Employment Opportunities

Policy and Strategy Senior Associate

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Policy Analyst to join our policy team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

Help deliver on PolicyLab’s mission by supporting the development and execution of its policy agenda on health care financing, coverage, access, and quality, and ensuring the center is a recognized resource to external stakeholders, particularly Medicaid stakeholders in the region. Working collaboratively with the Health Policy Director and policy team; portfolio leadership and researchers; and PolicyLab’s communications team, the Policy Analyst will support PolicyLab’s Health Care Coverage, Access, & Quality research portfolio on strategy, engage with internal and external stakeholders, and manage the development of content to advance the center’s policy priorities related to payment reform, addressing social needs in health care, and other areas defined by the portfolio. Additionally, the Policy Analyst will track relevant initiatives and regional state priorities and support on being responsive to them, and provide rapid response and policy analysis capacity across PolicyLab’s areas of interest.

The Policy Analyst position is ideal for a policy professional with a background in state health policy and demonstrated experience with policy analysis and writing for a policy audience. It also provides the opportunity to further develop skills in research translation and understanding of the research environment. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience related to Medicaid reform and innovation, health care delivery innovation, and state health policy. The position reports to the Health Policy Director.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in related field with 3-5 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience with policy analysis and understanding of health policy 

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Health Care Coverage, Access, & Quality Portfolio faculty lead and researchers to advance strategy and collaboration of the portfolio
  • Advance PolicyLab’s work on equity-focused payment reform, addressing social needs in health care, and other priority areas as identified in close collaboration with the Health Policy Director by managing the necessary content development (e.g., policy briefs) and convenings and supporting on implementation of stakeholder strategies, relationship-building, and outreach
  • Identify regional state level priorities that relate to PolicyLab’s research interests, expertise, and policy priorities and work closely with team members and researchers to be responsive to opportunities
  • Provide necessary analysis and writing capacity for special initiatives and rapid response opportunities, including public comments and requests for information.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of health policy experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of health policy.
  • Advanced proficiency with policy analysis.

To apply, click here

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Bilingual Qualitative Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Summary

PolicyLab offers an exciting, full time Qualitative Clinical Research Coordinator position for an aspiring or early career health professional possessing strong analytic training related to qualitative, mixed or multi-method research. This role will work on multiple projects related to maternal and child health across PolicyLab, on projects including but not limited to public health programs, pediatric clinical interventions, health equity, and behavioral health.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about maternal and child health, public health and qualitative methods, with exposure to quantitative research methods. Candidates who speak and write fluently in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Vietnamese or French will be highly preferred. This person will need to exercise discretion and judgment in the execution of research protocols, data collection and management, analysis of data, general project support, and must work closely with the project team to ensure all grant timelines, standards, and reporting requirements are met. Experience with NVivo software and qualitative interviewing or focus group moderation are required.

Working at PolicyLab

The research coordinator will have the opportunity to work in team settings that include both qualitative and quantitative experts on various projects across multiple content areas. This environment provides ample opportunities for skill development and professional growth. PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.   

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Assist in designing data collection tools including interview and focus group guides and surveys
  • Screen, recruit and enroll research participants
  • Schedule and coordinate research activities
  • Conduct qualitative interviews and disseminate surveys
  • Clean and manage transcripts and survey data
  • Code and analyze data with NVivo, RedCap, or other qualitative or survey software
  • Assist in dissemination, writing, and presenting results
  • Adhere to IRB-approved protocols and federal, state and sponsor policies
  • Other tasks related to research study recruitment, enrollment, data collection, data management, and analysis

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, or other related discipline, or Associate’s degree and three years of research related experience
  • Familiarity with research practices and Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures
  • Experience with NVivo or other qualitative data management and analysis software
  • Native or fluent Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Vietnamese or French speaker
  • Interest in qualitative and mixed-methods research
  • Interest in maternal and child health topics
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

Preferred (but not required qualifications)

  • Experience with SAS or R, interest in quantitative data management and analysis

To apply, click here. Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Policy Intern

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Policy Intern to support the work of its policy team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. The Policy Intern will provide support to projects focused on the role of health care in addressing social needs, conduct policy scans, and support planning for targeted outreach to policymakers with PolicyLab products.

Supervised by the Health Policy Director Policy and working closely with other members of the Policy Team and the center as is relevant for projects, this individual would gain valuable experience in policy scans and writing and payment policy. We seek an undergraduate studying within the fields of public health and/or health policy with strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills. This is an hourly, paid, virtual or hybrid position for up to 10 hours a week.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support in the delivery of policy recommendations on sustainably financing social needs interventions in health care, including through policy scans and project managing stakeholder engagement
  • Compile distribution lists for targeted outreach with PolicyLab’s policy tools
  • Provide broader support to the Policy Team as needed

Required Education

  • High School Graduate

Required Experience

  • Minimum 1 prior internship or paid experience on clinical research

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in an organized fashion, work well with others
  • Good attention to detail
  • General knowledge and understanding of good clinical practice (GCP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications desirable
  • Demonstrates the knowledge & ability to render age appropriate care & services based on the patient and/or their developmental needs

To apply, click here

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Student Employment Opportunities

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-being, Behavioral HealthHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth EquityIntergenerational Family Services, Communications or Policy, and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from High School to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Year-long positions may be available.  

Fall/Winter Positions 

2021 Fall/Winter Enrollment is Now Closed.

 

At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.