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Harvard University Research Assistant II Non-Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53553BRAuto req ID:53553BRJob Code:403113 Research Assistant II Non-Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II Non-LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Mar-2022Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :053Time Status:Part-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of related experience is required; a combination of education and experience may be considered

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree is strongly preferred

  • MPH or equivalent is a plus

  • Relevant experience with, or strong interest in environmental justice is preferred

  • Strong attention to detail preferred

  • Works well with others preferred

  • Strong written communication skills preferred

  • Strong time management skills & approach preferred

Additional Information:

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

  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.

  • 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 (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/orientation/harvard-chan-core-values/) .

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!Department:Environmental Health - Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organizing meetings of the Center environmental racism group

  • Performing literature reviews

  • Writing and editing content -- mainly be short write ups (1 paragraph) for the future project website that will be developed in conjunction with students, postdocs, and faculty.

  • Identifying historical photos and stories to enrich the content of the project

  • Working with the GIS Specialist & GCMC, identifies data to support the development of maps and graphics, and gives feedback

  • Performs other duties as required

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of March 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a part-time, benefits-eligible position with a 17.5 hour work week.

PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Within the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program seeks to investigate and mitigate heath risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards and provide scientific evidence for sound environmental and health policies.

The Research Assistant (RA) will serve as a liasion between the Geographic and Contextual Measures Core (GCMC) and the Community Engagement Core (CEC) of the Harvard Chan NIEHS Center. Specifically, the RA will work on a project to quantify the impacts of environmental racism in the Boston area, and will work to develop content for dissemination on this and related topics.

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