Harvard University Research Assistant II Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts
46450BRAuto req ID:46450BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II (Non-Lab)Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Two years related research experience required. Higher education may count towards experience.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor's degree preferred. Ability to work independently, think strategically, and provide recommendations on next steps. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written form. Strong command of English grammar and syntax. Meticulous editing and proofreading skills. Detail-oriented and deadline-driven, able to multitask in a fast-paced environment to deliver accuracy and high quality. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with global health literature; preferably some experience living/working in developing countries. Strong research skills, including an ability to find, critically analyze and synthesize information across multiple disciplines. Facility with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style and The Elements of Style. Strong analytical abilities and comfort working on a team. Proficiency in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and/or Kinyarwanda a plus. Clinical knowledge or experience in a clinical setting a plus.Additional Information:This is a 12-month term position with possible renewal based on funding. The schedule is 40 hrs. per week / Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.
• Independently and collaboratively write and edit journal articles, book chapters, op-eds, white papers, reviews, speeches, teaching notes, case studies, correspondence, and other original content as needed.
• Research and analyze global health information, using diverse sources, to write and edit materials.
• Maintain organization required to accurately complete a variety of administrative tasks.
• Prepare slides and other materials for lectures delivered by a faculty member.
• Accompany DGHSM faculty to classes, lectures, and other events as needed.
• With limited direction, maintain timely and professional follow-up with students, professors, and other colleagues following classes and events.
• Simplify and clarify complex medical and scientific information using clear and concise language.
• Identify content that requires supervisor approval and manage the review process.
• Ensure all written material meets the highest standards for clarity, accuracy, style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and appropriateness.
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:Global Health and Social MedicinePre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:40 hrs. per week / Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) at Harvard Medical School applies social science and humanities research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of healthcare policies locally and worldwide. To maintain our leadership of the field, the Department must: underline our commitment to teaching and research in global health equity; maintain and enhance support for “effector arms,” with a focus on implementation and delivery; strengthen models of graduate and post-graduate training, including through global health and social medicine advanced degree programs, residencies, and fellowships; and coordinate efforts throughout Harvard to build a common agenda around global health equity.
The DGHSM is seeking a strong applicant for a research assistant position. The Research Assistant performs a variety of complex writing, research, and administrative duties to support a DGHSM faculty member. The Research Assistant must use good judgment and demonstrate the highest standard of writing and professional conduct while representing DGHSM faculty. The Research Assistant may accompany DGHSM faculty to events, classes, and other commitments. S/he assumes special responsibility for coordinating the faculty member’s correspondence and other written work, as well as helping to coordinate the faculty member's administrative tasks. S/he helps to organize faculty member academic commitments and may prepare for and attend classes and lectures.
The Research Assistant is responsible for executing complex tasks without prescriptive or specific direction. S/he assumes project management duties as needed to oversee the completion of projects assigned by DGHSM faculty or others. Working both independently and in collaboration with others, the Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting and otherwise contributing to research products with a global health focus, including but not limited to: coordinating writing collaborations; preparing literature reviews and manuscripts for publication; and preparation (including background research, formatting, and editing) of journal articles, white papers, reviews, teaching materials, presentations, and general correspondence. Additionally, the Research Assistant will provide consistent and professional administrative support for the administrative manager and the team that supports the faculty member. Such tasks include but are not limited to: preparing agendas and briefing materials for events and travel, processing expense reports and tracking reimbursements, updating calendar items and coordinating meeting logistics, and supporting day-to-day activities for the team. The Research Assistant is responsible for establishing and meeting deadlines and uses independent judgment and discretion in facilitating communication among key players from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Partners In Health. Performs other related tasks as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities are listed under Additional Information.
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.