Graduate Education Research Analyst

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7076418

Posted: March 25, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Graduate Education at Harvard Medical School supports and trains students in 8 master’s programs and – in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - 14 life sciences doctoral programs. These 14 doctoral programs are collectively known as Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS). We are seeking a Graduate Education Research Analyst who will be a key contributor and collaborate with other team members, to help realize the goal of efficiently collecting data on student training and outcomes and disseminating data to students, faculty, and staff.

The Graduate Education Research Analyst is a new position that will report to the Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation, based in Graduate Education at Harvard Medical School. In this role, the Analyst will support the work of the Director in collecting and analyzing data to measure the effectiveness of student development, with a special emphasis on professional development, and reporting these results in service of life sciences graduate programs and externally funded training grants. The ideal candidate will have experience with multiple steps in the data lifecycle, including data acquisition, cleaning, and processing, data analysis, and visualization. The Analyst will collaborate in survey design, data collection, data processing (using both quantitative and qualitative approaches), the generation of reports, presentations, and online data-sharing tools.

Collect and process results of student surveys, including annual surveys of enrolled graduate students and exit surveys; generate reports disseminating the results of these surveys for faculty, staff, and students
Conduct focus groups and interviews to collect data or to refine survey instruments
Produce descriptive and inferential analyses
Develop reports in response to data needs for training grants and graduate programs, as needed, and in consultation with the Director and faculty (program directors and training grant directors)
Create online dashboards, using Tableau (or other software), to dynamically display data
Provide feedback, where appropriate, on the development of instruments, including survey questions
Maintain calendar of internal data collection efforts, including surveys, and collaborate with Director of Student Development and Training Evaluation in streamlining and standardizing data collection on student training and in automating data and business processes
Presenting to audiences including Harvard faculty, staff, and students
Work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree plus 3+ years related work experience is required
• Candidates will be asked to submit a sample of their work.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Experience in educational research and evaluation
Master's Degree Preferred

Technical Expertise:
Experience using standard data collection/survey software (e.g. Qualtrics)
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
Demonstrated proficiency in accessing, cleaning, and joining data from diverse sources (structured and unstructured formats) using Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP)
Experience utilizing data analysis software for quantitative data analysis (e.g. Python, R) and either experience using or an interest in learning software for qualitative data analysis (e.g. Dedoose)
Ability and/or interest in learning data visualization in Tableau
Ability and/or interest in learning database software (e.g. Microsoft Access)
Ability and/or interest in experience management platforms (e.g. BLUE)

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with agility in learning
Exercise the highest standards of confidentiality working with sensitive data
Self-motivated, with high standards for rigorous and detailed work
High level of independence, judgement and technical skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
Strong customer service orientation, initiative, and ability to plan for stakeholder needs
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively on a team
Strong analytical, written, and oral communication skills

Additional Information

This is a term appointment, with an end date of 6/30/2022, with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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