Battelle Memorial Institute Healthcare Quality Improvement Research Leader in Baltimore, Maryland

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

Battelle’s Health Research Team is currently seeking a Healthcare Quality Improvement Research Leader. This position is located in Baltimore, MD/ with other possible locations for the position being Columbus, OH or Arlington, VA.

Battelle’s Health Research team, headquartered in Columbus, OH, specializes in conducting research in the areas of healthcare quality improvement, clinical quality measure development, accountable care models, measurement science, and knowledge management for government, academic and private industry clients worldwide.


The primary functions of the research leader are to execute and oversee appropriate research and evaluation of advanced alternative payment models, accountable care organization models, and episode-based payment initiatives. This includes an understanding of, and experience with, appropriate experimental and quasi-experimental research methodologies, policy analysis, model simulation, qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods evaluation designs, as well as, outcome dissemination and implementation science.

Major Responsibilities

  • Leads policy analysis, research and evaluation of accountable care organization (ACO) models including comprehensive end-stage renal disease care model, next generation ACO model.

  • Leads policy analysis, research and evaluation of advanced payment models including comprehensive primary care plus, and comprehensive care of joint replacement model.

  • Leads and participates in multiple, assigned, and self-initiated research projects with a minimum of supervision and within time and budget constraints.

  • Participates in the development of clinical quality measures focused on a wide range of clinical areas.

  • Provides subject matter expertise to federally-funded clinical quality measure developers.

  • Conducts presentations on advancements in clinical quality measure science.

  • Perform highly complex assignments by compiling and evaluating design and test data, prepare technical specifications, analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product or process specifications.

  • Plan, organize, execute, analyze, and perform technical work; organize project resources; manage budget; project deliverables; and other related project management activities for multiple projects.

  • Manage stakeholder relationships through collaboration and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to communicate project data, status, and technical needs and address risk, issues, and opportunities.

  • Provide technical advice and assistance; review proposed solutions for technical feasibility, (White Papers, and Contract Proposals).

  • Support and lead preparation and submission of publishable manuscripts.

  • Support business development efforts, including strategic planning and monitoring of current and future business opportunities.

  • Prepare technical and financial information for briefings, presentations, and status reports.

  • Monitor and report program commitments, obligations, expenditures, contract performance, and program status execution to include program milestones, schedule and cost, conduct related analyses, and track financial and technical metrics.

  • Builds relationships with internal and external partners and clients, and supports business development efforts.

Major Responsibilities

Position Requirements


  • Ph.D, or DrPH in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field with 5 – 8 years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development, healthcare quality improvement, and alternative payment models. OR

  • Master’s degree or higher in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field with 10 – 15 years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development, healthcare quality improvement, and alternative payment models. OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in health administration, health informatics, public health, other health-related relevant field with 15+ years of professional experience in clinical quality measure development, healthcare quality improvement, and alternative payment models.

  • Experience building business with federal-clients in the areas of healthcare quality improvement.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of operational users, technical developers and government program managers

  • Proven ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Experience working with Department of Health and Humans Services agencies, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • Experience working in contract research for federal, state and private entities.

  • Knowledge and experience in research involving health policy, health disparities, international health, health economics or health data sources such as electronic health records is also desirable.

  • Excellent word processing and computer skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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