Job Posting for MA Department of Public Health: Research Analyst I

Title: Research Analyst I

Organization: MA Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

This position assists epidemiologists in conducting surveillance related to infectious diseases. Specifically, the incumbent triages and verifies the accuracy of data received by the Office of Integrated Surveillance and Informatics Services within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS). The Bureau is seeking qualified candidates interested in public health and infectious disease response. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage laboratory and case report data triage and entry into surveillance and case management system, MAVEN, according to established protocols.
  • Work with epidemiologists to improve data quality, timeliness and completeness; support epidemiologists to ensure program operations are successful.
  • Provide data quality assurance check functions; follow up with epidemiologists, laboratories and other reporting sources on any discrepancies relating to information.
  • Compile data from source documents and convert to acceptable format via data entry, optical scanner and data software programs.
  • Assist in the tabulation of data for surveillance related projects.
  • Pilot test new protocols and systems and provide feedback to surveillance epidemiologists.
  • Train others in protocols and procedures.
  • Ensure that confidentiality procedures are adhered to and followed appropriately.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Candidates must maintain sensitivity to handling confidential health information and attention to detail.
  • Applicants must have (A) at least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, administrative, professional or technical experience in work involving research, data analysis, compliance, records management or program administration, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
  • Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.



  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.


  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To Apply:

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