Economist/Public Policy Researcher/Senior Economist

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Summary/Overview:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has openings for ECONOMISTS and PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSTS at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels and SENIOR ECONOMISTS at the Ph.D. level in health economics, labor economics, health policy, and public policy.  WCRI researchers work on a range of empirical studies, including analyses of workers' compensation insurance cost drivers, benefit adequacy, dispute resolution, healthcare reimbursement, patient outcomes assessment, and public program evaluation.  WCRI researchers have access to a unique database that is comprised of over 30 million episodes of disability and observations from nearly 20,000 interviews with injured workers. WCRI researchers publish in the WCRI peer-reviewed monograph series and present their findings to stakeholders in state workers' compensation systems, including legislators and senior level members of the state agencies responsible for these systems. WCRI additionally supports and encourages presenting at academic conferences and publishing in academic journals.

Experience/Skills/Qualifications:

Applicants should have demonstrated research skills, a strong interest in empirical research applied to public policy issues, the ability to explain technical research results to non-technical audiences, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Applicants for the Senior Economist positions should have 5 to 10 years of relevant post-doctoral experience, and superior research skills as demonstrated by a history of publications.  WCRI offers competitive salary and benefits packages.  Applications should be submitted to personnel@wcrinet.org or via mail to Personnel, WCRI, 955 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139. Please submit a cover letter, vita, research paper, and three letters of reference. WCRI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

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