About the Role
Responsibilities for the US Healthcare Analyst role:
The Analyst will engage in primary and secondary research to inform the design and execution of Gates Ventures’ work related to identifying opportunities to improve our understanding of and identifying scalable pathways towards better value for spend in US Healthcare. This will include independent work as well as collaboration with partners and advisors, and require synthesis and communication across multiple mediums (e.g. websites, presentations, written briefs) to structure, execute, and report back on investment and/or grant progress. The analyst will also be responsible for strategic execution and relationship management with key program partners.
GV’s nascent US Healthcare program focuses on developing a “learning agenda” to identify and better understand the challenges that drive the high health care costs observed in the US, and (e.g., administrative burden or data challenges / interoperability limitations). Programmatic focus ranges from research grants across key topics of interest, design & evaluation of demonstration exercises / proof of concept pilots, and tracking the relevant evolving policy environments at state and federal levels.
Specifically, this Analyst will also be expected to scope and diligence potential investments, monitor progress of funded grantees, proactively monitor relevant policy & academic developments, and engage with key stakeholders to identify potential new opportunities.
Responsibilities will include:
Oversee GV Due Diligence and Progress of Funded Efforts (50%): Working with GV teams, external consultants, and key advisors to shepherd proposals through the GV review process and manage progress reporting for funded investments.
Research and analytical work (30%): Proactive scanning of the published literature, market reports, and policy announcements regarding domestic healthcare administrative burden and data environments and how they may inform investment decisions for existing and novel Gates Ventures initiatives. This may include attending conferences and events with thought leaders in the US healthcare space and proactive outreach to identify potential prospective applicants.
Project and Knowledge Management (20%): Supporting the Associate Director, and Managing Director and working in close partnership co-funder counterparts, contribute to key meetings, reports and deliverables, track internal metrics regarding GV funding and operations.
For this position, you are the ideal candidate if you are:
A strong problem solver: You can break down problems using structure and logic and find a smart solution that fits with the bigger picture.
A curious, efficient, and diligent researcher: You can scour published resources and quickly gain an understanding of “the story” and key takeaways around what you’re researching. You proactively review multiple sources of information to regularly update and refine your perspective.
Data-driven and analytical: You believe that anything worth doing is worth measuring, and love using data to drive insights. You are driven by intellectual curiosity.
Flexible: You can juggle multiple tasks and priorities and thrive in environments with ambiguity and rapid change. You are just as comfortable engaging with high-level stakeholders as you are scheduling meetings and analyzing data sets. You have a desire to iterate with several stakeholders to further refine and inform initial hypotheses and recommendations.
A strong and concise communicator: You can quickly and effectively communicate your ideas or explain your thinking to bring others along. Able to link detailed inquiries to the “bigger picture” story to be told or key questions to address.
Able to work with diverse stakeholders: You’re able to understand the working styles and needs of a wide variety of stakeholders and adapt effectively (e.g., academics, executives, creative designers).
2 to 6+ years of professional experience. Ideally in fields such as venture capital, consulting, or other means of exposure providing familiarity with basic dynamics of the U.S. healthcare system through past work and/or educational background.
Passion for investing, improving access to high value care, and health equity
Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills with careful attention to detail
Independent thinker comfortable expressing contrarian views and being challenged
Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
A willingness to embrace periodically intense work environment and non-traditional business hours to support network of stakeholders and portfolio needs
Consistent intellectual curiosity and humility; necessary to get up to speed on projects and to contribute to future directions
Stimulating and flexible work environment –Small team with a flat structure with structured opportunities to develop your skills and increase your impact and responsibility over time. Frequent Health and Life Sciences learning sessions with external and health thinkers and leaders.
A diverse set of projects – Wide range of investment and learning opportunities for consideration across a rich mix of public and private sector need.
Development resources – A strong culture of learning and investigative interest, with active mentorship and career coaching resources & opportunities