Employment at HCP

The Department of Health Care Policy (HCP) at Harvard Medical School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. HCP offers a collegial and dynamic work environment with many opportunities for professional development.

 

Faculty Openings

► There are no faculty openings at this time.

 

Administrative Openings:   For all administrative positions, please apply through ASPIRE.

 

► RAIII 

The Research Assistant will assist with and help coordinate the daily operations of the PI's research projects in the field of health and aging. The PI is an economist and the projects to be conducted relate to economic analyses of health insurance and utilization, disability and employment.  The most important task of the Research Assistant will be to use statistical software to work with large data sets, including insurance claims datasets. This work will involve the development of data files that can be analyzed (i.e. 'cleaning the data') as well using statistical analysis (under the supervision of the PI) to analyze the data.  A background in statistical programming (STATA preferred) and a basic understanding of economics/econometrics is strongly encouraged.  The RA will also be expected to have strong critical thinking and writing skills to allow for drafting of manuscripts based on the analyses. The RA will also support development of grant applications and preparing presentations. The RA will participate in team meetings and (as needed) take minutes of meetings for distribution to the team.  They will assist in literature reviews as needed and in the preparation and revision of manuscripts for publication.  They will assist with IRB renewals and applications and will also assist with other projects as needed. This is a one-year grant-funded position.

► RAIII 

The Research Assistant will assist with and help coordinate the daily operations of Dr. Layton's research projects. Dr. Layton is a health economist and his projects relate to the economics of health insurance markets with a specific focus on the economics of Medicaid Managed Care. The most important task of the Research Assistant will be to use statistical software to work with large data sets, including insurance claims datasets. This work will involve the development of data files that can be analyzed (i.e. 'cleaning the data') as well using statistical analysis (under the supervision of the PI) to analyze the data.  A background in statistical programming (competency in both STATA and SAS, but especially STATA is preferred) and a basic understanding of economics/econometrics is strongly encouraged.  The RA will also be expected to have strong writing skills to allow for drafting of manuscripts based on the analyses.  The RA will also support development of grant applications and preparing presentations. The RA will participate in team meetings and (as needed) take minutes of meetings for distribution to the team.  They will assist in literature reviews as needed and in the preparation and revision of manuscripts for publication.  They will assist with IRB renewals and applications and will also assist with other projects as needed. This is a one-year position.

► RAII

The Research Assistant will assist with and help coordinate the daily operations of  the PI's NIH Early Independence Award funded projects. The PI is a health economist and physician and the projects to be conducted relate to an economic analysis of physician behavior.  he most iTmportant task of the Research Assistant will be to use statistical software to work with large data sets, including insurance claims datasets. This work will involve the development of data files that can be analyzed (i.e. 'cleaning the data') as well using statistical analysis (under the supervision of the PI) to analyze the data.  A background in statistical programming (STATA preferred) and a basic understanding of economics/econometrics is strongly encouraged.  The RA will also be expected to have strong writing skills to allow for drafting of manuscripts based on the analyses. The RA will also support development of grant applications and preparing presentations. The RA will participate in team meetings and (as needed) take minutes of meetings for distribution to the team.  They will assist in literature reviews as needed and in the preparation and revision of manuscripts for publication.  They will assist with IRB renewals and applications and will also assist with other projects as needed.

► RAII

The Research Assistant III (RA) position will support one faculty member coordinating and carrying out designated research tasks and projects, assisting with statistical analysis, writing reports and drafting material for manuscripts, progress reports, articles or other documents for public and/or presentations.  This position is frequently involved with analyses of datasets from a variety of sources.  This position is responsible for organizing, processing, and isolating aspects of specific interest within several of these datasets.   This position will provided preliminary quality checks of the data output, it will assess the validity of the data, and work directly with programmers, analysts, and statisticians. A background in the topics of consumerism and price transparency are particularly valued. The RA III will provide editing recommendations and facilitate the revision of manuscripts between multiple authors and collaborators for publication in peer reviewed scholarly journals.  This position requires understanding of the CMS data policy, NIH public access policy, PubMed central, EndNote and the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS), and HIPAA policies. The RA III will coordinate day-to-day operations of large grant focused work including setting agendas, summarizing weekly calls and working with four project sites on obtaining necessary data analyses.  The grant specific work will include performing background research for manuscripts for several ongoing research projects, assisting with background interviews, coding transcripts of interviews to identify key themes of responses.  Basic statistical analyses of quality data using SAS/STATA or other statistical software, creating summary tables, and assisting with writing of manuscripts for peer-reviewed literature as well as preparing presentations at conferences and other venues.  This position will handle coding reports and with assistance validity checking of other coders as well as assisting with institutional review board review applications and data use agreements.

Postdoc Openings

There are no open positions at this time.

 

Other Opportunities

For other open positions, please view the Harvard Employment website.
All interested candidates must submit a resume through the online system located at jobs.harvard.edu in order to be considered for an open position. Candidates may also send their resume and the names of three references to:

Elizabeth MacKinnon Haak

Assistant Director of Administration
Department of Health Care Policy 
Harvard Medical School 
180 Longwood Avenue, Door A 
Boston, MA 02115-5899
Email: Elizabeth MacKinnon Haak

Please include the requisition number of the job you are applying for in your cover letter.