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American Institutes for Research Research Assistant- Health in Massachusetts


Join AIR as a Research Assistant with ourHealth ( team. Our Health team works collaboratively to unravel the intertwined challenges of health care quality, costs, and access. Our team of experts – nurses, physicians, psychologists, economists, sociologists, data scientists, and public health experts – advance evidence and save lives by leading rigorousresearch and evaluation; results-driven technical assistance and training; and leading-edge data science and technology tools.

Our team of experts focus on promoting evidence-based care for a range of clinical conditions; engaging patient, family, and communities to identify and address inequities and barriers to health care for groups who have been historically excluded and marginalized; improving patient safety; and establishing measures for evaluating the quality of care. We also translate research evidence to promote understanding and adoption of best practices by patients, families, caregivers, physicians, nurses, insurers, health systems leaders, and policymakers.

Use your experience, knowledge, and education to help us deliver on our mission: to contribute to a better, more equitable world.

Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of ourU.S. office locations. ( This does not include U.S. territories.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here ( .


The responsibilities for the position include:

  • Support the collection, analysis, and review of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of findings.

  • Conduct literature reviews to support projects and proposals.

  • Support technical assistant activities and management of learning networks.

  • Conduct various project management activities, which can include setting up Zoom and Teams video conference calls, coordinate across multiple calendars to arrange meetings, and manage timelines and budgets.

  • Support client relationship management, including communicating with clients, write-up client-ready meeting summaries, and making logistical arrangements.

  • Support collaboration among team members, both internal and external to organization.

  • Assist in business development activities, including coordinating activities for proposals and grants.

  • Review work products to ensure quality and consistency of content.


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health policy, public health, public policy, or other health or social science related field.

  • Experience with and/or inclination to learn qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as survey design, analysis of program administrative data, focus groups, or interviews.

  • Experience with and/or inclination to learn and use statistical software programs such as R, SAS, or Stata to analyze data.


  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing.

  • Comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to collaborate in a virtual work environment with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.

  • Effective time management skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines.

  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, email and calendar management, presentation software).

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus but not required.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

AIR’s Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated salary of $25.50/hr. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.

AIR maintains adrug-free work environment ( .

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American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at or call 202.403.5000.

Job Location US-Remote | US-DC | US-VA-Arlington | US-NC-Chapel Hill | US-IL-Chicago | US-MD-Columbia | US-MD-Rockville | US-CA-Sacramento | US-WA-Seattle | US-MA

Job ID 12972

Job Location United States

Category Research