Research Analyst

We're looking for a full-time Research Analyst to join our National Core Indicators and National Core Indicators for Aging and Disabilities teams in our Cambridge office. If you have an affinity for data, want to contribute to bettering lives and improving services, and would like to work in a progressive, inclusive environment, take a look!

Who We Are

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is a nonprofit organization that conducts research and evaluation to improve health and human service systems. We work at the local, state, and federal level to help develop measures and data collection instruments and protocols, to conduct analysis, and to develop implementation strategies. Our goal is to help public agencies understand and demonstrate the real-world impact of the services they provide, helping them transform their policies and practice to produce meaningful outcomes.

HSRI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts is accessible by public transportation.

What We’re Looking For

We’re seeking a full-time Research Analyst to join our National Core Indicators (NCI) and National Core Indicators for Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) teams. The person in this position will assist with data manipulation and analysis, generate reports for various audiences, create documentation to support analyses, and provide general support to the NCI and NCI-AD programs.

We’re looking for an individual who enjoys working as part of a team. The ideal candidate is someone who communicates well both in person and in writing; manages work across projects with multiple timelines; has an affinity for data and data interpretation; and listens and contributes to a sharing of diverse perspectives.  Interest in the field of public health and issues of long-term services research and policy and/or survey methodology is a plus.


  • Data manipulation and cleaning and preparation of files for analysis
  • Basic data analysis
  • Generating reports and creating reporting templates
  • Managing and creating data, analysis, and other project documentation
  • Providing technical assistance and support to the users of NCI and NCI-AD data and reports

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in contextualizing information and data interpretation through literature searches and monitoring current policy and research development
  • Assisting in updating and maintaining the projects’ websites
  • Assisting in creating training materials and conducting training as needed
  • Assisting in creating and delivering presentations to clients and stakeholders
  • Occasional travel to support state-level trainings and for quality assurance oversight
  • Other miscellaneous tasks to support the work of NCI and NCI-AD project teams as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a public health, research methodology, data analysis, or a social science discipline with a minimum of 4 years' relevant experience
  • Basic to intermediate data analysis skills
  • Working familiarity with data manipulation and analysis using SPSS
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Capacity for independent problem-solving
  • Ability to succinctly convey technical issues and solutions both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work across projects with multiple timelines and clarify ambiguities as they arise
  • Attention to detail and strong commitment to high-quality work
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a public health, data analysis, epidemiology, or social science discipline with an emphasis in research and survey methodology and at least one year of relevant experience

Hours: Full Time, 5 days/40 hours.  

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a Cover Letter and Resume/CV through HSRI’s Career Center.

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Materials can also be sent to:

Attention: Human Resources
Human Services Research Institute
2336 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

No phone calls please.

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