Research Associate

Cambridge, MA, USA
May 13, 2018
Jun 02, 2018
Medicine, Medical
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Health Policy and Management

Position Description

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks a Research Associate to join a dynamic team focused on evaluation of policies for obesity prevention and related areas of health policy.

Duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with Professor Sara Bleich and other team members on multiple empirical research projects, most related to obesity policy. Illustrative topics include evaluations of restaurant responses to menu labeling requirements, beverage taxes, and the impact of the changing restaurant environment on obesity risk.

Specific roles for the Research Associate include:
- Managing datasets, performing data analysis, and interpreting findings
- Contributing to project design decisions and developing proposals for new research
- Managing day-to-day study operations
- Co-authoring scientific papers

Basic Qualifications

Doctoral degree in health policy/health services research, economics, or related field

Demonstrated ability to conduct empirical research projects with a high degree of independence

Skills and experience applying quantitative methods to large datasets, including strong proficiency in Stata, SAS, or R

Outstanding interpersonal communication skills

Strong scientific writing skills

Excellent problem solving and organizational skills

Comfort balancing the practical and intellectual demands of a diverse portfolio of projects

The ideal candidate has a track record of successful participation in collaborative research projects and topical expertise related to obesity. The candidate will be detail-oriented, flexible, collaborative, and accustomed to working independently.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Contact Information

Sara Bleich
Professor of Public Health Policy
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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