Job DescriptionJob-Specific Responsibilities
Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab (HMR Lab) seeks an RA to perform a wide range of research related activities in healthcare economics and healthcare policy. Areas include payment reform, health care spending, consumer and patient engagement, quality measurement, value based payment, delivery system transformation, health insurance exchanges and risk adjustment. Work as part of a team reviewing literature, collect, organize, and analyze data, support drafting and coauthoring papers, creating presentation materials, summarize and communicate information , draft reports, manuscript text or other documents for publication. Prepare PowerPoint slides, assist in proposal development, data use applications, and IRB protocols.
Two or more years related work experience. Higher education may count towards experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelors degree preferred, preferably in health policy, economics, or a health industry related field. Knowledge of health care delivery systems and relevant research populations, understanding of statistics, statistical programs, and research methods, as well as data management. Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate objectives to multiple audiences. Interpersonal skills, ability to work well within a group and independently. organization and attention to detail, initiative and resourcefulness to complete tasks without high level of direction, independent judgement, patience and the ability to maintain a calm and cooperative attitude during periods of increased activity. Very 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: STATA, SAS, Python, R.
This is a 12-month term position with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding for the position.
This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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.
Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.