Statistician II

Harvard University
Full Time
Boston, MA
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Job Summary

The Office of Global and Community Health (OGCH) and the HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine (Initiative) seeks a research associate to join our research team and provide quantitative and analytical support. Our faculty and student led research is focused on building the evidence base to promote the essentialism of oral health and to promote systems changes that enhance equitable health outcomes through integration of dental care with medical and social care. We promote public health dentistry, raise awareness, and alleviate disease burden through rigorous research and education programs.

Position Description

The Initiative is seeking a statistician to work on a variety of research projects and tasks. We use methods from the fields of computer science, epidemiology, and statistics to evaluate public health programs, build more robust payment systems, and target interventions to improve health outcomes. In this role, the individual will be responsible for conducting comparative effectiveness analysis of benefit plans, managing and analyzing large electronic health record and claims datasets, and running simulation models of innovative payment systems and policy interventions, fostering collaboration with the Harvard Data Science Initiative and other Harvard research teams. Understanding of and experience with machine learning principles preferred. The candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of clinical and public health professionals contributing to the design of studies, performing statistical analysis, interpreting data, and preparing oral and written scientific reports. The selected candidate will be expected to provide scientific expertise and engage directly in research and methods development with faculty, program directors, and postdoctoral fellows to collaborate in solving important scientific problems related to the school’s mission.

This position has a term appointment of one year from the date of hire with the possibility for extension.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree in statistics or other related fields. Experience with large-scale data analysis with R or Python as well as experience with SQL and Linux preferred.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Working Conditions

The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA and in order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, or MD. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine will support flexible work schedules subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Additional Information

This position has a term appointment of one year from the date of hire with the possibility for extension.

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Diversity Statement: The Harvard School of Dental Medicine values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, is strongly committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.

  • The Harvard School of Dental Medicine reserves the right to add or change duties as dictated by business needs.
  • For HDC positions: This role will be based at either the HDC Longwood or Cambridge location but may require or be schedule at either location as business needs dictate.
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine is not able to provide visa sponsorship or work authorization for this opportunity.

Job Function



USA - MA - Boston

Job Code

RS0357 Statistician II




Office of Global and Community Health

Time Status


Salary Grade



00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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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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