Title: Research Associate

Section: Full‐Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Deadline Date: June 30, 2019

Employment-based health insurance coverage is at the heart of workers, employers, and our nation’s economic security. Founded in 1978, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) is one of the most authoritative and objective sources of national data and research on related critical and complex issues.

EBRI has an immediate opening for a research associate specializing in health insurance coverage research.  Starting salary will be competitive (depending on qualifications).
Applicants should have a strong background in econometrics, applied microeconomics, labor, public, or financial economics, and an interest in applied policy‐relevant research on employee benefit issues.

Knowledge of or interest in financial services would be beneficial. EBRI is particularly interested in candidates with a working knowledge of employment-based health insurance coverage.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to write clearly and accurately, with a minimum of editing, for both a technical and general readership. Presentation skills for a general audience are essential and the position will require interacting with the media.


  • Provide management support for medium to large proposals by tracking complex tasks, collecting and reviewing documents, coordinating meetings, coordinating activities with the contracts office and finance office developing budget assumptions and drafting text.
  • Coordinate activities for research projects and support project management.
  • Assist in the design and planning of qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments including interview protocols, focus group protocols and surveys.
  • Prepare documents, portions of reports, briefs, charts, and graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
  • Clearly communicate knowledge of the project purpose and objectives to clients when necessary and represent EBRI in a professional manner.
  • Clean, code, and analyze data from survey data, interviews, observations and extant data using the appropriate scientific approaches and software.
  • Communicate effectively, orally or in writing, with constituents, site-based staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Work independently and in team-based projects.


  • Master’s degree within Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, etc.)
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience supporting efforts related to health policy or research.
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team.
  • Advanced data management skills using statistical programming software such as SAS.
  • Proficient conducting quantitative analyses, with a focus on regression-based and multi-level models.
  • Clear written and oral communication skills.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume or CV, at least two names for recommendations with contact information, and a sample of professional writing.

For more information or to submit a cover letter and application, please send via email to