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Research Analyst (HSRI)

Company : Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)
Location : Remotly

Research Analyst (remote)

Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), a mission-driven health research organization, is seeking a Research Assistant to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) team and work directly with the Systems Redesign Collective who consults with states to do research, analysis, community outreach, and provide recommendations for improvements.

Who We Are
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. We help develop measures, data collection instruments and protocols, advanced analytics, and data visualization 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 practices to improve their outcomes.

The Systems Redesign Collective of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) team at HSRI works with government agencies and other partners to identify sustainable ways to improve services and advance the quality of life for individuals with IDD and their families. Our current projects focus primarily on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs implemented by states. The methods we employ range from advanced quantitative data analysis to qualitative, and apply community-based participatory research and mixed methods approaches. We embrace and promote culturally competent, equitable, and person-centered service provision, and community integration.

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 people’s 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 We’re Looking For
We are seeking a full-time Research Analyst I who enjoys working as part of a team. The work will primarily entail simple and complex data analysis, as well as data coding, cleaning, and entry tasks. It will also involve assisting in the creation of research and analysis plans, data management and quality assurance. In addition, the work will include literature searches and assisting with end products that convey our findings—creating tables, graphs, or other data visualizations; proofreading and conducting other editorial tasks; and assisting with the preparation of presentation materials, reports, and briefs. The ideal candidate is someone who communicates well both in person and in writing; manages work across projects with multiple timelines; develops and maintains positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, and funders; and listens and contributes to a sharing of diverse perspectives.


  • Manage complex data and databases in compliance with HIPAA regulations and may develop data processing documentation, including codebooks, data dictionaries, and/or guidance documents
  • Conduct data analysis (quantitative and/or qualitative) and contribute to the interpretation of analytic findings for reports and presentations
  • Plan and develop data collection protocols and instruments, and conduct data collection activities such as site visits, interviews, and focus groups, possibly in a virtual setting
  • Contribute to the development and writing of reports, articles, conference abstracts, presentations, policy briefs, and/or other dissemination products
  • Execute project management functions of varying complexity. This may include some timeline and/or budget oversight, and/or coordination of project staff and sub-contractors.
  • Implement standard quality control procedures to ensure quality of products
  • Develop resources and training materials to assist clients, and provide technical assistance coordinating the logistics and technical aspects of trainings
  • Participate in scheduling and conducting in-depth community member interviews and focus groups.
  • Participate in team development activities and grant/proposal writing 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience in quantitative research or relevant experience within an applied social science field (e.g., public policy, social work, psychology)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with analysis software packages such as SPSS, R, SAS, SQL, Excel, Tableau, NVivo
  • Intermediate to advanced statistical and/or qualitative analysis techniques and database management
  • Advanced organizational skills and experience managing projects or parts of projects with the ability to maintain attention to detail and prioritize workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to efficiently synthesize and convey information to a variety of audiences
  • Cooperative and collaborative teamwork skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with possibly overlapping timelines         
  • Ability to work with considerable independence

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using a variety of other software applications that could include marketing software, data visualization applications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), business intelligence tools, and communication tools, and/or the ability to quickly learn new software
Full-time – 40 hours
This position allows flexibility in core hours.

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 outside the United States. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. Occasional travel (up to 5 trips per year) may be requested, but is not a requirement of this position.

Additional Information 

HSRI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:  

  • Health  
  • Dental  
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability  
  • Life Insurance 
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Education Assistance Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Remote Work Stipends (e.g., home office improvements, mobile/internet services)     
Salary Range
Pay is commensurate with skills and experience.

HSRI is committed to pay equity in providing employees with equal pay for equal work and carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including but not limited to, prior experience, education, certification(s), license(s), skills, expertise, location, internal equity, and other factors that are job-related and consistent with the organization’s needs. Depending on eligibility, your offer may include 403(b) participation, paid time off, and medical, dental, group disability, and life insurance coverage. Our offer of employment takes into consideration total compensation, including benefits.

For more information on HSRI, please visit

How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume/CV through HSRI’s Career Center.

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You can also mail materials to:
Attention: Human Resources
Human Services Research Institute
2336 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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