Research Analyst

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - Boston, MA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $53,000 - $72,000 a year
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group within the Department of Population Medicine ( as a Research Analyst. The Research Analyst will have an opportunity to work on various comparative effectiveness studies, patient-centered outcomes research studies, and public health surveillance projects, including projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) (, NIH, Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF) (, Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) (, and other federally and non-federally funded projects. The Research Analyst will perform a variety of observational research related activities, including but not limited to technical requirements preparation, SAS data management and formal report preparation. This position requires high-level communication skills for close collaboration with investigators, project managers and other programmer/analysts, both within HPHCI and with external institutions and collaborators.

Coordinate data management and data analysis.
Participate in or lead discussions with internal investigators and other analysts to understand and interpret questions, create technical specifications/requirements, and provide guidance and suggestions based on scientific and operational experience. Communicate with diverse groups of collaborators.
Assist in the management of quality control testing of analytic programs (e.g., SAS), in accordance with internal standards and guidelines. Create and maintain programs to perform analyses and generate routine and ad hoc reports, in close consultation with investigators, statisticians and senior programmers.
Analyze large medical claims and/or electronic health record datasets.
Create and revise documentation, as appropriate. Prepare summary reports and presentations.
Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!
Other duties and projects as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in public health, health services research, health policy, economics, epidemiology, or similar field preferred.
1 to 5 years of relevant experience conducting epidemiological evaluations, or working with administrative healthcare and electronic health record data. General understanding / background in healthcare and sound knowledge of scientific research methods.
Knowledge of common electronic healthcare coding systems (e.g., NDC, RxNorm CUI, LOINC, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, HCPCS). Intermediate SAS programming skills. Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Excellent interpersonal skills, dependable, motivated, and willing to learn new tasks. Strong written and oral communications. Able to operate independently and with good judgment.
Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.

Paid volunteer time off (up to 3 days annually)
Open time off.
Annual Mini-Grant of $500 donated to a non-profit organization of the employee’s choice
Educational Reimbursement

Working Environment
Office environment

Primary Location: United States of America-Massachusetts-Boston

Organization: 998 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Grant