Acumen LLC

Acumen LLC is a rapidly expanding policy research firm dedicated to improving health and social service programs. Small in size with a culture that blends the intellectual challenge of academia with the flexibility and openness of a young and growing company, we are uniquely situated to work on high-impact public sector projects from the private sector. We work in close partnership with local, state and federal government agencies to provide them with advanced econometric modeling, qualitative analysis, technical assistance and software development. Our analysis informs and directly impacts decisions made by government officials on a range of public policy issues, while our corporate environment provides potential for rapid growth and advancement for those with initiative and a desire to learn.

Feb 21, 2020
Acumen, LLC and The SPHERE Institute conduct data analysis of health care policy at the national, state, and local levels. We leverage our unparalleled data access to improve information available to policymakers, helping to promote evidence-based policy decisions.   We are looking for a Coordinator to manage the day-to-day work of the Research Operations team. The Research Operations team oversees the organization and tracking of internal development activities.  Its primary responsibilities include coordinating communication between Acumen’s research teams and other departments and the development of internal resources. We are looking for candidates interested in: (i) tracking Research Operations activities, including all requests, assignments, and meetings; (ii) monitoring request timelines; (iii) maintaining the project management database; (iv) assisting in and documenting meetings; (v) communicating request specifications and updates to internal teams; (vi) drafting...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Are you someone who enjoys working with numbers? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of data infrastructure development? Are you a self-motivated thinker who wants to make an impact in the fast-growing field of healthcare policy research? We are looking for a Data Systems Programmer (DSP) – Research Specialist who highly values research, wants to work with multifaceted datasets, and craves new challenges in programming. As a DSP, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience integrating and structuring the healthcare data that shapes policy on many key topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. You will also have the chance to work closely with seasoned programmers, developing the skills to work with software analytic tools and coding languages. In addition, you will work alongside smart, vibrant people with a passion for the exciting future of healthcare research. The Data Systems Programmer – Research Specialist will: Develop data...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Are you someone who enjoys working with numbers? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of data infrastructure development? Are you a self-motivated thinker who wants to make an impact in the fast-growing field of healthcare policy research? We are looking for a Data Systems Programmer (DSP) – Operations Specialist who highly values research, wants to work with multifaceted datasets, and craves new challenges in programming. As a DSP, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience integrating and structuring the healthcare data that shapes policy on many key topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. You will also have the chance to work closely with seasoned programmers, developing the skills to work with software analytic tools and coding languages. In addition, you will work alongside smart, vibrant people with a passion for the exciting future of healthcare research. The Data Systems Programmer – Operations Specialist will: Support data...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Are you someone who enjoys working with numbers? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of data infrastructure development? Are you a self-motivated thinker who wants to make an impact in the fast-growing field of healthcare policy research? We are looking for a Data Systems Programmer (DSP) – Algorithms Specialist who highly values research, wants to work with multifaceted datasets, and craves new challenges in programming. As a DSP, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience integrating and structuring the healthcare data that shapes policy on many key topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. You will also have the chance to work closely with seasoned programmers, developing the skills to work with software analytic tools and coding languages. In addition, you will work alongside smart, vibrant people with a passion for the exciting future of healthcare research. The Data Systems Programmer – Algorithms Specialist will: Develop and...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Acumen, LLC is a public policy consulting firm that provides government agencies with high-quality, impartial research on healthcare, labor practices, and welfare services to promote information-driven policies.  Rooting comparative effectiveness research, value-based purchasing, and outcomes measurement in an array of complex data, Acumen adheres to analysis based on information, not ideology. In keeping with this principle, Acumen is seeking a talented technical writer with a strong desire to further develop his or her  technical, research, and data-driven writing skills  by joining Acumen’s exceptional technical writing team.  As a team member, the technical writer will have the opportunity to exercise and hone a variety of writing skills—from composing user guides about research tools to writing policy memos for external clients. The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of experience, with a college degree and a passion for superb writing and rhetoric.  She or he will be...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, CA 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Provide client services to website users from various organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies for multiple projects related to health care policy. These responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Organizing and managing communications with website users Answering Acumen help lines and emails for client support services Producing, distributing and updating website support documentation Coordinate general and project-specific website requests and address other website support needs such as security compliance and internal documentation Collaborate with a dynamic team of software developers, statistical programmers and project coordinators to ensure the effective maintenance and development of websites Provide administrative and operational support to internal research and support teams Job Requirements: Required Skills Bachelor's degree required Excellent organizational and communication skills Ability to multitask and...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, CA 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Contracts Analyst supports the Contracts Officer by reviewing and analyzing contracts as well as managing the contracts to ensure the company is fulfilling its contractual obligations.  Duties: Participates in proposal planning and administration of current contracts Understands and interprets Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and  other contractual terms Prepares contract briefs and revisions summarizing contractual requirements, key point of contacts and budgets Supports the Contract Officer in establishing and updating Contracts department’s policy and procedures Maintains database and/or central repository of all existing contracts in accordance with organizational policy and procedures Maintain a detailed audit file for each contract which will include original contract, all authorization and correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, payment schedules Serves as a liaison between the project staff and client and/or subcontractor...
Acumen LLC Washington, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
The Technical Information Coordinator will: Work with research analysts, software developers, and system administrators to generate useful information on the company’s research data and information systems; Manage and maintain that information using internally developed tools and information management systems; Disseminate information to internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner; and Support the Lead Information Coordinator in ad hoc information coordination projects.  Acumen, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.   Job Requirements: Qualifications Required Associate’s degree or commensurate experience Strong organizational skills Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills Excellent written and oral communication skills. This includes (but is not limited to):Able to think critically about a project or task An ability to define and validate information requirements An ability to cull authoritative resources when generating information...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Under direct supervision, the Financial Operations Administrator performs some combination of the following job functions: Documents the department’s financial and accounting policies and procedures, explores alternatives, and determines potential improvements Supports the development of standardized, company-wide and federally compliant financial business systems and procedures for areas such as procurement and expense reporting Reviews accounts payable invoices thoroughly to ensure billings are in accordance with agreements, purchase orders, work orders and packing slips Confirms appropriate documentation and approval are present in invoices Ensures prior balances are accurate and all invoices are paid timely Prepares and obtains signatures on checks before dispersing Reconciles monthly credit card activities to ensure appropriate documentation and approval(s) are obtained Assists in allocating expenses to accounts and cost objectives by analyzing invoices,...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
The Research Proposals Writer position supports proposal coordination, writing, and editing in response to requests for proposals, and provides analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy.  This position is responsible for writing and editing highly technical proposal language, researching and interpreting health policy, collaborating on high-quality proposals that comply with internal review and client requirements on deadline, and communicating findings to multiple audiences.   Job Functions and Responsibilities:   Under general supervision, the Research Proposals Writer will perform some combination of the following job functions:   Participates in reviewing requests for proposals, developing proposal plans, outlines, and schedules Prepares various components of the proposal Reviews draft proposals for responsiveness to RFP, accuracy, quality, and layout Prepares descriptive...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, CA, , United States Full-Time
Feb 21, 2020
Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute conduct public policy research and statistical analysis on health programs at the national, state, and local levels. We leverage our unparalleled data access to improve information available to policymakers, while our meritocratic environment offers rapid advancement and leadership opportunities. Our policy firms offer an exciting opportunity to work in health care topics.   At Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute, Data and Policy Analysts provide analytical support for research and consulting projects for government and private clients, primarily in the area of health policy. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing data, researching and interpreting policy, and communicating findings to multiple audiences.   Data and Policy Analysts perform a wide array of functions as part of the research process. Those applicants interested in focusing on writing/coordinating will help create and report descriptive statistics, conduct...
Acumen LLC Burlingame, 94010, United States Intern