Position Title: COVID Research Analyst
Reports to: Deputy Chief Medical Officer (liaising closely with Harvard Medical School’s Global Health Research Core)
Location: Boston (10-20% travel: once safe travels resume)
Employment Type: Full Time, 1 year with possible renewal
The Research Analyst will be a key position at Partners In Health (PIH) to support ongoing COVID related research and evaluations and play a core role in data management and analysis for these research initiatives. Leveraging their expertise in statistics and/or data science, the role will ensure effective coordination of analyses, data-sharing and dissemination of results with stakeholders across PIH care delivery sites including the Boston coordination site, partner ministries of health, and Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core (HMS-GHRC). As part of an ongoing Cross-Site COVID Research Network collaboration, the analyst will specifically support data processing and analysis for monthly monitoring of syndromic surveillance and health care utilization data from seven countries. The project mentors will be based in Boston and Rwanda. The Research Analyst will also support ongoing cross-country collaborations related to study design, data analysis, and project management.
- Keeping study protocols and data sharing agreements up to date and compliant.
- Coordinating with representatives from participating sites to facilitate data sharing.
- Maintaining a data processing pipeline (cleaning, analysis, and visualizations) for monthly routine health system data.
- Working closely with country site leads to identify and rectify any issues arising from routine health system data.
- Completing analyses and preparing results.
- Disseminating results with colleagues in participating countries and supporting broader dissemination activities.
- Supporting data analyses and paper writing for research papers arising from this work.
- Conduct and design training (one-on-one or through teaching) of colleagues to implement these statistical methods, under guidance of supervisor
- Participate in organizational “research cluster” activities, cultivating sharing and learnings across teams.
- Support care delivery sites team on fulfilling ethical, compliance and data sharing agreements for COVID research projects with guidance from the legal and compliance teams, as appropriate.
- Work collaboratively to share research results and lessons learned across OnePIH and the global health community through reports, presentations, peer-reviewed manuscripts, briefs, and other deliverables.
Qualifications and skills:
● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Public Health or a related field.
● 1-3 years of experience.
● Experience cleaning large datasets and conducting analysis in standard statistical software (R, Stata, SPSS, SAS). The ideal candidate will be proficient in R.
● Training in biostatistical and data science methods. The ideal candidate will have experience with data visualization and time series modeling.
● Ability to work independently on multiple research projects.
● Strong organizational and written communication skills.
● Experience with literature searches and ability to interpret a wide range of published literature.
● Demonstrated commitment to global health and/or health equity research.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.