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Research Analyst I (remote)

Human Services Research Institute
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Were seeking a full-time research analyst. This position involves working on a team that focuses on issues that affect people with disabilities and impact communities around the nation.

Who We Are

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 levels. 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 practices to improve their outcomes.

Our teams have an unwavering commitment to envisioning equitable policies and solutions that create a stronger society for us all. HSRI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse team, bringing as many possible perspectives as possible to bear on services that can profoundly affect peoples health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health. We are committed to building an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can come to do their best work.

What Were Looking For

Were seeking a full-time research analyst to contribute to multiple research projects. The work will primarily entail data management, preparation, and analysis, including data coding, cleaning, quality assurance, and entry tasks. It will also involve dataset restructuring, analyses (both quantitative and qualitative), and quality assurance. In addition, the work may also involve literature searches and assisting with end products that convey our findingscreating tables, graphs, or other data visualizations; proofreading and conducting other editorial tasks; and assisting with the preparation of presentation materials, reports, and briefs. Were looking for someone who communicates well and who works well both independently and as part of a team.

The demands of this job change rapidly; we need someone who can move from one project and type of work to another. This means that in any given day, you may work on a research report for one project, data cleaning for another, and final data visualizations for another.


  • Data manipulation and cleaning and preparation of files for analysis
  • Writing syntax/code for ongoing manipulations to large datasets
  • Data analysis basic and complex with supervision/assistance
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports, briefs, and presentations
  • Managing and creating data, analysis, and other project documentation
  • Conducting quality assurance on data set preparation, analysis, and presentation of findings
  • Assisting with data collection activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required with 4 years minimum experience in social science or related field
  • Experience with data management and statistical software (R and/or SPSS syntax preferred)
  • Good communication, organizational, and writing skills
  • Experience conducting literature searches and reviews
  • Experience with productivity software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of data analysis and research methods
  • Experience creating data visualizations
  • Ability to learn additional software and applications such as those used for web conferencing and online meetings, and for managing and storing project schedules, information, and materials
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Perform additional duties, as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Education and/or experience commensurate with a masters degree in a social science


Full-time, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week


This is a remote position with an option to work from our Cambridge, MA office, which is accessible by public transportation. HSRI does not permit remote work arrangements based in California, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other international countries. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

Additional Information

We are open to filling this position with a paid internship/fellowship for a graduate student if terms are discussed and agreed upon.


HSRI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:



Short- and Long-Term Disability

Life Insurance

403(b) Retirement Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts

Education Assistance Program

Salary Range

$49,400 $79,000

Pay is commensurate with skills and experience.

For more information on HSRI, please visit www.hsri.org.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume/CV through HSRIs Career Center.

You can also copy/paste the URL into your browser: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=hsri&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Materials can also be mailed to:

Attention: Human Resources

Human Services Research Institute

2336 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02140

No phone calls or email inquiries, please.


Posted: 2022-11-16 Expires: 2022-12-18

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