Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to create scalable solutions to improve healthcare for people everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, primary care and palliative care plus numerous projects in many other areas of healthcare delivery.
The Research Assistant III Non-Lab (RA) will be a part of the Innovation and Implementation Platforms teams and will report to the Assistant Director of Innovation. Under minimal direction the RA will perform and coordinate a wide range of research procedures. They will also conduct a variety of complex support tasks and projects determined by the field and scope of the particular research study, and will work as part of a team in compiling and analyzing results – although tasks are frequently performed independently.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and execute background research including literature, guideline, and white paper reviews
Processing, organizing and summarizing data, reporting results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms
Design interview and survey tools (including building survey tools in RedCAP, Qualtrics, or Google forms)
Independently execute quantitative and/or qualitative coding and analysis
Collecting study data by interviewing study participants
Identifying critical data elements for study indicator development
Coordinating with external sites and database architect to manage data transfer process
Manage databases as needed and in coordination with Science & Technology team
Coordinating and carrying out other designated research tasks and projects, making use of selected methodology and materials, field work, library research, statistical analysis, or other investigative techniques
Collating, organizing, and/or drafting material for the preparation of research papers, convenings, manuscripts, progress reports, articles or other documents for publication and/or presentation
May oversee the activities of other interns or students
Project Coordination Duties:
Prepare and manage meeting agendas and materials; lead meetings
Organize and track action items circulating meeting summary and follows up on outstanding tasks
Organize and execute high profile stakeholder meetings including but not limited to: managing the timelines, managing invitation lists, coordinating activities for participants, making travel and accommodation plans, and reconciling expenses
Perform administrative duties under minimal supervision at a high proficiency level
Support grant submission processes; preparing grant proposal documents
In coordination with the Project Manager, develop project work plans, timelines, and reports to funders
Track project deliverables, identify roadblocks, and escalate issues as they arise
Maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituents
Represent Ariadne Labs professionally with staff, guests, donors, callers, and external visitors; greet guests, candidates, and donors
Manage a system of record for all documentation, materials, resources, and correspondences to assure compliance
The RA will also perform other duties as assigned.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of one year from date of hire, with the possibility for extension.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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, $40 per class 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 complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years of related work experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered
Bachelor's or Master's degree (particularly in public health or a closely related field) preferred
Experience working in a matrix organization/environment preferred
Knowledge of standard research methods and statistical techniques, and familiarity with qualitative methods and data manipulation preferred
Experience with literature searches and scientific writing preferred
Experience conducting and supporting research projects preferred
Proficiency with spreadsheet, graphic, and database programs preferred
Prior experience with manuscript and/or grant writing and preparation preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite (e.g. Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, etc.) preferred
The following skills and experiences are also preferred:
Strong written and verbal communication
Project management skills, experience learning project content quickly, and experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience effectively presenting ideas and information in a variety of formats
Positive, flexible, professional, and a can-do attitude
Experience working both independently and on a team; ability to problem-solve complex issues
Experience developing timelines and meeting competing deadlines on time and with high caliber deliverables
Experience handling complex and confidential information with discretion
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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53953BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.