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Point32Health Research Scientist I (TIDE) in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are

Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better personalized health care experience to everyone in our communities. At Point32Health, we are building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.

We enjoy the important work we do every day in service to our members, partners, colleagues and communities. To learn more about who we are at Point32Health, click here ( .

Job Summary

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Division of Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) within Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine ( as an Epidemiologist/Research Scientist I. TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi-institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies. The Epidemiologist plays a crucial role in supporting key initiatives and projects in TIDE’s portfolio.

Working under the general direction of principal investigators (PIs), the Epidemiologist is responsible for participating in and leading TIDE studies using health data such as administrative claims data and electronic health records. The Epidemiologist will support the Sentinel System (, a program sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for monitoring the safety of FDA-regulated medical products. The Epidemiologist may also lead or participate in projects with academic or industry collaborators, including studies focused on vaccines.

Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing

  • Lead or participate in design and execution of studies of medical product safety, effectiveness, and surveillance, working closely with internal and external PIs and co-investigators.

  • Lead or participate in all aspects of epidemiological studies, including the development of protocols, surveillance plans, and analysis plans primarily using electronic health data. Write interim and final reports, including peer-reviewed publications and conference abstracts.

  • Lead or participate in development of new methods for extracting, coding, and analyzing data for multi-site studies.

  • Work, on a day-to-day basis, with the project leads, other investigators, programmers and/or analysts to implement protocols or surveillance plans of retrospective and prospective surveillance studies. Coordinate and/or lead meetings of project teams including external collaborators. Train internal and external colleagues on data, methods, and studies.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications – what you need to perform the job


  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree in pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or health services research.


  • Three to five years of experience is preferred in health care research, industry, consulting, government, or academic environment.


  • Prior experience with advanced pharmacoepidemiologic methods, such as propensity score-based approaches, is desired.

  • Prior experience with large electronic healthcare databases (administrative claims data in particular) and multi-site studies is strongly preferred.

  • Also required: excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently; knowledge of study design, research methodology and statistical analysis; strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.


  • Must be able to work under normal office conditions and work from home as required.

  • Work may require simultaneous use of a telephone/headset and PC/keyboard and sitting for extended durations.

  • May be required to work additional hours beyond standard work schedule.

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Salary Range


Compensation & Total Rewards Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position represents a broad range of salaries for this role and similar roles across the organization. The actual salary for this position will be determined by several factors, including the scope and complexity of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials, and experience of the candidate; equity with internal colleagues; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive total rewards program, colleagues are also eligible for variable pay. Eligibility for any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits remains in the Company's sole discretion and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Point32Health offers their Colleagues a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package which currently includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Retirement plans

  • Paid time off

  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options

  • Tuition program

  • Well-being benefits

  • Full suite of benefits to support career development, individual & family health, and financial health

For more details on our total rewards programs, visit

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity

​Point32Health is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and health equity part of everything we do—from product design to the workforce driving that innovation. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) and Health Equity team's strategy is deeply connected to our core values and will evolve as the changing nature of work shifts. Programming, events, and an inclusion infrastructure play a role in how we spread cultural awareness, train people leaders on engaging with their teams and provide parameters on how to recruit and retain talented and dynamic talent. We welcome all applicants and qualified individuals, who will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

At Point32Health, we strive to be a different kind of nonprofit health and well-being company, with a broad range of health plans, and innovative tools that make navigating health and well-being easier, guiding our members at every step of their health care journey to better health outcomes. We are committed to providing high-quality and affordable health care, improving the health and wellness of our members, and creating healthier communities across the country. The Point32Health name is inspired by the 32 points on a compass. It speaks to the critical role we play in guiding and empowering the people we serve to achieve healthier lives. Our employees are hard-working, innovative, and collaborative. They look for opportunities to grow and make a difference, and they help make us strive to be one of the Top Places to work in New England.