Research Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



1050 Massachusetts Avenue
United States




We are seeking a Research Project Manager to assist in managing a multi-project research program on the organization and performance of the medical system. The overall project is run by Professor David Cutler and Research Associate Nancy Beaulieu, both of Harvard University. The position is a full-time position with benefits, but has the flexibility to be part-time if desired by the right candidate.


Bachelor’s degree (required) or Masters (preferred).

We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated and highly organized, with a passion for learning. Our ideal candidate will be excited to take ownership of multiple projects and keep track of every step of the process. S/he will have excellent attention to detail and strong writing, editorial, communication, and interpersonal skills. S/he will be able to work independently.

Computer requirements include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Exposure to research grants, experience in a university or non-profit setting, webpage management, experience with statistical analysis programs, and some background knowledge of economics, public policy, or health policy are pluses but not required.


Duties will include planning team research meetings; tracking the progress and activities associated with different research projects; grant reporting; writing and filing human subjects reviews; coordinating and monitoring data security and human subjects confidentiality; and organizing and coordinating multiple data use agreements (DUAs). You will work with project personnel to manage the restrictions pertaining to data elements under multiple DUAs in order to coordinate merging data for analysis and creation of public use data files by project personnel.


Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. The NBER is an equal opportunity employer.

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The NBER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

The NBER will make reasonable accommodation for any disabled applicant, and will provide assistance to disabled applicants as needed during the application process.


Health, Dental, Life/Disability

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please scan the following into one pdf document and upload into the online application:

1) Cover letter describing your interests and qualifications

2) Resume