Boston University Medical Center

Research Assistant/Associate
Health Sciences/Health Services Research/Health Policy
 

Description:
The Health Care Research Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine at
Boston University Medical Center is an academic interdisciplinary team that
studies the factors that affect who gets what kinds of health care services
and to what effect.  Research assistant/associate responsibilities include
data management, data cleaning and construction of analytic files from large
databases.  (With supervision) conduct and interpret statistical analyses,
and summarize results in text, graphs and tables; assist in planning,
conducting & analyzing surveys and designing experiments; conduct literature
searches and internet surveillance for funding opportunities.
Responsibilities also include assisting in preparation of manuscripts and
presentation materials for meetings, as well as guiding physician Research
Fellows with research projects.

Essential requirements:
Master's degree in a relevant discipline.  A logical
and inquiring mind and "team member" mentality. Also needed: strong
conceptual and analytical skills; programming ability in SAS (or similar)
statistical software; ability to set priorities while managing several
projects simultaneously; good written and oral communication skills.  Highly
desirable: At least one year of experience with health care data/health
policy issues.  Experience with UNIX systems a plus.

Applicants should send a resumé addressed to:

Prof. Arlene Ash, Ph.D.
Health Care Research Unit
Boston University Medical Center
720 Harrison Ave, Suite 1108
Boston, MA  02118
or
e-mail: jeanne.speckman@bmc.org

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.