Research Assistant Health Policy - Boston Office (Term)
RAND Corporation - Boston, MA

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Research Assistant Health Policy - Boston Office

Position Description

Limited duration position, not to exceed 2-3 years

RAND seeks research assistant for a new research office located in Boston to work on a variety of health policy projects. The research assistant may work with teams of experienced health economists, health services researchers, behavioral scientists, and medical doctors located in Boston, Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC, providing qualitative and quantitative research support. Current research projects focus on a range of health policy issues, including the quality of health care, health information systems, Medicare's payment systems, military health, occupational health, health insurance design and reform, public health preparedness, and racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Research assistants' tasks include data collection, preparation, and analysis; support to modeling and simulation, and qualitative analysis; computer programming; literature reviews; organizing qualitative information in a database; preparation of draft documents, and presentations; and coordination of work among project team members. Research assistants may travel with project teams and may have the opportunity to co-author reports and journal articles.


Persons with experience in health and economics or health and information systems, qualitative or quantitative research in health policy, or public health are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required
  • Experience with statistical software packages (SAS/STATA) and/or computer programming languages preferred
  • Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, flexible, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
Education Requirements

MPP/MPH and significant coursework or experience in health care research preferred. BA in economics, public policy, public health, computer science, statistics, and/or pre- med coursework with research and work experience also qualifies.


0-2 years



Special Note

The deadline to apply is April 16, 2010. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Positions Open


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