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Research Assistant I Non-Lab

Posted: December 4, 2023 Expired: February 22, 2024
Bachelor Degree 3 Year

Job Summary

The Elani Lab is seeking an organized and energetic RA to assist with our health services research projects examining the impact of health policies on disparities in oral health. The RA will be primarily responsible for data collection, and organization and reporting of data.

Position Description

1. Following established protocols and project requirements, collects and organizes project data by phone and various online methods.

2. Responsible for data validation, maintenance, and the implementation of study protocols.

3. Reports experiment results to team members using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms.

4. Makes periodic reports and quality checks of project status to supervisor or other research team personnel.

5. Performs clerical duties incidental to research tasks.

6. May perform related project maintenance such as maintaining and managing project files and details.

7. Manage logistical aspects of the project; compliance with budgetary and reporting requirements; compliance with IRB.

8. Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree.

2. year of experience preferred, but not required.

3. Experience with Microsoft programs including Word & Excel.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience working with study participants and data collection is preferred.

2. Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to work independently.

Working Conditions

1. Work is performed in an office setting
2. Fully in-person (Hybrid option may be available)
3. PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of one year with the possibility of extension.
4. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

Additional Information

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We are dedicated to being a community within which self-respect and mutual respect are understood and practiced, HSDM believes that compassion, fairness, and trust are fundamental values that enable our individual and collective well-being. We recognize the diversity of individuals within the community to be an essential ingredient to an inspiring, vigorous, and exciting culture. And we recognize that ethics and integrity provide the framework for all of our efforts. HSDM Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Compensation Range (hourly rate): Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity. Generally new hires can expect compensation between the minimum and midpoint of the range. For grades 047-056, the ranges reflect a 35-hour workweek.
Grade 52
Minimum $27.55
Midpoint $35.11
Maximum $42.67

Please Note: Harvard School of Dental Medicine is not able to provide visa sponsorship or work authorization for this opportunity.

Work Format Details

This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks forsupport staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function


Department Office Location

USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

403109 Research Assistant I Non-Lab

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)



Salary Grade



Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology


55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status


Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity


Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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.

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