US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking a part-time Health Economist (full-time will be considered) for VA’sNational Center on Homelessness among Veterans (The Center) to support VA-funded research that helps solve Veteran homelessness.
This is a virtual position.
The Center conducts and supports research; assesses the effectiveness of programs; identifies and disseminates best practices and integrates these practices into polices, programs, and services for homeless or at-risk Veterans; and serves as a resource center for all research and training activities carried out by the Department and by other Federal and non-Federal entities with respect to Veteran homelessness.
Duration of opportunity will be one year with potential to be extended up to an additional 4 years.
Candidates should have a MSc or PhD in Health Economics and a background in economics or in a quantitative field, such as statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology or engineering, and at least two years’ experience in a healthcare delivery setting performing program evaluation, cost effective analyses, and working with large data sets.
About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center on Homelessness among Veterans
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.