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Facebook Quantitative Researcher, Health in Boston, Massachusetts


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The Health Team is looking for Quantitative Research support for 2021-2022. Our vision is to improve global health outcomes in areas where Facebook can have unique and significant impact. Our sub-team’s mission is to increase beliefs and behaviors that support positive mental health, by making effective resources accessible and acceptable to more people. Our next researcher will help us evaluate our progress towards our goal of supporting positive mental health, drive strategy and help our existing products succeed in new markets. The ideal candidate will have a background in a health-related field, including public health, public mental health, epidemiology, clinical psychology, or other related fields, and have strong statistical background including experience conducting and evaluating health behavior change research. They should be passionate about developing and evaluating new products with real-world impact in the space of mental health.

Required Skills:

  1. Work closely with teams to identify research topics

  2. Design studies that explore unmet needs as well as current behavior and attitudes

  3. Generate insights to fuel ideation, evaluate designs and guide product roadmaps

  4. Conduct research using a variety of quantitative methods

  5. Work cross-functionally with design, product management, content strategy, engineering and marketing

  6. Communicate results and illustrate suggestions to various audiences

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Degree in Public Health, Psychology, Epidemiology, or similar health-related field

  2. Experience communicating analysis and results to various audiences

  3. Experience with measurement (designing and conducting survey research), statistical analysis, managing vendors, and leading strategic initiatives

  4. Experience with R, Python, or other programming language

  5. Experience with quantitative skillset, especially experience using surveys, observational data, experimentation, and modeling to try to evaluate causal impact, particularly on population level health-related outcomes

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with Causal inference

  2. Experience in complex experimentation

  3. Biostatistics experience

  4. Experience in applied product research

  5. Experience or interest in utilizing qualitative methods as needed for mixed-methods research

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at