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

47105BRAuto req ID:47105BRJob Code:403117 Research Assistant III Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant III Non-LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Aug-2019Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of related experience with 1+ years of experience with data management, data analysis, and use of statistical software (R, STATA, SAS) required; a combination of education and experience may be considered

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred

  • Master’s degree is a strong plus

  • Education or experience in public health, applied microeconomics, finance, data management, or management related field preferred

  • Experience in program coordination and support, statistics, writing and relationship building with stakeholders preferred

Strong organizational skills preferred; Standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, and absolute commitment to task completion preferred; Experience balancing multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary preferred; Familiarity with navigating a complex organization, such as Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, preferredAdditional 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:Center for Health Decision SciencePre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Expanded Program on Immunization Costing project (EPIC), led by Dr. Stephen Resch, aims to understand the cost and cost drivers of delivering immunization programs in low- and middle- income countries.

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the first phase of EPIC collected data at central, subnational, and facility-level in six countries and were notable for their rigor in terms of sample design and comprehensiveness of resource use measurement. In the second phase of EPIC, the research team pooled and analyzed data from all sites and analyzed; fostered the Immunization Economics community of practice; and assessed opportunities to improve the availability and value of immunization cost and financing information.

Now in its third phase, the EPIC research team build upon their previous work in the following three major aims

  • Aim 1: Sustain Community of Practice and immunizationcosting.org

  • Aim 2: Estimate marginal cost of immunization program improvements

  • Aim 3: Advance methods for immunization costing research

The Research Assistant (RA) will perform a variety of non-laboratory research and clerical tasks pertaining to the three aims above, including a currently ongoing data collection effort in India to evaluate the cost of Pragati, a national immunization campaign program. In addition to primarily supporting the EPIC research, the Research Assistant may also support other research projects at the Center. The RA works as part of a team in compiling and analyzing results, although tasks may be performed without direct supervision at times.

Duties and Responsibilities included, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work under the direction of, and in collaboration with, Dr. Resch and project manager, to manage and maintain data collected through currently ongoing research project in India.

  • Collect and analyze data using a variety of tools (including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and statistical software such as R, Stata, or SAS) and sources to create data exhibits for the EPIC research team.

  • Provide analysis, editing, and drafts for EPIC research public materials. Develop, synthesize and provide analysis of literature reviews.

  • Makes periodic reports of project status to project manager or other research team personnel

  • Performs clerical duties incidental to research tasks

  • Specific responsibilities for meetings and events include supporting project manager in planning meeting agenda, invitation lists, discussion questions, group activities, as well as overseeing the organization of the venue, participant travel, catering, and other logistical details, coordinated in concert with Dr. Resch and project manager.

  • Other duties as assigned

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of 08/31/2019, with possibility for extension.

PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete an assessment of data cleaning/analysis skills.

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.