Research Assistant III Non-Lab

Harvard University Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks ago

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of related work experience required; a combination of education and experience may be considered

PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a work sample and/or to complete an assessment.

Additional Information

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.

  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.

  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.


The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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 complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

Job Summary

The Department of Global Health and Population is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and motivated candidate to serve as the Research Project and Data Assistant for a research project titled LEAPS: A Youth-Led Early Childhood Care and Education Programme, Pakistan. This is a stepped-wedge randomized control trial implemented in four districts in Sindh, Pakistan in partnership with the National Commission for Human Development and the Aga Khan University, Pakistan. Data sets comprise variables for the household (e.g., socio-economic status), children's growth and development, academic attainment and school readiness, and youth development (e.g., autonomy, self-efficacy, mental health). The Research Project and Data Assistant will report to Dr. Aisha Yousafzai, the Principal Investigator (PI), and work in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will also work closely with the multi-disciplinary team of collaborating investigators and scientists working on LEAPS, and the Data Management Unit of the collaborating partner in Pakistan based at the Aga Khan University. The work of the successful candidate will also contribute to a dissemination strategy to support evidence based scale-up of child and youth development programming in low-resource settings.


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