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Center For Health Information And Analysis Research Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes.

CHIA?s Research Unit is seeking a Manager or Associate Manager ?Manager? to help manage and coordinate the team?s growing research projects. The Manager will work closely with the research team and other colleagues at CHIA, external researchers, and stakeholders. She/he will support developing practical and optimal strategies for expanding and enhancing CHIA?s capacity in addressing ongoing and emerging health care information and data gaps, particularly in the areas such as health care coverage and affordability, behavioral health, health care utilization, health care equity and social determinants of health.

This is a full-time position, normally based in the Center?s office near Copley Square in Boston. Currently, the Center?s staff is operating remotely. The successful candidate must be prepared to work remotely upon hire and available to work in the Boston office later in 2021.

The Manager will coordinate, manage, and support project-based research activities. Duties include:

  • Conduct outreach efforts to stakeholders and researcher community to gather inputs on ongoing and new research activities.

  • Support in designing, implementing and managing selected programs of continuing studies.

  • Coordinate and manage procurement and contract activities for the team, which include developing specs and goals for procurements, working with Legal and Finance teams to fulfill procurement and contract requirements, and assisting in managing performances of contracts/vendors.

  • Act as liaison between Research team and other CHIA teams. Coordinate project timelines and needed follow-up actions and assure clear communication streams.

  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and/or workgroups as assigned and produce high level summaries and/or presentations to relevant business units and senior managers at CHIA.

  • Perform other duties such as, but not limited to, research and analytic tasks as assigned.


  • Master?s degree in social sciences, public policy, public health, or quantitative field required; advanced degree and experience in health services research, epidemiology, program evaluation or related field strongly preferred

  • At least one to two years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional administrative or managerial experience the major duties of which involved project coordination, administration and management

  • Working knowledge of health care data and research processes

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish rapport with others

  • Ability to work independently and in teams to bring projects to closure

  • Detail-oriented and conscientious

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project

  • Experience with Statistical programs such as SAS, Stata, R, and visualization programs such as Tableau a plus.

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts Health Care System a plus

    Total Compensation:

    As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable dental and vision plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement savings: state employees' pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive sick, vacation and personal time

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Extended illness program participation

  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities

  • Qualified employer for public service student loan forgiveness program

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    The Salary range for this position is $85,000 - $95,000, compensation and title (Associate Manager or Manager) will be determined based on relevant experience.


    At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you?re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit:

    CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.

    Information submitted by applicants is collected through the JazzHR Platform, your submission of application materials constitutes your express consent for this information to be provided to JazzHR for processing. Please do not include any personally identifiable information with your application materials other than that specifically requested by CHIA. CHIA requests basic information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also self identify race/ethnicity, gender, disability and/or veteran status if you so choose. However, you should not provide more detailed personal information such as your date of birth or Social Security Number with your application materials.

    In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.