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

49381BRAuto req ID:49381BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Two or more years related research experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications:Applicant should be a proficient programmer primarily in R and have a solid background in statistics. An MA in statistics or a related field is ideal. The candidate must demonstrate interest and experience in statistics and health policy research. Must be proficient with LaTeX and other computer software including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Must have a good command of statistical programming languages, in particular, R. Must learn other software as needed. Independent judgment, patience, and good communication skills are required to respond effectively to varied/complex tasks. Organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Flexibility and the ability to work with a team are essential. Must be able to maintain a calm and cooperative attitude during periods of increased staff activity.Additional Information: This is a term position for one year with the strong possibility of renewal.

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 complementary health services.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.Department:Health Care PolicyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Research Assistant (RA) will assist with and help coordinate the daily operations of Dr. Zubizarreta’s research and mentoring projects. Dr. Zubizarreta is a statistician and the projects to be conducted relate to methodological and applied research in causal inference.

The responsibilities of the RA include: implementing statistical methods in programming languages such as R and STATA; preparing and analyzing large data sets; coordinating activities of the DENS lab; supporting the development of grant applications and preparing presentations; participating in team meetings and (as needed) take minutes of meetings for distribution to the team; assisting in literature reviews as needed and in the preparation and revision of manuscripts for publication; aiding the preparation of teaching materials; working on IRB renewals and other applications and projects as needed. A strong background in statistics is required. The RA will also be expected to have strong writing skills to allow for drafting of manuscripts based on the analyses.School/Unit:Harvard Medical School 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.