Job Description

The role of entails providing valuable support to Professor David Bloom's research initiatives through tasks involving quantitative data analysis, desk research, and effective communication strategies. This position involves contributing to a diverse range of research projects, including but not limited to assessing the impact of non-communicable diseases in South America, conducting case studies on health technology assessment practices in Turkey, Argentina, and Colombia, facilitating the development of vaccines against group A Streptococcus, and evaluating the societal implications of innovative care models for type 1 diabetes. The will be under the guidance of Professor Bloom while actively participating in these projects.

The responsibilities include conducting thorough literature reviews, assembling dossiers, and performing desk research, along with conducting statistical analysis using publicly available datasets from sources like the U.S. Census, the Health and Retirement Survey, the American Community Survey, and United Nations datasets. Additionally, the will support the design of survey instruments, data collection, and data management protocols for Prof. Bloom's projects.

Furthermore, the position encompasses the task of drafting and editing communications, manuscripts, progress reports, and social media materials. Effective interaction with external contacts and University departments is also a critical aspect of this role, demanding a high level of professionalism. The will closely collaborate with other members of Prof. Bloom's research team to accomplish qualitative and quantitative research endeavors.

Position Description

The specific duties and responsibilities of the role encompass, but are not limited to, the following:

Conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including literature reviews and data analysis

Researching current public health events, updating presentations, drafting speaking notes, and supporting GHP 272 activities

Crafting and editing correspondence, memos, reports, presentations, and manuscripts

Participating in the development of funding proposals and budgeting materials

Fulfilling assigned duties as required

PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide at least two writing samples. Samples could include professional emails/memos, PowerPoints, academic writing, and more. It is preferred that at least one of the samples is solely authored by the applicant. Samples should include the applicant's last name in the file name, along with a brief description of each sample's context and audience.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of one year from the date of hire, with potential for extension. Some evening or weekend work may be required. This is a hybrid position based in Boston, MA. Further details about this position will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be conducted within a state where Harvard is registered to do business (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California [exempt staff only], Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington).

Basic Qualifications

Required: 2+ years of relevant experience (combination of education and experience may be considered)

Required: 1+ years of experience with statistical software such as SAS, R, or STATA

Additional Qualifications And Skills

Preferred job-specific skills and competencies:

Bachelor's degree in economics, mathematics, or a related field with a strong quantitative focus

Proficiency in various research methods and statistical techniques

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to analyze large survey datasets

Familiarity with Endnote

Strong writing and editing skills

Experience working and communicating effectively across cultures

Strong independent work skills, excellent time management, attention to detail, and written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Cultural Competencies

Awareness and adaptability in understanding and respecting cultural and identity-based differences within group environments

Commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and issues

Skills in fostering inclusive environments, intercultural engagement, personal humility, and authenticity

Employment Type: Full-Time

Salary: $ 35,000.00 45,000.00 Per Year


35K - 45K USD

Yearly based


Massachusetts, , United States

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 month ago
Job Expire:
1w 1d
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Team Leader
Bachelor Degree
2 Years

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