Kansas Health Institute: Multiple Postings


The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) offers professionals the opportunity to use their knowledge and skills in an applied, policy-relevant setting. Located directly across the street from the Kansas Statehouse, KHI team members interact with leaders from the legislature, local government, state agencies and professional associations, helping them utilize evidence-based research to make informed health policy decisions.

Faculty appointments at major research universities are available for qualified staff. The Kansas Health Institute seeks team members from diverse disciplines including medicine, public and community health, health policy and management, law, anthropology, political science, sociology, health administration, communications, journalism, and business.

KHI is located in Topeka, Kansas, a family-oriented community of 120,000 in northeast Kansas. Located just minutes from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and less than an hour from Kansas City, Topeka offers excellent family, professional, educational, outdoor and cultural opportunities.

Policy Analyst

As an analyst at KHI, you would be part of a team working on a range of projects to improve the health of Kansans through nonpartisan research, education and engagement that support effective policymaking. Candidates for an analyst position must be able to identify and translate relevant information from a variety of sources into concise, well-organized reports, graphics and presentations. Analysts at KHI produce written products, facilitate discussions with stakeholders and develop collaborative relationships with partners in the public and private sectors.

Data Analyst

If you are a quantitative researcher with experience in health, you could be part of a team participating in a wide range of projects that fulfill KHI’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans through educational offerings that support effective policymaking, engage stakeholders at the state and community levels, and provide nonpartisan, actionable and evidence-based information. The successful candidate should bring strong research and quantitative skills that enable them to participate in a wide range of research and evaluation projects. They will manage and analyze various types of data and transform them into meaningful information. These data sets include but are not limited to census data, vital statistics, health-related survey and surveillance data and health insurance claims data. Candidates also will support the development of primary data collection and analyze the data.

Qualitative Research Analyst

KHI has an immediate opening for a qualitative research analyst who will have the opportunity to work on projects that inform pressing health policy decisions and communicate findings to a broad audience. The successful candidate will participate in a wide range of research and evaluation projects using qualitative research methods, including focus groups, key informant interviews, systematic literature reviews and document reviews.  Experience as a facilitator will be particularly valuable. Candidates for the position should have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and experience designing and conducting applied research projects, and be familiar with a variety of qualitative research methods and tools (e.g., NVivo and Qualtrics).

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement and other fringe benefits, paid parental leave, an infant-at-work program, and resources for professional development. KHI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names of three references and samples of written work to:

Michele Sumpter

Kansas Health Institute
212 SW 8th Ave., Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603

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