Data Analyst

LOCATION: Washington, DC (preferred) or San Francisco
STATUS: Full-time; 24-month term-limited position (with possibility of extension)
PROGRAM AREAS: Program on Medicare Policy, Program on the Health Care Marketplace, Program on the ACA

Position Summary

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, health journalism, and communications, dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. KFF is seeking a Data Analyst to work on a new initiative examining the business practices, financial incentives and other market forces that affect the affordability and accessibility of health care, particularly hospital care.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze datasets related to the financial performance of hospitals and other health care providers, health care spending, and affordability.
  • Work independently to conduct quantitative analyses assessing the relationship between business practices and decisions of hospitals and other health care providers and costs for people, employers, public programs, and taxpayers, including defining analytic approaches, debugging and running code to carry out analyses, and writing up descriptions of methodologies and results.
  • Write and prepare fact sheets, policy briefs, and other background documents.
  • Conceptualize and prepare creative data displays, including figures, tables, interactives, and other data visualizations.
  • Keep abreast of existing and new datasets, as well as current health policy issues, with an emphasis on the business practices of hospitals and other providers, including spending and investments, as well as the role of private equity in health care.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with large datasets, preferably including hospital cost report data, health care claims, surveys, and/or administrative data.
  • Minimum of two years of experience and demonstrated competence in statistical programming, with a preference for fluency in R.
  • Substantial knowledge of, and working experience with, federal health policy.
  • Proven ability to apply research methods and statistical and economic concepts, especially as they relate to health care, as demonstrated by academic training and/or work experience.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and communicate quantitative findings for non-technical audiences.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Inquisitive, creative, productive, positive-minded, and results oriented.

This full-time position will be based in KFF’s Washington, DC office, located downtown near Metro Center (preferred) or in KFF’s San Francisco office. KFF is currently working a hybrid schedule and requires all staff to work in the office a minimum of 3 days a week.  The position is term-limited for 24 months, with the possibility of extension.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply

If this opportunity interests you, and you have the requisite experience and qualifications, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining how your background matches the job requirements to Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”, and include “Data Analyst Medicare” in the subject line of your email.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

KFF requires all employees to provide proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender-identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.