Research Assistant

at Tufts Medical Center (view profile)
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted May 27, 2021
Category Academia
Job Type Full-time
Job Level Researcher or Senior Researcher
Sponsorship available? No


General Summary

The Research Assistant (RA) will be a member of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR), which is part of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

The RA position supports research activities involving health economics and cost-effectiveness analyses. Activities include but are not limited to review and summary of literature, data preparation and analysis, and assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and presentations. The position requires strong writing and organizational skills. The RA must be able to work independently and handle competing demands in order to meet project deadlines. The RA will be supervised by CEVR faculty and senior research staff

Principal Duties & Essential Functions

  • Conducting literature searches and developing written literature summaries.
  • Assisting with manuscript and grant application preparation, including the drafting of text, preparation of tables and figures, and preparation of bibliographies.
  • Assisting with the drafting of presentations, including the creation of graphs and figures.
  • Assisting with other research activities (e.g., development of questionnaires and data collection forms).

Job Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and familiarity with databases (e.g., experience using MS Access). Computer programming skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently with limited supervision as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities appropriately.
  • Strong organizational skills and attentive to details.


  • Bachelors degree in a quantitative or scientific field with an interest in health policy preferred. Economics degree a plus.


  • 2-5 years experience in research related field.
  • Research experience, preferably in an academic, research or medical setting is a plus.
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