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

54541BRAuto req ID:54541BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II Non-LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:One or more years of related research experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience).

Proficiency in using statistical software packages such as STATA Higher education may count towards experience.Additional Qualifications and Skills:Bachelor’s degree preferably in the field of a specific research study, with a preference for coursework in a social science field (economics, statistics, or sociology with a quantitative focus). Must demonstrate interest, experience, or background in the area of health policy and/or health services organization, financing, and delivery. Must be proficient with most computer software including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Must have a working knowledge of statistical software, in particular, STATA. Competency with LaTeX preferred. Must learn other software as needed. Independent judgment, patience, and excellent communication skills are required to respond effectively to varied/complex tasks. Organizational skills and attention to detail are required. Flexibility and an 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 one-year term position from date of hire, with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding for the position.

This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture ( of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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.

Not ready to apply? Join our Talent community to keep in touch and learn about future opportunities! Department:Health Care PolicyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours/week | Monday-Friday | 9:00am to 5:00pmJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:Will assist with and help coordinate the daily operations of the PI's funded research projects. Use statistical software to work with large datasets, including insurance claims datasets. Develop data files that can be analyzed (cleaning the data)and using statistical analysis (under the direction of the PI) to analyze the data. Background in statistical programming (STATA preferred)and a basic understanding of economics/econometrics is strongly encouraged. Expected to have strong writing skills to allow for drafting of manuscripts based on the analyses. The RA will also support the development of grant applications and preparing presentations. The RA will participate in team meetings and take minutes of meetings for distribution to the research team. They will assist in literature reviews as needed and in the preparation and revisions of manuscripts for publication. They will assist with IRB renewals and applications and will assist with other projects as needed.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.