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Point32Health Research Assistant (TIDE) in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are

Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better personalized health care experience to everyone in our communities. At Point32Health, we are building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.

We enjoy the important work we do every day in service to our members, partners, colleagues and communities.

Job Summary

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group within HPHCI and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine (DPM) (www.populationmedicine.org) as a Research Assistant. TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi-institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies.

The Research Assistant will perform administrative and other activities to facilitate various comparative effectiveness studies, patient-centered outcomes research studies, and public health surveillance projects. The Research Assistant will primarily support the Sentinel Program (https://www.sentinelinitiative.org/), a nationally transformative initiative sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products.

Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing

  • Support research studies by performing day-to-day administrative tasks; assist with proposal preparation, grant submissions, data collection and management, and creation and maintenance of project databases (Access, Excel, or similar software).

  • Support meeting preparation; set up teleconferences and webinars, send invitations, track responses, solicit and distribute agenda items, create slide decks, provide technical support, prepare meeting minutes, and follow up on action items.

  • Assist with timeline coordination and deliverable preparation, including protocols, research plans, and final reports.

  • Work on special projects, as needed.

  • May coordinate outreach to targeted community for specific research.

  • May administer questionnaires through personal interviews and record data and follow up as appropriate if additional documentation or clarification is needed.

  • May process incoming mail and maintain files.

  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications – what you need to perform the job


  • High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree highly preferred.

EXPERIENCE (minimum years required) :

  • 1 year with related experience in a health care, research, or academic environment preferred.


  • Capable of completing very detail-oriented tasks

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel required.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others, prioritize work, operate under tight deadlines, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to operate independently and with good judgment.

  • Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative

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Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity

​Point32Health is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and health equity part of everything we do—from product design to the workforce driving that innovation. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity team's strategy is deeply connected to our core values and will evolve as the changing nature of work shifts. Programming, events, and an inclusion infrastructure play a role in how we spread cultural awareness, train people leaders on engaging with their teams and provide parameters on how to recruit and retain talented and dynamic talent. We welcome all applicants and qualified individuals, who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

At Point32Health, we strive to be a different kind of nonprofit health and well-being company, with a broad range of health plans, and innovative tools that make navigating health and well-being easier, guiding our members at every step of their health care journey to better health outcomes. We are committed to providing high-quality and affordable health care, improving the health and wellness of our members, and creating healthier communities across the country. The Point32Health name is inspired by the 32 points on a compass. It speaks to the critical role we play in guiding and empowering the people we serve to achieve healthier lives. Our employees are hard-working, innovative, and collaborative. They look for opportunities to grow and make a difference, and they help make us strive to be one of the Top Places to work in New England.