The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP), founded in 2016, is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank focused on expanding economic opportunity to those who least have it, using the tools of individual liberty, free enterprise, and technological innovation. All research conducted by FREOPP considers the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on those with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median.
FREOPP is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and also has offices in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit FREOPP.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
FREOPP seeks a Health Care Research Fellow based in Washington, D.C. with strong analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, and a rigorous work ethic to expand our nationally recognized program in health care reform, entitled Affordable Health Care for Every Generation. The goal of FREOPP’s health care work is to build a health care system that is affordable for all Americans living today, and also one that is fiscally sustainable for the generations to come.
The Health Care Research Fellow will report to FREOPP’s co-founder and president, Avik Roy, one of America’s leading voices on health care reform. National Review has called him one of the nation’s “sharpest policy minds,” and Hugh Hewitt has described him as “the most influential conservative analyst on health care.”
FREOPP has proposed market-based reforms to achieve universal coverage through private insurance, along with reforms that would improve public programs, reduce prescription drug prices, increase hospital competition, and bring innovation to digital health care. Three bills have been introduced in Congress based on FREOPP’s work in health reform, with more to come.
The ideal candidate has the talent and experience needed to advance FREOPP’s mission and our health care program, by (1) assisting Avik Roy in producing FREOPP health care research, articles, and op-eds; (2) deepening and expanding our relationships with policymakers of both parties and other health care influencers; (3) communicating our work to the public.
The position may include occasional travel.
The Health Care Research Fellow should be prepared to:
- Conduct and write policy studies, issue briefs, and commentaries on current, significant health care policy issues
- Transform ideas, data and principles and into compelling stories and visual presentations
- Brief policymakers and other influencers on FREOPP’s research and policy recommendations
- Help organize FREOPP events in D.C. to brief policymakers and influencers
- Track legislative and regulatory developments, and alternative reform proposals
- Present FREOPP’s reform proposals on television, radio, and internet-based media platforms
- Present FREOPP’s reform proposals at conferences, panel discussions, and other public events
The ideal candidate for the Health Care Research Fellow role will possess the following attributes:
- Three-plus years of professional experience in health care, public policy, economics, academia, or other relevant setting
- Significant experience in health care policy
- Dedication to improving the lives of Americans whose incomes or wealth are below the U.S. median, and a philosophical commitment to market-based universal coverage
- A genuine desire to find common ground between Democrats and Republicans on market-based health reform
- An entrepreneurial mindset and the willingness to challenge the status quo
- Superb storytelling, communication, and debate skills
- Strong analytical and research skills, including knowledge of STATA or another statistical package and Microsoft Excel
- Self-directed and unrelenting work ethic, capable of delivering without being micro-managed
- Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task, set priorities and follow through
- Graduate degree in health care, economics, or public policy preferred but not required
- Media and/or journalism experience
- Desire and ability to work collaboratively with FREOPP staff and scholars
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing salary requirements, the reasons why you are a strong candidate for this position, and an affirmation of your philosophical commitment to market-based universal coverage
- Writing sample which demonstrates your ability to communicate complex concepts to a lay audience in a compelling fashion (preferably on a topic related to health care issues)
- Links to representative media appearances, if applicable
- Three references, including email addresses, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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