Internal Job Title:

Research Associate

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Job Location:

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Are you looking for a place to work where the people genuinely care about shaping the future of health care? Do you want to work with people who are committed to and passionate about helping others live better, healthier lives – at a place where your coworkers are dedicated to innovative research and teaching?

If so, the Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is the place for you. HPHCI is a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and is the only appointing medical school department in the United States based in a health plan. 
As part of our Department of Population Medicine team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of this growing field, which includes many different areas of research, such as Infectious Disease, Obesity, Aging, Cancer and Pediatrics.

Come join our team!

Position Overview:

The Research Associate will work with the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group (TIDE) within the Department of Population Medicine (DPM). The TIDE group manages complex, national, multi-institutional research initiatives that utilize claims data, electronic health data (EHR), and registries. This position is responsible for performing a variety of activities related to data management, analysis, and reporting of results for studies under the growing Infectious Disease research portfolio, including large scale hospital-based cluster randomized clinical trials. This position requires high-level communication and technical skills (SAS programming in particular) for close collaboration with investigators, project managers and other programmer/analysts, both within Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute (HPHCI) and with external institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of studies, including data management, technical specification development, data analysis, data presentation, and reporting.
  • Develop and maintain statistical programs to perform analyses and generate both routine and ad hoc reports, in close consultation with investigators, statisticians, senior programmers, and software developers. Solid SAS programming skills a must.
  • Work with large medical claims and electronic health record datasets in a in a distributed data environment. 

Minimum requirements:

  • BA/BS in public health, quantitative social sciences, economics, statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics or related field required; MA/MS preferred.
  • Minimum of three years experience with statistical programming in SAS required, R or other statistical software is a plus.
  • Prior relevant experience in a research environment.
  • Exposure to varied data systems (e.g., claims data, electronic health records, registries, clinical trials).
  • Sound knowledge of research methods specific to epidemiology.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. HPHC will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm that does not have a signed “Employment Agency Agreement” already on file with Human Resources – The Office of Talent Acquisition.

We are an equal opportunity employer.   We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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Human Resources

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