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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Manager, Research and Development - BlueCross BlueShield Association (Chicago, IL)

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is a membership organization of independently owned insurance companies and is the strategic leader behind the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand, one of the most recognized brands in America and the choice of over 100 Million Americans for their healthcare coverage. There are 39 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Plans across the country and internationally which depend on BCBSA's consulting and operational support, enabling them to move proactively to gain a competitive edge in their respective markets. The Manager of Research and Development applies experience in using quantitative research methodologies to produce high quality results. Provides project management and vendor oversight of sophisticated quantitative research modeling using administrative data (including claims and provider-submitted information) to inform program development and evaluate providers. Builds and maintains effective business relationships with BCBSA and BCBS Plan clients in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment. This individual will be looked to as a subject matter expert on health services research, analyzing health services research data using appropriate scientific standards.

Required Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years experience working on health services research projects
  • Broad experience in the healthcare industry
  • A masters degree in the social sciences or statistics, or related field
  • Strong project management skills, including experience managing research projects conducted by research vendors and academics, and internally leveraging administrative data and large data sources
  • Strong training and experience developing quasi-experimental designs including nonequivalent control group and time series designs
  • Strong training and experience using multivariate methods including regression and logistic regression
  • Proficiency in SAS programming required; preferably SAS Enterprise
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Preferred Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD in social sciences, statistics, or related field
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral) in working with all levels of staff and management
  • Ability to lead client presentations and make presentations to internal staff members
  • Ability to organize and synthesize quantitative data to identify key findings
BCBSA employs more than 1,000 of the best strategic thinkers in the health insurance industry and offers a dynamic work environment, competitive compensation package, work/family balance, a diverse workplace, and much more! Here’s your chance to make your mark on the future of healthcare. Bring your skills and talents to an organization committed to providing the most advanced technology and services. Please apply online via the link below. The reference job number is 10-0202. https://www10.ultirecruit.com/BLU1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=15420 Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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