Health Policy and Public Health Research Positions at Harvard (remote/Boston, MA)

Research Assistant II Non-Lab (Research Project Assistant)

Research Assistant II Non-Lab (Research Project and Data Assistant)

The following information is provided by Ben Jacobson, a Princeton alum who will be starting medical school in the fall:

This is a health policy and public health research position at the Harvard School of Public Health with a truly phenomenal research team. It provides the opportunity to work on diverse projects with multiple faculty members and to receive substantial mentorship. Our faculty have run workshops on paper writing, scheduled one-on-one conversations on career development, and run mock interviews to prepare for med school applications. I've had multiple opportunities to write and coauthor papers, and we also have a strong collaboration with Ashish Jha at Brown University, working on important and cutting-edge COVID research.

It was very important to the faculty members on the team that I work on projects that interested me, and throughout my two years I've been able to specialize and faculty have gone out of their way to connect me to projects that they thought would fit my specific interests. The team is looking for one person with some computational skills/background and one person with more general knowledge and experience. We typically ask for a two year commitment to ensure that there is enough time for development and mentorship while in the position (I was planning to take one glide year until agreeing to this position but I'm very glad I chose to take the extra year). The position is expected to start remotely, but will ultimately be based at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

If anybody has any questions about the position they can feel free to reach out to me at

Thanks so much!