University of Nebraska Medical Center

Health Policy & Research Analysts

Are you looking for the opportunity to use your research and data analysis skills to impact policy and improve health? Are you an experienced health policy analyst who wants to inform current policy debates by communicating findings to a broad audience?

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) seeks to grow its team of analysts who do exactly that. Whether you are a health policy analyst or a qualitative or 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 by supporting effective policymaking, engaging at the state and community levels, and providing nonpartisan, actionable and evidence-based information.

Health Policy Analyst Qualifications:

Identify and translate relevant information from a variety of sources into concise, well- organized reports, graphics and presentations; Produce written products, facilitate discussions with stakeholders; Develop collaborative relationships with state agency staff, members of the Legislature, university faculty and staff, public health and medical professionals, and private sector associations; Relevant, practical experience, ideally in a state or federal policy-making setting; Familiarity with a range of health policy issues, including public and private health insurance coverage, access to care, behavioral health services, and health care finance, is critical; A graduate degree in public policy, public health, business, public administration, sociology, economics or a related field is desired, although comparable experience will be considered.

Research Analyst Qualifications:

Strong qualitative or quantitative skills – or both – to enable them to participate in a wide range of research and evaluation projects using diverse methods, including focus groups, key informant interviews, systematic literature reviews, document reviews, secondary data analysis and the collection and analysis of primary data; Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, demonstrate experience in applied research projects, and be familiar with a variety of research methods.

Additional Information: Candidates for all positions must have strong writing and analytic skills. Analysts are expected to play an important role in conducting existing projects as well as shaping new projects. The ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented research setting is essential.

View additional information and application instructions online here. 

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