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Abt Associates Health Research Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Organization Overview

This is an incredibly exciting time to be a part of the Abt team! The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supporting multiple research studies, evaluations and program/quality improvement initiatives

  • Collecting qualitative data, through interviews, site visit or focus groups

  • Coding and analyzing primary/qualitative data

  • Conducting quantitative data analysis, including data quality checks, and developing analytic code for statistical analyses

  • Summarizing findings in text, tables, figures and maps and communicating information

  • Conducting systematic reviews of literature

  • Contributing to manuscripts and presentations for internal and external audiences

  • Administrative project management, including scheduling meetings and coordinating meeting logistics

  • Summarizing meeting discussions

  • Developing training materials

  • Supporting business development, including managing or writing on research proposals

  • Performing other duties as assigned

  • Occasional domestic travel

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS (3 - 5) OR MA/MBA (Entry Level) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) OR a Masters of Science (MS) AND at least 2 years of experience in public health field

  • Strong academic record required

  • Excellent writing and quantitative skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Ability to present oneself in a professional manner to and on behalf of clients

  • Understanding of federal government policies and programs

  • Proficiency with analytic tools and software (e.g., SAS, SPAA, Python, R)

  • Knowledge of publicly-funded healthcare and other benefit programs

  • Conducts research with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated capabilities in managing project tasks and budgets

  • Works effectively on teams

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.