The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) within the Mongan Institute for Health Policy of the Massachusetts General Hospital, is seeking a full time research assistant to assist with the day-to-day duties of a variety of projects. The DSC is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Responsibilities include a variety of program and meeting support activities. These can include the following:
- Administrative Support: Handles telephone communication, including setting up conference calls and responding professionally to inquiries and requests. Arranges travel including air, ground and hotel and prepares expense reports to reimburse travel expenditures. Maintains and handles confidential information. Schedules meetings/functions/appointments, including meetings with multiple individuals who have complicated calendars and limited availability. Assists with preparation of PowerPoint presentations and WORD manuscripts and presentation materials.
- Public Relations: Provides assistance with dissemination and PR of DSC events including a leadership training program, film series, and seminars. Tasks include creating social media, website design, preparing the DSC annual report and brochures, maintaining distribution lists, and preparing and distributing the DSC monthly e-newsletter.
- Conference/Meeting Planning: Provides assistance with coordination of conferences and meetings for health care leaders and executives, including meeting preparations, communication with participants, developing and analyzing evaluations, preparing participant meeting materials and staffing events.
- Publications: Conducting relevant literature searches and reviews and assisting with manuscript preparation for projects relating to disparities in health care.
- Provide assistance with quantitative and qualitative data analysis and evaluation.
- Oversee extensive literature library, including conducting regular literature reviews and inputting and maintaining up to date sources.
- Other Projects: Performs other project-related duties as needed, including maintaining required project documentation and assisting with preparing grant progress reports. Prioritizes tasks and communicates progress, problems and needs for additional support to the Operations Manager.
The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational, administrative, and oral and written communication skills, with a strong interest and background in public health and/or disparities. A successful candidate will possess both strong program support and analytical skills.
- Prior research experience and/or interest (particularly in public health and/or disparities) preferred.
- The ideal candidate for this position is someone with a high degree of professionalism, who is highly organized, detail oriented and creative, and who has the ability to complete tasks on-time.
- Must be able to multitask, pro-actively take initiative and be a team player, as well as work independently under the supervision of the manager. The candidate must also demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and written.
- Must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Disparities Solutions Center.
- Should be well versed in working with Microsoft office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
- Experience with Dream weaver, SPSS, and Endnote a plus.
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