Research Assistant- Health

  • Full-Time Job
  • Remote

Website American Institutes for Research

Join AIR as a Research Assistant with our Health 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 rigorous research 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.

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.

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