Columbia, MD

WHO WE ARE

Actuarial Research Corporation is a small, for-profit consulting firm. We provide an innovative blend of actuarial and economic analysis of health care policy and reform initiatives, managed care, and long-term care, to clients that include federal and state government agencies as well as private-sector organizations. We are known for our ability to extract information from large administrative datasets such as Medicare claims and from smaller survey datasets to answer questions about the effect of existing or proposed policies on people, on employers, and on government.

WHOM WE WANT

We are seeking entry-level programmers to work on projects related to U.S. health care financing and related topics. Most of the work will be conducted from our Columbia Maryland office; most travel is local in nature. Our model is to form small, ad-hoc teams to work on specific projects; team composition and roles can fluctuate with overall company workloads.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Working in a small, informal workplace, you will participate on teams using claims or survey data in support of Medicare and Medicaid demonstrations, innovations, or other projects. You will work with analysts on the team to develop and clarify specifications, and then use these specifications to create, adapt, revise, and run computer programs to extract information from large administrative datasets. As you do this, you will be learning or enhancing your SAS programming skills and learning the health care policy context of your assignments.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

You must be authorized to work in the United States. The following knowledge and skills are critical:

  • Experience or training in the use of SAS or other computer software
  • Working knowledge of methods to analyze quantitative data
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organize personal work processes and products
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others and to work effectively on teams

WHOM TO CONTACT

If interested in applying for the position, please send a resume and a cover letter with references to resumes@aresearch.com.