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

49382BRAuto req ID:49382BRJob Code:403117 Research Assistant III Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant IIISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:Three or more years of related research experience. Applicant should have proficiency in using statistical software packages such as STATA. Higher education may count towards experience.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree preferred, preferably in health policy, economics, or health industry related field. Responsibilities will prefer knowledge of health care delivery systems and payment reform; strong writing skills, basic understanding statistics and data management; an ability to communicate objectives to multiple audiences. Effective written and verbal communication skills; organization and attention to detail; initiative and resourcefulness to complete tasks without high-level direction; independent judgment, patience and ability to maintain a calm and cooperative attitude during periods of increased activity; ability to work well within a group or independently. Required technical skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.Additional Information:This is a grant-funded 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:Under minimal direction, performs and coordinates a wide range of research procedures and conducts a variety of complex support tasks and projects determined by the field and scope of the particular research study. Works as part of a team in compiling and analyzing results, although tasks are frequently performed independently and unsupervised in an off-site location. Professor Chernew is seeking a full-time research assistant. The ideal candidate will contribute substantially to a number of research projects in health care economics and health care policy. Health policy research areas may include but are not limited to: payment reform, health care spending, consumer and patient engagement, quality measurement, delivery system transformation, health insurance exchanges, and risk adjustment. The critical work of this position is to provide research assistance, including but not limited to the following tasks: conducting literature reviews, collecting, organizing and analyzing data, summarizing and communicating information, drafting reports, summaries and manuscripts, preparing PowerPoint slides, assisting in the development of grant proposals, data use applications, and IRB protocols. This position is ideal for candidates seeking to conduct research in preparation for an advanced degree as well as those interested in becoming immersed in the many facets of health care policy. Prior experience as a research assistant is required, and the ideal candidate will have a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics or health policy. 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.