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Research Analyst

The Opportunity

The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) seeks a dynamic and innovative research analyst to join a team of professionals who are highly dedicated to improving the health of all Coloradans through evidence-based, nonpartisan, data-driven policy solutions. This is an entry-level position appropriate for recent graduates or those who are looking for a great place to begin a career in health policy research and analysis.

At CHI, we believe that sound evidence and solid analysis lead to better health policy, and that better health policy leads to better health for all Coloradans. We are an innovative and independent health systems and health policy research and consulting group. We answer Colorado’s most pressing health questions by providing analysis and expertise that informs policy, advances health, promotes collaboration and supports better access to care for all Coloradans. CHI serves as a strategic advisor to the philanthropic community, state government agencies, hospitals and health systems, local public health agencies, and local nonprofits. Our work is mission-driven and impact-oriented.

Our culture is team-based and highly collaborative. We work hard and take our commitment to the community seriously, and balance that with “nerdy fun” and levity. We strive to create a workplace that encourages and rewards intellectual curiosity, personal initiative and the ongoing cultivation of expertise.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide project support to policy analysts and directors;
  • Conduct literature reviews and other qualitative research, including key informant interviews;
  • Conduct and interpret basic quantitative analyses;
  • Assist in the maintenance of data sources on CHI’s website;
  • Check analyses prepared by other staff for quality, accuracy, etc.;
  • Assist in producing succinct, reader-friendly policy briefs, white papers, blogs, primers, presentations, and fact sheets;
  • Take an active role in meetings, events, and communication activities related to specific projects and areas of focus;
  • Support policy analysts and directors as needed.
  • Periodic travel may be required.

Candidate Qualifications

Competitive candidates will possess:

  • A high level of self-motivation, self-direction, and intellectual curiosity;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel;
  • Familiarity with statistical software such as SAS and social media preferred;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner;
  • Work well both independently and as a member of a project team.

Experience and Education

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in health policy, public health, health services research, mathematics, statistics, or other relevant discipline.

Candidate Characteristics

Successful candidates will have demonstrated:

  • Integrity, embodied by being honest and trustworthy;
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to inspire others to achieve their best work;
  • Initiative, shown by the confidence to make decisions and take risks; and
  • Adaptability, key to working in a fast-changing environment.


  • Competitive salary and potential for bonus based on company performance.
  • Comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, 401K, transportation and cell phone stipends, and paid time off annually.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but preference will be given to those applying on or before July 31, 2019.

The Colorado Health Institute is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.