Senior Associate, Policy Analytics

Washington DC
Policy, Access, Value, Evidence (US) – Policy /
Full-time /
About the Company

Avalere is a strategic advisory company whose core purpose is to create innovative solutions to complex healthcare problems. Based in Washington, DC, the firm delivers actionable insights, product solutions, and custom analytics for leaders in healthcare business and policy. Avalere's experts span 230 staff drawn from Fortune 500 healthcare companies, the federal government (e.g., CMS, OMB, CBO and the Congress), top consultancies and nonprofits. The firm offers deep substance on the full range of healthcare business issues affecting the Fortune 500 healthcare companies. Avalere’s focus on strategy is supported by a rigorous, in-house analytic research group that uses public and private data to generate quantitative insight. Through events, publications and interactive programs, Avalere insights are accessible to a broad range of customers.

Avalere is part of a parent company Avalere Health, a purposefully built commercialization partner for the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and wellness industries. Its 1,500+ experts combine their knowledge and expertise across our core disciplines—Consulting; Medical; Policy, Access, Value, and Evidence; Marketing; and Digital Experience and Technology—to create the connections that make better health happen. Visit and follow Avalere Health on LinkedIn and Instagram.

About the role:

Avalere Health is seeking a Senior Associate to join our Policy Analytics group. 

Avalere’s Policy Analytics group provides analytic support and advisory services to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry. Staff combine an in-depth understanding of quantitative methods with deep subject-matter expertise regarding healthcare policy and business issues, including:

•Medicare & Medicaid payment policies and regulations
•Alternative Payment Models (e.g., Medicare Oncology Care Model, Accountable Care Organizations, bundled payments)
•Federal Budget forecasting and scoring models
•Drug pricing reform
•Health sector economic analysis and trends

What you’ll do:

•Support project teams to help solve complex client problems and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas, through both short- and long-term projects.
•Conduct quantitative and qualitative research on a diverse array of healthcare issues (e.g., claims analyses, statistical modeling, white and grey literature searches).
•Deepen subject matter expertise on policy-related issues impacting the pharmaceutical/biotech and health insurance industries, with both a state and federal policy/regulatory focus.
•Work independently and in cross-functional teams to contribute to the development and delivery of projects to clients.
•Present deliverables in client calls/meetings and determine follow-up action items.
•Assist project manager in stewarding of project-based accounts.
•Draft scopes of work and using subject matter expertise to collaborate and bridge work across practices.
Skills, Experience, and Other Job Related Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:

•A degree in health policy, public policy, healthcare management, public health, public administration, economics, business administration, law, or a relevant discipline, with 1-3 years of relevant experience.
•Strong understanding of government payers including Medicare Part D, Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid. 
•Familiarity with key data sources for healthcare analysis (e.g., Medicare Claims, Medicare Part D data, commercial claims data, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data, or Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data)
•Demonstrated analytic and quantitative skills
•A strong interest in and knowledge of healthcare policy
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Excel

Additional Skills and Competencies:
•Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g. SAS, SQL, Stata, R) strongly preferred, with opportunities to strengthen and develop skills
•Ability to understand and convey data results, including synthesizing analytical results for a non-analytics focused audience.
•Outstanding problem-solving and analytic skills with the ability to apply knowledge outside of one’s immediate functional area.
•A willingness to learn complex issues relating to the healthcare delivery system
•Initiative, working independently with minimal supervision
•Ability to work in teams
•Experience in managing multiple deadlines 

About Avalere Health

Established in 2001, Avalere Health is a purposefully built commercialization partner for the biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and wellness industries.

Our 1,500+ experts combine their knowledge and expertise across our core disciplines — Consulting; Medical; Policy; Value, Evidence, and Access; Marketing; and Digital Experience Technology — to create the connections that make better health happen.

Avalere Health partners with its clients to navigate the complex and rapidly changing healthcare ecosystem. Together, our experts help clients connect patients with life-changing therapies, realizing the potential of strategies and solutions to accelerate innovation that improves lives.

We live and breathe our five values in everything we do: We are authentic. We act with integrity. We value difference. We play for the team. We enjoy the journey. At Avalere Health, we imagine a healthier world and create the connections to make it happen. 

What we can offer

Avalere Health aims to empower every employee to develop and thrive. We empower our team with the tools, skills, and support needed to think differently and to solve healthcare’s most complex challenges.

At the center of our people-led culture is our Career Experience team, whose mission is to provide every employee with a purpose-driven career. We also pride ourselves on our personalized learning approach to ensure you receive the training you need to help you grow within the company and take advantage of our global scale and scope.

We are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our organization. We encourage diversity of thought, inclusive behavior, and break down barriers to ensure every individual feels valued and encouraged to contribute their unique abilities and potential. As part of our commitment to building a healthier world, every employee is also encouraged to participate in our community engagement efforts, which support a wide range of healthcare programs and wellbeing causes worldwide.

We have city hubs across North America, Europe, and Asia, geared toward collaborating, training, socializing, and coming together as a global organization while maintaining and fully supporting flexible working practices. Our compensation and benefits package is benchmarked across the industry. We offer a generous company pension/retirement plan, private medical insurance, comprehensive employee wellbeing initiatives, compelling time-off policy, plus many other excellent employee benefits. 

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