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Sr. Research Analyst (TIDE)



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

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Job Summary

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Division of Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) within Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine (www.populationmedicine.org) as a Senior Research Analyst. TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi-institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies. The Senior Research Analyst plays a crucial role in supporting key initiatives in TIDE’s portfolio.

The Senior Research Analyst will lead analytic work on observational research projects; manage and mentor analysts; develop the teams analytic capabilities including creation of detailed technical specifications and overseeing development of SAS code and other tools. This position will lead and support analytic plan development, SAS data review, ad hoc SAS programming, and formal report preparation and presentation. 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.

Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing

  • Lead analytic plan development, data quality assessment (fit for use), and data analysis
  • Lead discussions with internal and external investigators to understand their needs and research aims, create technical requirements, and provide guidance and recommendations based on scientific and operational experience to meet the investigator’s needs
  • Lead analysis of large medical claims and/or electronic health record data in support of surveillance or observational research
  • Create and maintain SAS programs to perform analyses and generate routine and ad hoc reports, in close consultation with investigators, statisticians and/or senior programmers
  • Oversee analyst effort through direct management and mentorship in support of delivering high quality results
  • Prepare and present data analysis reports and presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Train and mentor junior HPHCI staff, either directly or through other supervisors in the TIDE group; supervise junior staff
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

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 strongly preferred.


  • 5 to 10 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, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, HCPCS). Intermediate SAS programming skills.
  • Operates independently and with good judgment. Excellent organization, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Be resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.


  • Must be able to work in a hybrid work environment.
  • Work may require simultaneous use of a telephone/headset and PC/keyboard and sitting for extended durations.
  • May be required to work additional hours beyond standard work schedule.

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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.