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GIS Research Assistant, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Medford, MA)

The Fletcher School is in need of a GIS-proficient research assistant for remote support to a research project in Kenya. The research is an investigation of the wages of digital drivers in Nairobi, who will be recruited by hailing a digital taxi from a set of random coordinates, weighted by the concentration of drivers in different wards of Nairobi county. The research assistant will support the project by:

  1. Generating a list of random coordinates within wards in Nairobi county to facilitate sampling (August 2019) 
  2. Produce a map of the final sample distribution after the sampling period (likely October 2019)
  3. Potentially troubleshoot other GIS-issues that arise during the course of the project (through January 2019)

This role pays $15 per hour for up to 20 hours total with a guarantee of at least 10 hours of work. Interested candidates should send an introductory note to Julie Zollman detailing their availability and GIS experience.

Research Assistant, Global Access in Action (GAiA), Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Global Access in Action (GAiA) is a dynamic global health non-profit organization that focuses on improving access to lifesaving medicines in vulnerable populations through the implementation of legal, policy, and regulatory reform. We work with key domestic and international stakeholders. We seek to conduct research on the costs of trade and regulatory barriers to access to medicines in the OECD and explore incentive mechanisms that would encourage rapid availability of new medicines. The research assistant will be closely involved in the literature review, drafting and revising the white papers or articles. The RA will work with  GAiA’s Co-Directors: Professor William Fisher, Professor Mark Wu, Professor Ruth Okediji and Quentin Palfrey. Under the supervision of GAiA’s team, the RA will work to produce a paper on  the costs of trade and regulatory barriers to access to medicines in the OECD. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a recent writing sample at

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GIS Assistant, National Park Service (Anchorage, AK)

From Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Internship Program:

The Alaska National Park Service manages large protected areas, but has poor resolution topographic information that is useful for modeling environmental and geomorphic responses to potential impacts. The participant will assist with various fix-wing mounted structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry projects. This consists of collecting imagery in standard color (RGB) and near-infrared, that is used to generate detailed digital elevation models (DEM) and analyzed for landcover classifications. The participant will help process, analyze, and collect these datasets and integrate them with other datasets. We desire a candidate with remote-sensing experience, especially with imagery analysis and landcover classification; OR a background conducting SfM or analyzing LiDAR/TLS cloud points. This position is offered through the National Park Service’s Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Internship Program in partnership with Stewards Individual Placement Program (Stewards) and The Geological Society of America (GSA). Payment for this position is $525/week for one year term. 

Starts September, 2019

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Researcher, Applied Economics Clinic (Somerville, MA)

Researcher, Applied Economics Clinic (Somerville, MA)

The Applied Economics Clinic (AEC) is looking for a Researcher with: (1) strong technical and quantitative skills (2) a strong desire to learn new models and data techniques and (3) enthusiasm for working on issues related to energy, environment, equity and other consumer rights.

AEC provides technical expertise to public service organizations working on these topics. Founded in February 2017, AEC is a non-profit consulting group offering expert services from seasoned professionals, while also providing on-the-job training to the next generation of technical experts on public interest issues. AEC is housed at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Application Deadline: Rolling, by June 30th
Apply: Find information on the Applied Economics Clinic site

Research Assistant, (Boston, MA)

Spring 2017 Research Assistant at

Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, is looking for a graduate student research assistant for the spring 2017 semester to assist with a research project on wearable activity trackers (e.g., Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings), physical activity, and health outcomes. The student will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a research study, from participant recruitment and organization, data collection, analysis, final reporting, and publication.

These research endeavors are tied to, a non-profit started by Dr. Lisa Gualtieri to collect wearable activity trackers (over 900 to date with donations of new ones from vendors as well) and redistribute them to underserved populations. Dr. Gualtieri conducts her wearable research in communities that may benefit most from increased physical activity, but have limited opportunities to engage with fitness devices.

One of Dr. Gualtieri’s completed research studies:

In addition to the research component of this position, if interested, you will have the opportunity to help with the management and promotion of RecycleHealth and its efforts.

This commitment would be one semester with the possibility for extension, and require approximately 10 hours of work per week.



  • Exposure to the field of public health and digital health communication
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Working with an IRB and submitting proposals
  • Conducting research in the field
  • Writing research papers
  • Ability to represent information in a visual manner
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills



Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Gualtieri at Please include Spring 2017 Research Assistant in the subject line.



  • Interest in public health and/or digital health
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Well organized



Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine


Phone: 617-636-0438

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