research products; liaises with media
  • Meets with and briefs relevant external contacts on research
  • Presents research and gives talks at select outside meetings or conferences
  • Convenes private roundtables and/or public events to inform research and disseminate work
  • Oversees the work of research assistants and analysts or works with outside partners on selected projects
  • Supports efforts by others in SIHP and by the ES development team to secure funding and steward relationships with current Brookings funders

Qualifications

Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

 

Ph.D. (or equivalent) in economics or health policy, MD, or JD required. Candidates should demonstrate research productivity with the clear potential to be recognized as a leader in their field. Must have a demonstrated ability to understand and write knowledgeably about public policy analysis and policy-relevant research of the caliber that appears in top peer-reviewed journals. Expertise in the area of prescription drug policy preferred, but not required. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

 

Must be able to lead independent research and competently lead issue-focused meetings, initiatives, high-level conferences, and other events without supervision. Must be able to communicate effectively with policy audiences, including through blogs and white papers. Must be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management. Must be able to work collegially with staff at all levels and in all job profiles. Must have a commitment to contributing to a supportive and productive workplace with a diverse workforce. Interest in or experience with mentoring junior staff preferred.

 

 

Additional Information:

 

What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.

 

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.

 

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

 

Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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