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Research Assistant II Non-Lab

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Laboratory and Research
Type:
Full-Time
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

65455BR

Job Summary
The Health Systems Innovation Lab within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks a Research Assistant (RA) to join the team. The RA will engage in a series of research activities under the guidance of Professor Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems and Principal Investigator (PI), and the senior research team. The primary area of focus for the Research Assistant is the Data Collaborative For Health Systems Performance (DC - HSP).

Position Description
The Research Assistant will be responsible for the following key duties within an agreed timeframe with the PI for the DC-HSP project:
  • Lead in data harmonization for Latin America and the Caribbean region, consisting of data inventory, data mapping and data processing
  • Coordinate logistics of consultative group and learning network activities
  • Contribute to the development of synthesis reports examining finding relating to Phase II of DC-HSP
  • Contribute to the development of a microsimulation model to assess health system performance in relation to cardiovascular disease
  • Conduct sub-analyses using data from the Regional DC-HSP Dataset to examine health system performance, specifically in terms of care of cascade outcomes in relation to various socio-demographic characteristics in the health system context
  • Develop manuscripts for publication in high-impact journals
  • Conduct literature reviews of academic papers, policy briefs, and government reports related to health system performance in relation to cardiovascular disease in countries / regions of interest
  • Create presentations to communicate research findings and progress to stakeholders
  • Liaise and support the HSIL administration assistant as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from date of hire with possibility of extension. Finalists will be required to submit a writing sample.

Basic Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
  • Masters degree preferred
  • 2+ years experience preferred
  • R and/or Stata skills preferred
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills, diligent and organized, conveys integrity
The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
  • Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
  • ¬†Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals
Additional Information
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!
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  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
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Work Format Details
This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Research

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Sub-Unit
*

Salary Grade
053

Department
Health Systems Group

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status
Full-time

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

Learn more about the School's mission, objectives, and core values, our Principles of Citizenship, and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.

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