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The Health Preference Assessment (HPA) program is looking to add an Associate Research Economist to join a growing team. HPA has a reputation for conducting high-quality preference research in a collegial working environment. The HPA Group specializes in developing surveys to elicit and quantify preferences of patients, physicians, and other health-care stakeholders for features and outcomes of medical and pharmaceutical interventions using rigorous stated-preference methods. The studies apply discrete-choice experiments, threshold technique, best-worst scaling, contingent behavior and contingent-valuation methods. HPA staff members are internationally recognized thought leaders in this research area and their work is published in high-level clinical and health-economic journals.

This position will assist senior researchers and project managers in all aspects of study design and implementation as part of a research team.

 

Specific responsibilities will include assisting with:

  • Designing, pretesting, and fielding stated-preference surveys
  • Constructing data sets for model estimation
  • Analyzing data using advanced limited-dependent-variable econometric methods
  • Writing reports and manuscripts
  • Preparing presentations
  • The employee will be encouraged to contribute research ideas and solutions to conceptual and analytical problems. Significant contributions will earn co-authorship on conference presentations and publications in scientific journals.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics
  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience in empirical research and econometrics
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated aptitude for independent thinking and team collaboration 
  • Proficiency in statistical software packages such as Limdep, SAS, Stata, GAUSS, R, and Sawtooth

 

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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
 
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