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Research Data Analyst

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 7/9/2020
The Research Data Analyst will help design, build, test and run mathematical models for the evaluation of infectious disease public policy. Responsibilities span the entirety of the research process and include literature review, model development, parameter estimation, data manipulation, analysis and interpretation of results, manuscript preparation and presentation and dissemination of results. Work is centered on using microsimulation and cost-effectiveness methods to perform economic evaluation of public health guidelines and policies. This person will work with a diverse team that comprises physicians, statisticians, engineers, epidemiologists and public health officials. There is ample opportunity for leadership and development within this role, which is well-supported by senior research faculty. This position is ideal for a young investigator with interest and experience in public health, especially epidemiology, looking to make a substantial contribution to a well-established research team.


  • Develop and apply new techniques for individual-level simulation modeling
  • Conduct deep and thorough review of subject literature
  • Design model structure through flow charts and analysis plans
  • Synthesize multiple forms of evidence to estimate parameters
  • Transform raw output into digestible format
  • Interpret model results to draw conclusions about public policy
  • Write and edit manuscripts at various stages of development
  • Attend and present at conferences and meetings
  • Maintain project records and manage timelines
  • Balance multiple competing projects at the same time
  • Administrative tasks


Tasks related to routine administration of research projects including minutes and notes, scheduling, and logistics of travel.

Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.


Requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in mathematics, statistics, engineering, public health/epidemiology or another quantitative field, although outstanding applicants from other fields may be considered. Some demonstrated interest in healthcare or public health background should be apparent from educational record. Master's degree preferred but not required.


1 -2 years of experience in a research role preferred.


  • Excellent communication skills, including comfort with public speaking and formal writing
  • Mastery of computational methods
  • Understanding of infectious disease dynamics
  • Previous experience with microsimulation desired- classroom experience acceptable
  • Familiarity with R, SAS or other statistical programming language
  • Data visualization and graphical communication useful
  • A proven ability to learn and apply new technical skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work well with individuals from diverse social, racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
  • Organizational ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and to prioritize duties
  • Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information

Req ID: 15738