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Research Analyst (CoRAL)



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

Who We Are

Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better personalized health care experience to everyone in our communities. At Point32Health, we are building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.

We enjoy the important work we do every day in service to our members, partners, colleagues and communities. To learn more about who we are at Point32Health, click here.

Job Summary

Are you interested in becoming part of a dynamic team that is looking to innovate and improve? Would you like to work for a company that has been rated by the BBJ (15+yrs) as one of the best places to work? Do you want to be part of a company that is committed to giving back to the community?

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our organization as Research Analyst. The Research Analyst will lead and manage a variety of observational research related activities, including but not limited to SAS data management and analysis. The Research Analyst will collaborate on papers for publication as well as with developing related grant proposals to extend the scope of the work.

Ongoing projects primarily focus on reproductive health and cancer disparities, particularly those that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race/ethnicity, and other axes of social inequity. A candidate with an interest in these areas of health is preferred.

Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing

  • Lead data management and data analysis.
  • Lead discussions with internal investigators and 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.
  • Manage 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.
  • Lead analysis of large observational cohort data as well as medical claims and/or electronic health record datasets.
  • Create and revise documentation, as appropriate. Prepare summary reports and presentations.
  • Train and mentor junior Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute staff
  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

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Qualifications – what you need to perform the job

  • 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.
  • Able to synthesize and summarize technical details for a broad audience. Skilled at analyzing data and reporting findings.
  • 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.

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Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity

​Point32Health is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and health equity part of everything we do—from product design to the workforce driving that innovation. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity team's strategy is deeply connected to our core values and will evolve as the changing nature of work shifts. Programming, events, and an inclusion infrastructure play a role in how we spread cultural awareness, train people leaders on engaging with their teams and provide parameters on how to recruit and retain talented and dynamic talent. We welcome all applicants and qualified individuals, who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.