Research Analyst

United States Boston, Massachusetts





Position Title: Research Analyst

Reports to: Deputy Chief Medical Officer (liaising closely with Director of Impact and Planning)

Location: Boston (15 to 25% travel: once safe travels resume)

Employment Type: Full Time, 1 year with possible renewal


Position Overview:

The Research Analyst will be a key position at Partners In Health (PIH), to support research and evaluation across multiple care delivery sites and play a core role in data management and analysis for research initiatives. Leveraging their expertise in statistics and/or data science, the role will ensure effective coordination on impactful research and evaluation studies and projects with stakeholders involved in clinical data and research across PIH care delivery sites, including PIH coordination site and care delivery site teams, care delivery site Ministries of Health and governments, and Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core (HMS-GHRC), As part of an ongoing research collaboration, the analyst will specifically support data processing and analysis for retrospective cohort of chronic care patients in five countries. The role will also collaborate across teams to ensure the best use of findings for program development and implementation, quality improvement, advocacy accountability and fundraising.


Specific Responsibilities:

Data management, analysis and dissemination support (60%)

  • Coordinate with representatives from participating care delivery sites to facilitate data sharing.
  • Oversee the development of a multi-country database constructed using electronic medical records. This includes supervising others who will support cleaning electronic medical record data.
  • Conduct analyses and prepare results for learning, sharing and dissemination.
  • Support data processing and analysis for priority research and evaluation projects, with specific support to the PIH Cross-Site COVID Cohort Research Network.
  • Disseminate results with colleagues in participating care delivery sites and support broader dissemination activities.
  • Support paper writing for research papers arising from this work.
  • Engage in training (one-on-one and through teaching and mentorship) with colleagues on statistical methods, data analysis and use.


Organizational research and evidence strategy support (40%)

  • Ensure adequate tracking of ongoing research and evaluation projects across OnePIH, in collaboration with the Impact and Planning team.
  • Participate in the coordination of monthly organizational “research cluster” meetings, cultivating agendas to disseminate information and share learnings across teams.
  • Contribute to the analysis plans and research methods for funding proposals that include research and evaluation components.
  • Support routine updates to publication database and support central knowledge management for completed projects, in collaboration with the Impact and Planning and Strategic Information and Systems teams.
  • Support care delivery sites on fulfilling ethical, legal, compliance and administrative requirements for priority research projects in coordination with legal and compliance teams, as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively to share research results and lessons learned across OnePIH and the global health community through reports, presentations, peer-reviewed manuscripts, briefs, and other deliverables.


Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Public Health or a related field.
  • At least 1-3 years of hands-on experience conducting analysis in standard statistical software (R, Stata, SPSS, SAS). The ideal candidate will be proficient in Stata.
  • Training in epidemiological and biostatistical methods. The ideal candidate will have experience with retrospective cohorts.
  • Knowledge of and experience with human subjects research requirements and IRB approvals.
  • Experience cleaning large datasets.
  • Experience with literature searches and ability to interpret a wide range of published literature.
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
  • Interest in social justice and commitment to global health and/or health equity research.


Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.  


PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.