The RA will need to function well in both independent and team settings. S/he will be expected to ensure that no tasks fall through the cracks, anticipate issues to the best of his/her ability, and be extremely organized. The Principal Investigators will depend heavily on the RA to ensure that no projects are held up for reasons within our control. S/he must be able to juggle many tasks at once, be able to see tasks to completion, and overcome any administrative delays or barriers. S/he is expected to be a proactive member of the entire Division of Women’s Health team and a key problem-solver.

This position is based in Boston, does not include international travel and is for 40 hours per week.

Example projects include:

  • Uptake of antiretroviral treatment in South Africa
  • Implementation of breast cancer screening in Rwanda
  • Rates of HPV vaccine uptake in Massachusetts
  • Impact of policy changes on contraception use in the United States
  1. Coordinate aspects of data collection and management
  2. Assist with project-related administrative tasks 
  3. Conduct literature reviews and assist in the preparation of presentations and publications
  4. Aid in the preparation of documents for IRB submissions
  5. Assist in analyses of qualitative data (coding and analysis)
  6. Help prepare grant applications
  7. Organize group meetings, including setting up conference calls and taking minutes
  8. Assist in quantitative data entry, analysis, and presentation in abstracts, posters and manuscripts 
  • Bachelor’s degree is a must. This is a perfect job for a person considering a career in the health professions.
  • Previous research experience, ideally in the health care field.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Ability to work well with collaborators across a range of roles, countries and cultures
  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills 
  • Must have experience with literature reviews
  • Capacity to organize and manipulate large amounts of data
  • Interest in research, public health, global health, health policy, economics, and/or medicine
  • Excellent English language (spoken and written) skills
  • Familiarity with statistical programming software is a plus
  • Prior experience with IRB submissions or grant writing is desirable
 EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Primary Location

 MA-Boston-BWH Boston Main Campus

Work Locations

BWH Boston Main Campus 
75 Francis St 
 Boston 02115


 Research - Other


 Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)


Standard Hours 40


 Day Job

Employee Status

Recruiting Department BWH Women's Health
Brigham and Women's Hospital: Women's Health
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