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Would you like to grow with a small business built on a reputation for excellence? Here at Insight Policy Research, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do take our work seriously. If you have outstanding research, analysis, evaluation, writing, and interpersonal skills and wish to join our team, we encourage you to apply.

We offer competitive salaries, telecommuting, and comprehensive employee benefits, including medical insurance (with dental coverage), flexible savings accounts, and a generous 401K plan. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Senior Survey Researcher

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluation with a focus on projects that include survey data collection and analysis of quantitative data. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, maternal and child health, nutrition assistance programs, education, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care. We conduct research that applies rigorous and impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting methods.

    Responsibilities

    • Serve as Project Director/Task Lead for mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs and survey instruments; conducting/overseeing pretests and cognitive testing; preparing OMB clearance materials; developing analysis methodology; overseeing data collection; preparation of data files and documentation; monitoring budget and progress; and providing quality control.
    • Interpret and summarize quantitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs.
    • Contribute to and/or lead proposals for new research projects.
    • Interact with various stakeholders and partners including survey participants, subcontractors, and clients.
    • Collaborate closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in questionnaire development and survey research design.

    Education

    • Master’s degree in survey methods, public policy, public health, or other relevant social science discipline with 8 or more years of related work experience in federal contracting and research or Ph.D. and 5 or more years of experience.

    Qualifications

    • 5–8 years of data collection experience related to research/policy.
    • Strong research design skills and experience with multiple modes of data collection; solid understanding of the fundamentals of survey methods and sampling.
    • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop junior staff members; lead survey project teams; handle budget responsibilities, including budgets for Federal contracts and subcontracts; participate in and lead technical proposal development.
    • Experience preparing final deliverables and writing comprehensive research reports.
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to manage competing deadlines, while keeping projects on schedule and within budget.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required).
    • Experience with Medicare populations and/or studies a plus.
    • Expertise in qualitative research methods, such as in-depth interviewing and focus groups preferred but optional.

    Contact

    Debra Wright, Ph.D.

    Director, Data Collection Services
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: dwright@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Associate Director of Education

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include implementing research and evaluation and technical assistance studies, managing qualitative and qualitative data collection, contributing to proposal efforts and other business development activities, communicating with clients, and preparing final reports and briefings. This candidate will work with our Vice-President for Education in helping support and develop the vision and strategic direction of our Education division. Candidates must have a proven history working with Federal clients (though work with foundations, states, and districts are also valued). Candidates should have a minimum of six years of experience directing large-scale research studies and experience leading and writing successful proposals in response to federal solicitations.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop new business through contacts and responses to solicitations
    • Design and direct methodologically robust research and evaluation studies
    • Manage team members and tasks to keep projects on schedule and within budget
    • Mentor junior staff to help them further their skills, knowledge, and experience
    • Ensure accuracy and high quality of deliverables and contribute to the creation of innovative products
    • Collaborate with other senior leadership team members to identify business opportunities

    Education

    • Ph.D. in a social science field and eight years’ experience or Master’s degree and ten years of experience

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a research and technical assistance agenda
    • Demonstrated ability to win contracts or grants
    • Understanding of national education priorities, education reform, and emerging areas of interest
    • Experience working with education stakeholders at the local, state, and national level
    • Experience directing large-scale research/evaluation projects using rigorous designs such as Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMART), cluster randomized controlled trials, and quasi-experimental designs
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations, student assessments)
    • Experience developing logic models, research questions, and relevant indicators for performance measurement
    • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in issues related to teacher preparation, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality, college and career readiness, career and technical education, or early childhood and family support
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to lead others, work independently, and support the success of the team
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing deadlines
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to produce high impact reports

    Contact

    Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Education
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: lrichburg-hayes@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Education/Health Policy Research Assistant

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, conducting semistructured interviews and coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, quality of care, maternal and child health, patient-centered outcomes research, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care. Our education projects relate to secondary analysis of national surveys, state- and district-level data analyses, and program evaluations of educational interventions. Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and a spirit of generosity.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Collect qualitative and quantitative data
    • Prepare data for analysis and conducting preliminary data analyses
    • Conduct policy scans on education issues across states
    • Interview and survey respondents
    • Assist in the writing and preparation of reports and articles for publication/presentation
    • Complete field staff performance evaluations at the conclusion of each project
    • Provide project leaders with periodic status updates

    Other duties or responsibilities may be assigned according to changes in study protocol or conditions during a project period.

    Education

    • A bachelor’s degree in social science field.

    Qualifications

    • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills, an understanding of research methodology and problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to coordinate completion of projects and tasks
    • Working knowledge of/experience with other public health programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Experience and interest in working on federal contracts
    • Background and strong interest in health, education, or social welfare research

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Dominick Esposito

    Vice President, Health
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: desposito@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Budget Analyst

    Position Summary

    We are seeking a Financial Analyst to join our growing operations team. This position will work closely with the CFO, the Proposal Coordinator, senior management and technical staff to evaluate and respond to government solicitations and other new business opportunities.

    Ideal candidate has strong quantitative abilities and is comfortable working independently and taking initiative to start new assignments.  Must be highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and committed to producing work of the highest quality!

    Responsibilities

    The essential functions of this position include but aren’t limited to the following:

    • Review solicitation and identify all business (cost) proposal requirements
    • Work with proposal coordinator and technical staff to estimate the staffing, travel, materials and other services required to be responsive to the solicitation scope of work
    • Create and complete budget spreadsheets in conformance with proposal requirements
    • Prepare all other cost proposal documents, including budget justifications, certifications, representations and company information
    • Review and verify the accuracy and completeness of all business proposal materials
    • Combine prepared materials into a final price volume for submission
    • Aid in preparation of reports to ensure compliance with various government contracting, HR, and other federal reporting regulations
    • Assist in development of proposal spreadsheet templates and other tools for improving budgeting and business proposal processes
    • Aid senior management in evaluation of potential opportunities and allocation of business development resources
    • Support management and coordination of contracts and subcontracts
    • Provide additional support to company accounting and operations as needed

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors in Business Administration (or similar degree) with a concentration in finance or accounting and 2–4 years related experience for government contractor entities; or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience in the government contracting field; and
    • Experience with development of cost proposals in response to solicitations from the Federal Government.
    • Familiarity with Federal acquisition/contracting regulations (including FAR) and industry compliance matters
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products
    • Proficiency with accounting software

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls, please. Send resume and cover letter via email or postal mail to—

    Jim Roop

    CFO
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: jroop@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Editor

    Responsibilities

    This position will support our Learning and Improvement team. Tasks include—

    • Edit (and rewrite as needed) Word reports and meeting summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and other deliverables to ensure clarity, correct grammar and punctuation, and excellent readability
    • Ensure adherence to GPO style rules, with careful attention to details
    • Ensure correct presentation of citations and matching references (APA style)
    • Ensure error-free graphic elements such as figures and tables

    Education

    • Successful candidates will have a degree in English or related major

    Qualifications

    • Successful candidates will have at least 5 years’ experience editing documents for government clients

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter via email or postal mail to—

    Nancy McKenzie

    Publications Director
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: nmckenzie@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Senior Researcher for Food and Nutrition Assistance Program Research

    Position Summary

    Senior researchers collaborate with other team members to plan and conduct mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, lead intermediate-sized projects, collect and analyze qualitative data and quantitative data, and co-author reports and proposals. Our Food and Nutrition division is currently conducting projects related to SNAP, WIC, and other nutrition assistance programs administered by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead components of mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs, determining analysis methodology, and outlining format and content of client deliverables.
    • Conduct research that applies rigorous and impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
    • Interpret and summarize quantitative and qualitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs.
    • Develop proposals for new research projects.
    • Interact with various stakeholders in the form of focus groups, interviews, and surveys.
    • Collaborate closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

    Education

    • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in sociology, public policy, economics, psychology, or other relevant discipline with 4 or more years of related work experience in federal contracting and food and nutrition research/policy.

    Qualifications

    • 4+ years of research/policy analysis related to low-income federal assistance programs, including experience preparing final deliverables and writing comprehensive research reports
    • Working knowledge of nutrition assistance programs or other federal assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, or TANF
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to manage competing deadlines, while keeping projects on schedule and within budget

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV to—

    Carole Trippe

    Director of Food and Nutrition Research
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: ctrippe@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Data Analyst

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include conducting a broad range of data analysis tasks using survey and administrative data in areas such as food and nutrition assistance programs, health services, and educational programs. Candidates must have expertise in quantitative data cleaning, editing, and analysis.

    Responsibilities

    • Evaluating administrative data for accuracy and consistency; communicating with government agencies about any problems discovered in administrative data submissions
    • Compiling, editing, and analyzing survey data from primary data collection; analyzing data from large, national surveys
    • Developing computer code for data diagnostics, cleaning, and analysis
    • Producing documentation for analytic data sets
    • Drafting written analysis and creating graphical and tabular representations of quantitative findings
    • General project management tasks and other duties as needed

    Education

    • Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or a Social Science (completed or in progress)

    Qualifications

    • Experience in data cleaning, manipulation, and analysis using statistical software such as SAS and R
    • Experience in using national data sets, particularly those maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies (e.g., American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, Common Core of Data), and/or experience using administrative data sets (data from program eligibility systems , student records, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and interpret quantitative research for professional and lay audiences
    • Ability to visualize quantitative findings effectively
    • Proven project management skills and ability to allocate time and resources toward the completion of multiple projects with overlapping timelines
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Proven oral and written communications skills
    • Willingness to contribute to other project tasks as needed
    • Experience with advanced statistical and data science methods a plus

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Scott Cody

    Senior Vice President
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: scody@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Education Programmer/Analyst

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include developing programming code to manage and conduct statistical analyses on large and complex datasets and conducting exploratory data analytics and statistical inference based on these datasets. The Programmer/Analyst will work on data management, programming, statistical analysis, visualization, and reporting tasks within several simultaneous projects. The work will focus primarily on education topics, with the potential to explore different themes across the company. Candidates must have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a statistical programming language such as SAS, STATA, or R for the policy research field, with some of that experience being in education research. Expertise in a general programming language such as C#, Java, Node, or Python is desired but not essential. Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, exemplary time management skills, and a spirit of generosity.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead programming tasks for projects that require analysis of secondary or survey data, including managing data, cleaning data, developing code for advanced statistical analyses, maintaining existing programs and documentation, and conducting quality control checks.
    • Review large datasets for patterns and anomalies.
    • Move and combine datasets from different platforms; clean and aggregate data; analyze, visualize, and interpret data.
    • Create and document derived variables, combining data from multiple sources.
    • Guided by researchers, apply standard statistical and/or data management software packages to select relevant predictive variables; specify statistical models; and estimate statistical models.
    • Develop and maintain SAS programs, macros, and apps for internal use and to deliver to external clients.
    • Compute descriptive and inferential statistics and confidence bounds.
    • Keep abreast of best practices in programming and apply them to our work.
    • Contribute to project reports, briefs, and other manuscripts.

    Qualifications

    • Three to 5 years of research/policy or private sector consulting experience as a programmer
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, quantitative social/life science, or related field
    • Extensive experience managing data with SAS, STATA, or R
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to perform quality control checks
    • Good verbal and written communication skills along with strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage competing deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
    • Some experience implementing advanced statistical techniques
    • A working knowledge of education programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Education and/or experience working with educational datasets, such as HSLS, ATES, PIAAC, etc.

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Education
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: lrichburg-hayes@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Senior Study Director for Education

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include designing and directing mixed-methods research and evaluation studies, managing qualitative and quantitative data collection, communicating with clients, and preparing final reports and briefings. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience leading federal contracts. Experience leading and/or writing successful proposals in response to federal solicitations is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    • Design and lead both quantitative and qualitative research projects, particularly focused on K-12 education, career and technical education, and postsecondary education
    • Work with education stakeholders at the local, state, and national level
    • Identify appropriate analytical methods, conduct analyses, write reports, and present the findings to policy and professional audiences
    • Direct research teams and oversee data collection, analyses, and other aspects of projects and keep projects on schedule and within budget
    • Mentor junior staff to help them further their skills, knowledge, and experience
    • Ensure accuracy and high quality of deliverables and contribute to the creation of innovative products
    • Lead quantitative and qualitative data collection (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations, student assessments) and take a lead role in analyses
    • Design approaches for studies and lead proposal development efforts for new research projects

    Education

    • Ph.D. in a social science field or master’s degree in economics, public policy, sociology, statistics, psychology, or related field

    Qualifications

    • Five years of professional research experience and an established research record
    • Understanding of national education priorities, education reform, and emerging areas of interest.
    • Experience developing logic models, research questions, and relevant indicators for performance measurement.
    • Experience leading mixed-methods studies requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis skills.
    • Programming expertise in a major statistical package (e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS)
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing deadlines.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate research findings for a policy audiences

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Education
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: lrichburg-hayes@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Senior Quality Analyst

    Position Summary

    The Senior Software QA Analyst (Test Engineer) performs systematic tests on Java Web based applications making sure that such solution meets the customer requirements and is free of significant defects.

    Responsibilities

    • Develops and implements test plans, including test scenarios and step-by-step instructions for proper testing of web based applications using J2EE and web-based technologies.
    • Conducts the actual tests using manual and automated testing practices to ensure that the application meets the customer requirements and the needs and expectations of all stakeholders
    • Captures and documents software defects using JIRA and aids in the prioritization of software defects, communicating to the Development Team any software change that arises from the testing activity
    • Serves as a resource to others in solving and programming moderate-to-complex business solutions
    • Actively participates in software development testing activities involving a single product or multiple software components aiming to meet a customer-centric product design
    • Actively participates on daily stand-up and any other project- or system-related meetings

    Education

    • Masters Degree is required

    Qualifications

    • 10 years minimum of recent hands-on experience testing Java based web applications
    • Experience writing use cases, test plan, test cases using JIRA.
    • Experience with test management tools (JIRA) and source code management (SCM) tools (Subversion, Git, Jenkins, etc.)
    • Experience writing Software Requirements documents based on wireframes or input from customer.
    • Experience conducting backend testing, writing basic SQL queries to make sure data is correctly saved to DB.
    • Testing applications for 508 compliance
    • Experience with Automation testing using tools like QTP, selenium or LoadRunner.
    • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, be a team player, and be well organized to meet project commitments on-time and on-budget.
    • Strong communication and consulting skills.

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Bryan Johnson, MBA, J.D.

    Principal
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: bjohnson@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • SQL Server DBA

    Responsibilities

    • Install and configure new Microsoft SQL Server instances, including AlwaysOn availability groups and failover clustering.
    • Review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs by facilitating brainstorming sessions with Federal Govt stakeholders.
    • Highly skilled at database design, installations, conversions Responsible for database backup and recovery procedures, access security and database integrity, physical data storage design and data storage management
    • Participates in Database Management System selection and maintains database performance
    • Engage in ongoing process improvement
    • Experienced in Database Performance, Maintenance and Development to perform the following:
      • Database management including backups, recovery and maintenance
      • Database management for export, import and mass data loads
      • Analyzes and generation of all tables and index statistics
      • Monitoring and resolving data lock issues
      • Check all statistics related to memory, locks, I/O, database response time, wait events, top sessions and background processes
      • On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) to capture, validate and store large amounts of transactions
      • Create indexes to achieve critical dataset response time for time sensitive reports.
    • Install SQL Server service packs and updates.
    • Configure and manage SQL Security settings.
    • Make system design recommendations according to Microsoft SQL Server best practices.
    • Manage database backup & recovery & DR planning in collaboration with IT manager and System Engineer.
    • Create, modify, and optimize SQL Server Agent jobs and maintenance plans.
    • Proactively monitor SQL Server maintenance tasks, troubleshoot failed jobs and resolve issues in a timely manner.
    • Troubleshoot application slowness and performance issues.
    • Responsible for T-SQL query tuning Responsible for database migrations and server upgrades.
    • Develop documentation and training of routine database administration tasks and train server operations staff on these tasks.
    • Responsible for ETL of large data into SQL Server Author and modify SQL Server Reporting Services reports.
    • Perform SQL Server integration with enterprise applications.
    • T-SQL Programming Perform additional tasks as assigned

    Education

    • Master’s Degree required

    Qualifications

    • Experienced in Database Design and Development to perform the following:
      • New projects database design utilizing
      • Various objects development such as Packages, Procedures, Functions, Triggers for business logic implementation
      • PL/SQL procedures development, compilation and debugging SQL Server 2016 T-SQL, Stored Procedures
      • SQL Server Management Studio
      • DB Troubleshooting, performance and tuning
    • Experience in Logical and Physical Database modelling
    • 8+ years working as a Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA).
    • 6+ years w/ Development and integration of SQL database services in an enterprise
    • 3+ years working w/ large databases (1 TB+)
    • 3+ years working in a clustered Windows environment.
    • 3+ years w/ SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
    • 3+ years w/ SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Bryan Johnson, MBA, J.D.

    Principal
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: bjohnson@insightpolicyresearch.com

  • Health Research Analyst

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, conducting semi-structured interviews and coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, quality of care, maternal and child health, patient-centered outcomes research, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care.

    Responsibilities

    • Working with senior researchers on mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs, determining analysis methodology, and outlining format and content of client deliverables.
    • Conducting research that applies rigorous and impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
    • Interpreting and summarizing quantitative and qualitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs.
    • Interacting with various stakeholders in the form of focus groups, interviews, and surveys.
    • Working closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Helping to develop proposals for new research projects.

    Education

    • Master’s degree in a social science field (public health, epidemiology, public policy, economics, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline) or Bachelor’s degree plus 3 to 5 years related work experience in federal contracting and health care research.

    Qualifications

    • Possess working knowledge or experience of programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Background and strong interest in health or social welfare research
    • Strong foundation in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Dominick Esposito

    Vice President, Health
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: desposito@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Health Researcher

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, conducting semi-structured interviews and coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, quality of care, maternal and child health, patient-centered outcomes research, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care.

    Responsibilities

    • Working with senior researchers on mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs, determining analysis methodology, and outlining format and content of client deliverables.
    • Conducting research that applies rigorous and impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
    • Interpreting and summarizing quantitative and qualitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs.
    • Interacting with various stakeholders in the form of focus groups, interviews, and surveys.
    • Working closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Helping to develop proposals for new research projects.

    Education

    • Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, epidemiology, public policy, economics, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.

    or

    • Master’s degree in a social science field with 4 or more years related work experience in federal contracting and health care research/policy.

    Qualifications

    • Possess working knowledge or experience of programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Interest in working on Federal contracts
    • Background and strong interest in health or social welfare research
    • Strong foundation in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and a broad understanding of health policy issues
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and as part of a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Dominick Esposito

    Vice President, Health
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: desposito@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Senior Health Researcher

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include working with other team members in the planning and conduct of mixed-methods research studies and program evaluations, leading intermediate-sized projects, conducting semi-structured interviews and coding qualitative data, conducting literature reviews and other background research, analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data, and contributing to reports and proposals. Our staff are currently conducting projects in public health, quality of care, maternal and child health, patient-centered outcomes research, Medicare, Medicaid, disabilities, and long-term care.

    Responsibilities

    • Leading mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs, determining analysis methodology, and outlining format and content of client deliverables.
    • Conducting research that applies rigorous and impartial data collection, analysis, and reporting using quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.
    • Interpreting and summarizing quantitative and qualitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs.
    • Developing proposals for new research projects
    • Interacting with various stakeholders in the form of focus groups, interviews, and surveys.
    • Working closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

    Education

    • Ph.D. or equivalent in public health, epidemiology, public policy, economics, health services research, social sciences, or other relevant discipline with 5 or more years of related work experience in federal contracting and health care research/policy.

    Qualifications

    • 5-8 years of healthcare research/policy or private sector consulting experience
    • Possess working knowledge/experience other public health programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to manage competing deadlines, while keeping projects on schedule and within budget
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required)
    • Experience preparing final deliverables and writing comprehensive research reports

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Dominick Esposito

    Vice President, Health
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: desposito@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Programmer/Analyst

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include developing programming code to manage and conduct statistical analyses on large and complex datasets and conducting exploratory data analytics and statistical inference based on these datasets. The Programmer/Analyst will work on data management, programming, statistical analysis, visualization, and reporting tasks within several simultaneous projects. The work will focus primarily on education topics, with the potential to explore different themes across the company. Candidates must have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in a statistical programming language such as SAS, STATA, or R for the policy research field, with some of that experience being in education research. Expertise in a general programming language such as C#, Java, Node, or Python is desired but not essential. Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, exemplary time management skills, and a spirit of generosity.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead programming tasks for projects that require analysis of secondary or survey data, including managing data, cleaning data, developing code for advanced statistical analyses, maintaining existing programs and documentation, and conducting quality control checks
    • Review large datasets for patterns and anomalies
    • Move and combine datasets from different platforms; clean and aggregate data; analyze, visualize, and interpret data
    • Create and document derived variables, combining data from multiple sources
    • Guided by researchers, apply standard statistical and/or data management software packages to select relevant predictive variables; specify statistical models; and estimate statistical models
    • Develop and maintain SAS programs, macros, and apps for internal use and to deliver to external clients
    • Compute descriptive and inferential statistics and confidence bounds
    • Keep abreast of best practices in programming and apply them to our work
    • Contribute to project reports, briefs, and other manuscripts

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, quantitative social/life science, or related field

    Qualifications

    • Three to 5 years of research/policy or private sector consulting experience as a programmer
    • Extensive experience managing data with SAS, STATA, or R
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to perform quality control checks
    • Good verbal and written communication skills along with strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage competing deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
    • Some experience implementing advanced statistical techniques
    • A working knowledge of education programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Education and/or experience working with educational datasets, such as HSLS, ATES, PIAAC, etc.

    Contact

    Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Education
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: lrichburg-hayes@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Senior Study Director for Food and Nutrition Research

    Position Summary

    The Senior Study Director will design and direct research and evaluation studies, manage qualitative and quantitative data collection, communicate with clients, and prepare final reports and briefings. Candidates must have at least five years of professional research experience and an established research record.

    Responsibilities

    • Design and lead research projects, particularly focused on SNAP, WIC, and other nutrition assistance programs serving vulnerable populations
    • Identify appropriate analytical methods, conduct analyses, write reports, and present the findings to policy and professional audiences
    • Direct research teams and oversee data collection, analyses, and other aspects of projects
    • Conduct interviews and focus groups with stakeholders and program participants
    • Design approaches for studies and lead proposal development efforts for new research projects

    Education

    • Ph.D. or master’s degree in economics, public policy, sociology, demography, statistics, psychology, education, or related field

    Qualifications

    • Five years of professional research experience and an established research record
    • Working knowledge/experience with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service programs, including SNAP, WIC, and child nutrition programs
    • Experience leading mixed-methods studies requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to translate research findings for a policy audience
    • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams
    • Experience developing research proposals, developing budgets, and monitoring project costs

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Carole Trippe

    Director, Food and Nutrition Research
    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: ctrippe@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Senior Programmer/Senior Health Data Analyst

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include collaborating with other health research staff to design and implement complex health care research and evaluation projects, developing programming code to manage and conduct statistical analyses on large health care datasets, and leading data systems tasks for large and small projects. Candidates must have at least eight years of experience with programming in the policy research field with some of that being in health research. 

    Responsibilities

    • Leading programming tasks for projects that require analysis of secondary or survey data, including managing data, cleaning data, developing code for advanced statistical analyses, maintaining existing programs and documentation, and conducting quality control checks.
    • Working closely with a research team to ensure that project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Ensuring consistency across similar projects with similar data types.
    • Providing a leadership and mentoring role for junior programming staff and identifying ways to further their development.
    • Keeping abreast of best practices in programming and applying those to our work.

    Qualifications

    • 8 years of healthcare research/policy or private sector consulting experience as a programmer.
    • Extensive experience managing data with SAS and STATA.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to perform quality control checks.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills along with strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage competing deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
    • Some experience implementing advanced statistical techniques in SAS and STATA.
    • Possess a working knowledge of health programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Dominick Esposito

    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: desposito@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

  • Senior Study Director for Health

    Position Summary

    The essential functions of this position include designing and directing research and evaluation studies, managing qualitative and quantitative data collection, communicating with clients, and preparing final reports and briefings. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience leading federal contracts. Experience with contracts with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is required. Experience leading and/or writing successful proposals in response to federal solicitations is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    • Leading mixed-methods projects requiring quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including developing study designs, determining analysis methodology, and outlining format and content of client deliverables
    • Interpreting and summarizing quantitative and qualitative findings in reports and presentations to address clients’ research needs
    • Interacting with various stakeholders in focus groups, interviews, and surveys
    • Serving as the point of contact for clients and project staff
    • Managing research teams to ensure project activities are completed in an accurate and timely manner
    • Leading proposal development efforts

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in a social science field
    • 5–8 years of health care research/policy or private sector consulting experience, including 2–3 years in a leadership role
    • Working knowledge/experience with Medicare, Medicaid, or other public health programs of the agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, familiarity with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment regulation for Prospective Payment Systems (known as PPS) for acute-care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory health centers
    • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to manage competing deadlines while keeping projects on schedule and within budget
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing sample required)
    • Experience preparing final deliverables and writing comprehensive research reports

    Contact

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

    Contact: No phone calls please. Send resume/CV via email, fax, or regular mail to—

    Bryan Johnson

    Insight Policy Research, Inc.
    1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100
    Arlington, VA 22209
    Email: bjohnson@insightpolicyresearch.com
    Fax: 703.504.9481

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