Research Assistant I Non-Lab

  • Cambridge, MA


: $77,520.00 - $128,560.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

49934BRAuto req ID:49934BRJob Code:403109 Research Assistant I Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I Non-Lab, Better EvidenceSub-Unit: Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:
+ 1+ years of related experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Additional Qualifications:
+ BA/BS, ideally in a related field of research study, is strongly preferred
+ Experience with Microsoft Office Suite preferred
+ Familiarity with the Google information environment (e.g. Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, etc.) preferred
+ Excellent writing, research, analytical, and organizational skills preferred
+ Experience working in a matrix organization/environment preferred
+ Strong attention to detail preferred
+ Positive, flexible, professional, team player that works well independently with a can-do attitude and strong work ethic preferred
+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills; works well collaboratively with colleagues who are not co-located and to interface in writing and verbally with senior health officials preferred
+ Receives and implements feedback preferred
+ Prioritizes issues and uses sound judgment to recognize when additional consultation and/or help preferred
+ Comfortable working on multiple projects at one time preferred
+ Strong organization skills preferred
+ Highly adaptable and flexible to the changing needs of the organization preferred
Additional Information:Duties and Responsibilities continued:
The Research Assistant will work under guidance from the Better Evidence Senior Manager. The position will gain exposure to issues in domestic and global health care delivery and social justice.
+ Retrieve and review articles, reports and statistics for literature reviews
+ Maintain program filing and knowledge management systems, including bibliographic reference management
+ Support applications for ethical approvals including research protocol, study instruments, and modifications
+ Assist in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results
+ Assist in editing and refining language in the GHD teaching tools in accordance with the GHD style guide
+ Communicate clearly with team about the status of work products and meet agreed-upon deadlines
+ Support the development and production of manuscripts, grants, or educational materials, including concept notes, working papers, reviews, slide decks or presentations.
+ Arrange meetings and calls and take minutes/records
+ Assist with the maintenance of program materials or reports, including tracking systems, databases
+ Prepare and edit slideshows and documents
+ Assist in the development and adaptation of project plans, timelines, and deliverables
+ Perform other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of one year from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates may be required to provide a writing sample and/or complete a writing exercise.
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 Schools 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:Ariadne LabsPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Womens Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in peoples lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, palliative care, and primary health care.
Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs envisions that all providers will routinely access the best available evidence for diagnosis and treatment to provide the best possible care everywhere. We work to achieve this by enhancing access and uptake of the latest clinical evidence among current and future health care providers. Better Evidence for Practitioners offers thousands of clinicians in resource-limited settings access to evidence-based clinical resources (EBCR) to impact care and treatment decisions and studies what works. Better Evidence for Training works to develop the habit of accessing the evidence among trainees and faculty by facilitating the use of EBCR in medical schools in sub-Saharan Africa, building on early research findings that show its utility.
The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard (GHD) works to disseminate a different type of evidence to health care professionals by researching and writing Harvard Business School-style teaching case studies and running courses for current and future health care leaders on how programs, governments, and enterprises can determine their strategies, manage, and design systems to improve value. Teaching cases are distributed free of charge through Harvard Business Publishing and used in GHDs summer intensive training program.
We collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders across the world. The Better Evidence team includes the Director and a Senior Manager who work on the project part time, a full time Project Coordinator, and many others from across the Ariadne platforms and beyond. The Research Assistant will join the team and also have the opportunity to work with the Better Evidence Director and Senior Manager on The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard (GHD).
The Research Assistant will work on both Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs and on GHD to improve the impact of the work. This may include staying abreast of emerging research that could inform efforts or inform teaching case development through targeted literature reviews or background research, managing references, working with others to develop or strengthen data collection systems, transcribing interviews, helping coordinate research efforts across stakeholders, creating supportive graphics, visuals, slides, or presentations, assisting with communications activities and grant or development writing, and helping organize data, or performing other administrative or related tasks as requested.
Duties and Responsibilities will be continued in the \"Additional Information\" section.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of one year from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates may be required to provide a writing sample and/or complete a writing exercise.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.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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