Workers Compensation Research
Institute is internationally recognized as the leading public
policy research organization on workers' compensation issues.
WCRI provides high quality
information needed by those responsible for the improvement of
the widely varied and primarily state level systems for helping
workers, employers, insurers and health services providers deal
with the effects of workplace injuries and diseases. The
Institute has launched a variety of initiatives to benchmark
system performance and to evaluate innovation in disability
management and health policy.
Thank you for your interest in joining WCRI's team
committed to excellence in research. We currently have
openings in the following two positions:
TITLE: Senior Research Analyst
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director and Counsel
LOCATION: Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Workers Compensation Research Institute seeks a Senior
Research Analyst to play a leadership role in the nation’s
largest and most impactful studies that benchmark the
performance of a $60 billion social program. This program is a
unique model for other social programs in that it is the only
one that is financed and administered through the private
insurance mechanism. The program also involves alternative
models of health care financing and delivery with potential
lessons for health care reform.
The position involves sophisticated descriptive data analysis,
report writing, presentations to public officials and diverse
system stakeholder groups. The position will also be a major
resource for other team members on the laws, regulations and
practices of diverse state workers’ compensation systems.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about workers’
compensation systems with a background in research, law, or the
insurance industry. The benchmark reports are actively used in
major public policy debates about healthcare costs and patient
outcomes, benefits paid to injured workers, and costs paid by
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works as part of a group of researchers that annually benchmarks
the performance of state workers’ compensation systems.
Empirical and policy
analysis of complex descriptive data,
identifying actionable policy implications, writing reports for
publication, and giving presentations and legislative testimony.
Be the team
expert on the design
and implementation practices of many state workers’
Act as a mentor
to researchers preparing and delivering the benchmarking
studies with the goal of performing analyses and preparing
study reports and presentations as efficiently and
effectively as possible.
Review work by
team members to strengthen their capabilities and the team
as a whole.
in product and process improvement.
In conjunction with the field directors at WCRI, build and
maintain relationships with public officials and advocates for
the needs of business, labor, and healthcare
providers—establishing and strengthening the credibility and
impact of the studies.
embodies WCRI values.
Law Degree or
Masters Degree in economics, statistics, public health,
public policy, or similar field.
expertise in workers’ compensation and with workers’
compensation industry. At least 8 years of relevant and
increasingly responsible professional experience.
analyzing complex descriptive data, developing actionable
findings, writing reports, and presenting findings to senior
in public policy research and issues.
synthesize all available information to see "big picture".
Able to function
as an objective analyst, not an advocate.
Ability to work
collaboratively in a team environment.
Deputy Director and Counsel
The Workers Compensation Research Institute staff
conduct studies that shape public policy on health care,
disability insurance, and income transfer issues. WCRI is an
independent non-profit research organization, publishing
objective peer-reviewed studies meeting rigorous standards of
social science research. Workers’ compensation is a $50 billion
social insurance program, each year it is used by 10% of workers
and affects the competitiveness of American business.
WCRI Staff Make a Difference!
WCRI seeks an analyst to participate on our team
of 6 researchers that has had very significant impact on state
systems for the past 15 years.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The research analyst will lead studies and deliver the findings
to state government officials and advocates for business,
organized labor, and health care providers. These studies will
be actively used in major public policy debates about healthcare
costs and patient outcomes, benefits paid to injured workers,
and costs paid by employers.
The research analyst will analyze the data and develop findings
about trends and interstate comparisons. Using the data, this
position will also analyze and explain why large interstate
differences or material trends occur. The data come from a large
database maintained at WCRI that contains detailed information
about the payments made to and on behalf of millions of injured
The research analyst will build and maintain relationships with
public officials and advocates for business, labor and
healthcare providers – establishing and strengthening the
credibility and impact of the studies. Some travel is
required. This position will also make presentations at both
academic and business conferences.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
qualitative and quantitative data analysis, examining
workers’ compensation system outcomes in states using
statistical and non-statistical research methods.
relevant analytical, mathematical and conceptual frameworks.
and graphs and draft refereed reports that are easy to read
and understand and actionable by public officials.
and effectiveness of all research products.
maintain relationships with key influences in stakeholder
groups and public agencies in assigned states.
efforts in assigned states.
Masters Degree in economics, statistics,
public health, public policy or similar field.
Demonstrated experience analyzing complex
descriptive data, developing valuable findings, writing
reports, and presenting findings.
Strong interest in public policy issues.
Willingness to be an analyst, not an
Ability to work collaboratively in a team
Please email or fax a resume, including
a cover letter to:
Workers Compensation Research
Institute, Attn: HR Dept.
955 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139