Center For Health Information And Analysis

Senior Research Analyst

The Center for Health Information and Analysis - Boston, MA - Full Time

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes.  CHIA also acts as a principal repository for health care data collected by the state and is responsible for the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (APCD) and Acute Hospital Case Mix Database.

The Senior Research Analyst role presents a great career opportunity to join CHIA’s Strategy and Research team, a vibrant team that is dedicated to monitoring the Massachusetts health care market and supporting health policy through independent research and analysis. Reporting to the Research Manager, the Senior Research Analyst will provide analytical and programming support to survey analytics and other projects undertaken by Strategy and Research Team. The analyst will work with the Research Team members on several upcoming projects that will draw upon data from CHIA’s household and employer surveys, Case Mix and the APCD.

The Center’s staff works on a hybrid model. All staff are expected to work in the Center’s Boston office on at least two designated days per week.

The successful candidate will have training and experience in research methodology, data management and analysis using survey and/or administrative data.

Detailed Duties:

  • Work independently and/or collaborate with team members in developing analytical plans appropriate for each project as assigned
  • Implement data management tasks (e.g. merging, recoding, rearranging) to facilitate data analysis
  • Lead and carry out analyses as outlined in analytical plans
  • Participate in quality assurance (QA) processes to ensure that reported data is reliable and accurate
  • Prepare reports and presentations on the results of such analyses
  • Conduct literature search on topics of interest and summarize findings in formats appropriate for internal review and distribution
  • Provide technical support to the research team in programming and data analytics using survey data, Case Mix and/or the APCD
  • Serve as a technical reviewer of research team data products


  • Demonstrated experience in the health services research or public health working in research and analysis, reporting, and data management
  • At least 2 years of experience with data management and analysis using SAS, STATA, and/or any other major statistical packages
  • Advanced knowledge of / experience with SAS, STATA, and/or other major statistical packages or languages (e.g. SPSS Syntax, R, Python, SQL)
  • Advanced quantitative research skills, including statistics and measurements
  • Experience in survey data processing, analysis and reporting and/or case mix, claims data analysis strongly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of / experience with data visualization software preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy, public health, or quantitative field required; Advanced degree in health services research, statistics, epidemiology, survey research or related field preferred
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams
  • Understanding of the Massachusetts and federal health care environment

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in accounting, finance or business administration, the major duties of which included financial analysis of costs, expenses and revenue and/or the development, implementation and monitoring of financial payment systems.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, finance, business administration, health care finance and accounting. or similar degree may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.

II. A graduate degree with a major in accounting, finance, business administration, health care finance and accounting, or a similar degree may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 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
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Extended Illness program participation
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To apply visit:

BARGAINING UNIT: 06 NAGE, Reimbursement Systems Analyst III

 The full-time salary range for this position is $71,428.50 - $102,981.06, annually. 


At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you’re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit:

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