Research Assistant II Non-Lab at Harvard University

Posted in Research 16 days ago.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Harvard University

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Research Assistant II Non-Lab
Harvard Medical School

Job-Specific Responsibilities
Dr. Michael E. Chernew, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and Director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab (HMR Lab), seeks a full-time research assistant to coordinate and perform a wide range of complex research support tasks and procedures, under minimal supervision. The selected candidate may work as part of a team in compiling, analyzing, summarizing, and presenting results, although, the individual's assigned tasks may be performed independently and unsupervised. 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, manuscripts or other documents for publication or presentation; preparing PowerPoint slides, assisting in the development of grant proposals, data use applications, and IRB protocols. The candidate will be expected to make use of selected methodology and materials, spreadsheets, statistical software applications or programs, and other investigative techniques. This position is ideal for candidates seeking to conduct research in preparation for an advanced degree in health economics or health policy, as well as those interested in becoming immersed in the many facets of these research areas. Prior research experience is required, along with demonstrated knowledge of standard research methods and statistical analysis techniques. Candidate must be an effective communicator, in both written and verbal formats. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated to succeed with limited supervision and direction.

Basic Qualifications
2 or more years research experience required (education may count towards experience)
Additional Qualifications
High-level understanding of health policy and health care systems in the U.S. Experience with statistical programming using at least one of the following, a plus: STATA, SAS, Python, R. Bachelor's Responsibilities will require knowledge of health care delivery systems and the relevant research populations; an understanding of statistics, statistical programs, and research methods, as well as data management. Responsibilities will require strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate objectives to multiple audiences. Required interpersonal skills: the ability to work well within a group or independently; organization and attention to detail; demonstrates 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.

Job Function

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Boston

Health Care Policy

Time Status

55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening

?35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm