Research Manager

· Cambridge, Massachusetts
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $67,000 (Cambridge)/$70,000 (Oakland)

Location: Cambridge, MA or Oakland, CA office

We are looking for a Research Manager to join our team!

Ibis Reproductive Health is a global nonprofit driving change through bold, rigorous research, and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. We believe that research can catalyze change when the entire research process is viewed as an opportunity to shift power, is undertaken in partnership with the communities most affected, and includes a focus on how data can be most effectively used to make change. We focus on increasing access to quality abortion care, transforming access to abortion and contraception through technology and service innovations, and expanding comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and services. Ibis works with partners in more than 30 countries on six continents through our offices located in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Cambridge and Oakland, United States. For more information, visit:


We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice, with a strong quantitative research background and exposure to qualitative research methods and analyses. The Research Manager will primarily work with the Telehealth study team on quantitative projects related to telehealth access to abortion care in the United States and globally and the Medication Abortion Self-Use in India project team on both the quantitative and qualitative components of the project, among other projects. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: management and oversight of ongoing research projects; quantitative and qualitative data collection, descriptive and multivariable quantitative data analysis, qualitative analysis; coordination of external partnerships; clear communication of research results in multiple formats to a variety of audiences; and supporting development of grant proposals.


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related discipline, or four years of equivalent experience.
  • Excellent quantitative research skills, including training or experience in quantitative research methods, analysis of quantitative cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets, and experience with software packages, such as STATA, SAS, or R.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to make and carry out decisions independently and a dedication to team building and collaboration.
  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills, including being a self-starter, a problem-solver, detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel post-pandemic up to 20% of time.


We recognize that strong candidates may not have every qualification listed here, and encourage applications from individuals who bring passion, skills and experience in one or more of these areas.

  • Excellent qualitative research skills, including training or experience in conducting and analyzing qualitative data and familiarity with qualitative data analysis software packages such as MAXQDA, Dedoose, or NVivo.
  • Research and/or project management experience in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and/or justice.
  • Experience managing partnerships or working with partners across different contexts.


Salary: $67,000 (Cambridge)/$70,000 (Oakland)


Start date and location: Position starts as soon as it is filled. This position can be based in our Cambridge or Oakland offices. Due to COVID-19, all staff have the option to work remotely or in offices until January 2022. Ibis is in the process of developing a policy for return to in-office work.


Benefits: Medical insurance, with most of the premium paid by Ibis; dental, disability, and life insurances; paid sick leave; a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer contributions after the first year; paid holidays; four weeks of vacation per year; transit benefits; and professional development opportunities.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply here by August 25, 2021. No phone calls, please.


Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, women, people who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender expansive, young people, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, first-generation college graduates, those from communities with the most to gain from expanded access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, and people from other underrepresented communities.

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $67,000 (Cambridge)/$70,000 (Oakland)