Research Assistant - Health - Maryland And Virginia

American Institutes For Research Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 2 months ago


Established in 1946, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world. AIR works with federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropies and other organizations to conduct research and evaluation and provide technical assistance in the areas of education, health and workforce development, in the U.S. and abroad.

AIR's Health Policy and Research (HPR) group specializes in research, evaluation, policy analysis, measurement, performance management, and technical assistance in the areas of health services organization, quality of care, quality of life, consumer engagement, health communication, financing and cost of care, and behavioral health (i.e., substance abuse and mental health). HPR's major clients include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), private foundations, and state governments.

The Research Assistant will provide support to the HPR staff on a variety of research and operations-related topics to include literature searches, data collection, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, report preparation and management of budgets and schedules for proposals and projects.


  • Provide research support on HPR projects, including literature searches, data collection (from focus groups, interviews, secondary/archival sources, and surveys), analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and report preparation.

  • Provide managerial support on HPR projects, including managing project budgets and schedules, project-related meeting and travel arrangements, and interactions with clients.

  • Coordinate proposals, including ensuring all deadlines are met and all sections of the proposal are complete.


  • BA or BS degree in a health-related field.

  • 0-2 years of experience - preferably in a health-related field.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines.

  • Acute attention to detail and strong work ethic.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Prior experience with Health Policy; Health Services and Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) for Clinical highly preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


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Research Assistant - Health - Maryland And Virginia

American Institutes For Research