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Harvard University Grad Ed Research Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53426BRAuto req ID:53426BRJob Code:RS0356 Statistician I Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Graduate Education Research AnalystSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Jun-2022Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:• Bachelor's Degree plus 3+ years related work experience is required

• Candidates will be asked to submit a sample of their work.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:Experience in educational research and evaluation

Master's Degree Preferred

Technical Expertise:

  • Experience using standard data collection/survey software (e.g. Qualtrics)

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required

  • Demonstrated proficiency in accessing, cleaning, and joining data from diverse sources (structured and unstructured formats) using Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP)

  • Experience utilizing data analysis software for quantitative data analysis (e.g. Python, R) and either experience using or an interest in learning software for qualitative data analysis (e.g. Dedoose)

  • Ability and/or interest in learning data visualization in Tableau

  • Ability and/or interest in learning database software (e.g. Microsoft Access)

  • Ability and/or interest in experience management platforms (e.g. BLUE)


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with agility in learning

  • Exercise the highest standards of confidentiality working with sensitive data

  • Self-motivated, with high standards for rigorous and detailed work

  • High level of independence, judgement and technical skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

  • Strong customer service orientation, initiative, and ability to plan for stakeholder needs

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively on a team

  • Strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills

Additional Information:This is a term appointment, with an end date of 6/30/2022, with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:Division of Medical SciencesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Faculty & Student Services, ResearchJob-Specific Responsibilities:

Graduate Education at Harvard Medical School supports and trains students in 8 master’s programs and – in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - 14 life sciences doctoral programs. These 14 doctoral programs are collectively known as Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS). We are seeking a Graduate Education Research Analyst who will be a key contributor and collaborate with other team members, to help realize the goal of efficiently collecting data on student training and outcomes and disseminating data to students, faculty, and staff.

The Graduate Education Research Analyst is a new position that will report to the Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation, based in Graduate Education at Harvard Medical School. In this role, the Analyst will support the work of the Director in collecting and analyzing data to measure the effectiveness of student development, with a special emphasis on professional development, and reporting these results in service of life sciences graduate programs and externally funded training grants. The ideal candidate will have experience with multiple steps in the data lifecycle, including data acquisition, cleaning, and processing, data analysis, and visualization. The Analyst will collaborate in survey design, data collection, data processing (using both quantitative and qualitative approaches), the generation of reports, presentations, and online data-sharing tools.


  • Collect and process results of student surveys, including annual surveys of enrolled graduate students and exit surveys; generate reports disseminating the results of these surveys for faculty, staff, and students

  • Conduct focus groups and interviews to collect data or to refine survey instruments

  • Produce descriptive and inferential analyses

  • Develop reports in response to data needs for training grants and graduate programs, as needed, and in consultation with the Director and faculty (program directors and training grant directors)

  • Create online dashboards, using Tableau (or other software), to dynamically display data

  • Provide feedback, where appropriate, on the development of instruments, including survey questions

  • Maintain calendar of internal data collection efforts, including surveys, and collaborate with Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation in streamlining and standardizing data collection on student training and in automating data and business processes

  • Presenting to audiences including Harvard faculty, staff, and students

  • Work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.