Harvard University Research Assistant II Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46115BRAuto req ID:46115BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II Non-LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Jul-2019Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of related experience required with 1+ years of experience with statistical software such as SAS, R or STATA; a combination of education and experience may be considered

Additional Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, mathematics, or some other field with a strong emphasis on quantitative analysis preferred

  • Knowledge of various research methods and statistical techniques preferred

  • Willingness to travel if needed

  • Works well and communicate across cultures preferred

  • Strong writing and editing skills preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite preferred

  • Experience with statistical software, such as Stata or SAS, and experience analyzing large survey datasets preferred

  • Familiarity with Endnote is a plus

  • Works well independently preferred; excellent time management skills preferred; strong attention to detail preferred; excellent written and verbal communication skills preferred

    Additional Information:The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School’s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

Department:Global Health and PopulationPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Research Assistant II (RAII) will support Prof. David Bloom's research portfolio with quantitative data analysis, desk research, and communications tasks. The main projects assigned to the RAII include the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI), the research and drafting of a manuscript on population aging in the United States, research support for the Fall 2018 course GHP272: Foundations of Global Health and Population, and other quantitative data analysis and modeling projects as assigned.

The RAII will conduct literature reviews, assemble dossiers, and other forms of desk research in addition to completing statistical analyses of publicly available datasets from sources such as the U.S. Census, the Health and Retirement Survey, the American Community Survey, and United Nations datasets.

The RAII will support the development of survey instruments, data collection, and data management protocols for the LASI project. This position will be responsible for drafting and editing project communications, manuscripts, progress reports, and social media materials. Communications with external contacts and University departments will be part of the assigned duties and require a high degree of professionalism.

For the GHP272 course, the RAII will research current public health events, update PowerPoint presentations, draft speaking notes, and other duties related to the course as assigned by Prof. Bloom. The RAII will work on GHP272 in cooperation with the RAIII, and also be mentored by the RAII in how to properly conduct the necessary research activities for this course.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting qualitative research (literature review) and quantitative research (description and analysis of macroeconomic, microeconomic, and biostatistics data)

  • Developing interim reports to funders and institutional review board to ensure that projects are moving toward timely completion

  • Drafting and editing correspondence, memos, speaking notes, and manuscripts for publication

  • Developing funding proposals and budgeting materials

  • Presenting research at conferences

  • Other duties as assigned

PLEASE NOTE: Some travel, both domestically and internationally, may be required for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of July 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a writing sample.

Please include your last name in the file name for your samples and a brief description of the context and audience for each sample. For each writing sample, you should be the sole author, or share a section of writing for which you are the sole author if originally from a group project.

Examples of acceptable types of writing samples include: a professional email, a piece of academic writing, or a PowerPoint presentation.

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.