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Quantitative Researcher

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Austin, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is seeking a new Quantitative Researcher to join a successful, dynamic and fast-paced team that intersects with leadership components and successfully works across the organization to provide direct oversight of AANP research activities to meet the organization’s and the department’s strategic goals. The Quantitative Researcher will lead in the planning and implementation of complex studies; provide guidance and general supervision to members of the research team across projects; and monitor the team’s work to ensure project timeliness and quality. This position will report to the Vice President of Research and is eligible for telecommuting.

Duties include:
• Collaborate with the Vice President of Research to establish the research direction, goals and objectives based on varied sources and the AANP/departmental strategic plan.
• Oversee the Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and compliance.
• Conduct all aspects of survey research, including generating questions, sampling, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting complex quantitative data using appropriate statistical methods.
• Lead studies using designs such as regression discontinuity, propensity score matching and instrumental variables.
• Prepare, publish and present data and statistics in a manner understandable to various audiences.
• Generate abstracts, presentations and posters for conferences and meetings.
• Advise other AANP departments on survey research methods and reporting.
• Work with the federal and state teams to conduct policy evaluations and research studies using large publicly available datasets, which may include Medicare, National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN), National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS).
• Liaise with internal and external researchers regarding projects’ protocol, scope, budget and timeline.
• Oversee the contractors and collaborate with external researchers on projects, as needed.
• Represent the association at events as requested by the VP of Research, promoting AANP, the nurse practitioner (NP) role and NP research.
• Write grant proposals.
• Oversee the administration of research grants and other support for NP-focused research from sources such as foundations, government agencies and industry.
• Provide support to the VP of Research and the Data Manager, as needed.
• Scan environment to identify trends, challenges and opportunities related to organizational research activities.
• Train research staff on study design, methodology and advanced analytics.
• Maintain human subjects’ certification.
• Assist with other organizational activities and projects, as needed.
• Handle sensitive information, while maintaining confidentiality.
• Utilize best practices in data management and documentation.
• Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications for this role include:
• PhD in nursing, education, economics, statistics, public policy, psychology, sociology or related field required. A master’s degree plus equivalent experience above the minimum experience requirement can be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
• Five or more years of experience in health statistics and research/survey management and data analysis is required.
• Requires skills in statistics; the design of surveys including sample surveys; analysis of data collected through complex sample designs; sampling theory including sampling, weighting and estimation.
• Advanced computer competence involving a variety of software products is required, including those for word-processing, spreadsheet design and use, graphics (charts/tables) and data entry, as well as intermediate to advanced skillsets with STATA (data management and statistics syntax) and Microsoft Office.
• Familiarity with mapping software such as ArcGIS is a plus.
• Strong critical/analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are required.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to perform all communication in a courteous and professional manner are required.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
• Ability to work with others in a fast-paced, focused work environment.
• Ability to collaborate with research, policy, practice and education staff.
• A good understanding of medical and nursing terminology is preferred.

AANP offers attractive compensation; health, dental and vision insurance; employer 401(K) match; generous paid time-off; an on-site gym; free coffee bars and snacks; and a great work environment. AANP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

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About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
AANP is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, with more than 121,000 individual members. AANP is unique among NP organizations by its number of members, well-established education department and network of relationships with state‐level groups. With a network of more than 175 NP Organization members, including other national, state and local NP organizations, it provides a unique reach to NPs in a wide range of communities and settings.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners


Austin, TX



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