Job Opportunities

Please see below for open positions at the Mongan Institute and our centers/programs. Please check our website periodically for job opportunities in the future. To apply, visit the MGH Careers website at https://www.massgeneral.org/careers and search the job number listed. 

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain job postings may have been closed in the interim. Please visit the MGH Careers website above to find all available positions at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

 

Data Manager/Analyst - 3135110

The Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full-time Data Manager/Analyst to support the research activities under Dr. Stephen Bartels. The Data Manager/Analyst will work with a team of investigators on externally funded research studies that focus that range from observational large data set analyses to longitudinal intervention and implementation research studies.  The Mongan Institute at MGH is a community of leading scientists and programs in population and health care delivery science dedicated to transforming health care and achieving health equity locally, nationally, and globally (see https://www.monganinstitute.org/).

Reporting to Dr. Bartels and working under the supervision of faculty biostatisticians, the Data Manager/Analyst will play a key role in data management and in conducting data analyses. The Data Manager/Analyst will work collaboratively with a dynamic team of investigators, including faculty biostatisticians, health services researchers, clinicians, and biostatisticians. The Data Manager/Analyst will be responsible for data management; analyzing data; conducting valid statistical tests and statistical models; and assisting with data visualization and communicating findings in presentations and manuscripts. The initial focus of this position will be on establishing a data management platform, developing a process for merging and reconciling data from different sources and with different characteristics, overseeing data management, and executing analyses for a large, recently funded study. For details see:  https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2020/best-practices-prevent-covid-19-illness-staff-and-people-serious-mental.

The Data Manager/Analyst will oversee data analyses, data cleaning, and data management for a large PCORI funded study, along with other related federally funded studies. The candidate will be responsible for setting up data systems and the data management platform, developing a process for merging and reconciling data from different sources and with different characteristics, and oversee data management, and ensure the quality of the data. S/he will take part in data management and data cleaning, including collaboration with project managers and interviewers to ensure accuracy of the data, accounting for missing data and addressing data structure to best inform analysis. S/he will work with observational and newly collected intervention and implementation research data to create longitudinal datasets to assure quality and answer key questions for investigators including creating longitudinal cohorts that will be analyzed over time; and conducting valid statistical tests and advanced modeling. S/he will conduct data analysis and interpretation (e.g. multivariate regression analyses, survival analyses, etc.) under the direction of a faculty biostatistician. In addition, the data manager/analyst will generate data reports and analysis as needed to inform project planning. The manager/analyst will create programs for analysis, and participate in manuscript development. Finally, this individual will supervise research assistants in data entry, and set up systems to track and record progress and will participate in reports and research manuscript development.  Consistent with all of these activities, the data manager/analyst will apply excellent data cleaning/evaluation, data management, and statistical programming skills.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required: 

  • Masters degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health or other related social science field with strong quantitative emphasis.

  • Strong skills in data management including developing a process for merging and reconciling data from different sources and with different characteristics.

  • Experience in data management and statistical analysis in a research setting preferred.

  • Intermediate experience with statistical analysis using SAS and/or SPSS. 

  • Facility with SQL, Excel, Access and/or REDCap.

  • Experience with R, Python, or similar programming languages with strong programming skills preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to function well as a member of a team.   

  • This position requires attention to detail, especially in ensuring data quality and accuracy. The ability to work simultaneously on various tasks, to maintain attention to detail, and to effectively contribute to the project team are also essential.

Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics Faculty Search

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School is recruiting faculty to expand our research portfolio in bioethics. Appointment as an Instructor, Assistant or Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, commensurate with training, experience, and achievements.

 

Candidates must have a terminal degree in an academic discipline related to bioethics, such as medicine, health policy, sociology, anthropology, economics, philosophy, history, or law, among others. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success at obtaining and completing funded research, with mentorship of junior faculty and students. The position will include an attractive start-up package that will support the candidate in initiating a program of research, with future support relying upon a combination of grant funding and institutional support.

 

While the primary focus of the position is to develop and grow a funded research portfolio in bioethics, the successful candidate will also engage in opportunities to teach and mentor within the Center’s broad range of activities, as described on the Center for Bioethics’ website (https://bioethics.hms.harvard.edu/).

 

The position will be based in both the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and at the Mongan Institute (www.MonganInstitute.org) in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital offering an extraordinary academic, applied research, and clinical environment for collaboration and scholarship.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and their Curriculum Vitae to: Robert Truog, Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, bioethicssearch@hms.harvard.edu. The search will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Clinical Research Coordinator - 3140852

The Center for Aging and Serious Illness (CASI) in the Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). Under the general supervision of the CASI Director, the CRC will assist with the organization and execution of the group’s clinical studies and clinical trials, with a focus on regulatory submissions. The CRC also works professionally with other CASI faculty and staff and with internal hospital divisions and departments to ensure that all health system protocols are followed. The CRC consistently strives to assure and improve the quality of all aspects of the CASI Research program.

 

The mission of the Center for Aging and Serious Illness is to better understand the needs of those living with serious illness and their caregivers, develop new interventions, improve current treatments, and explore new questions at the intersection of aging and serious illness. The research team is responsible for a growing number of clinical studies including observational patient registry studies and investigator-initiated primary care, hospital-based and community-based implementation studies.
 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Oversight of the clinical trials start-up process from receipt of protocols through IRB submissions, and site activation activities.

  • Assists with creation and editing of study documents, such as protocols, consent forms, and subject letters

  • Verifies accuracy of study forms

  • Assists with recruiting, enrolling, consenting and tracking patients for research

  • Collects and organizes patient data

  • Assist with preparation of annual review

  • Responsible for data reporting and management, collection of source documents, use and development of case report forms, adverse events reporting, filing and archiving of study records, and resolution of data queries.

  • Prepare and or complete regulatory related reports and IRB submissions. Maintain and organize study regulatory binders, enter all required study data on an ongoing basis.

  • Responsible for organizing and preparing for both internal and external auditing and study monitoring visits.

  • Prepares data for analysis and data entry

  • Performs administrative support duties as required

  • Communicates professionally and effectively with external study collaborators, including investigators, sponsors, and monitors.

  • Plans and coordinates trainings and/or conference calls with external collaborators

  • Assists Investigators with the preparation of posters and analyses for publication

  • Conducts literature searches

  • Documents patient visits and procedures

  • Assists PI to prepare complete study reports

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.

  • Careful attention to details 

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 

  • Ability to follow directions 

  • Good communication skills 

  • Computer literacy 

  • Working knowledge of clinical research protocols 

  • Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects’ rights and individual needs 

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player 

  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems 

  • Ability to interpret acceptability of data results 

  • Working knowledge of data management program

Project Coordinator - 3143614

The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) within the Mongan Institute of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a full time Project Coordinator to coordinate and evaluate a variety of projects related to Initiative 4 in the MGH Structural Equity 10-pt plan: Assuring equity in access to and delivery of clinical care.

The DSC is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The DSC will achieve this mission by:

  • Serving as a change agent by developing new research and translating innovative research findings into policy and practice

  • Developing and evaluating customized policy and practice solutions for health care providers, insurers, educators, community organizations, and other stakeholders

  • Providing education and leadership training to expand the community of skilled individuals dedicated to eliminating health care disparities

For more information about the Center, please go to our website at www.mghdisparitiessolutions.org.

Responsibilities: 

The Project Coordinator will oversee management and implementation of a wide variety of projects related to assuring equity in access to, and delivery of clinical care. This may include the following:

  • Coordinate activities Equity in Clinical Care Council: manage collaborative working groups on hospital-based disparities initiatives with clinicians and senior leaders across the hospital.

  • Write IRB research protocols for all DSC research projects and improvement initiatives; manage continuing review applications and other related IRB processes.

  • Oversee and coordinate evaluation activities for quality improvement initiatives

  • Assist senior staff with grant writing, research publications, and final grant reports

  • Manage multiple project timelines and assure that project deliverables are completed on-time

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required: 

  • Master's degree in a health-related field preferred with 2-4 years post-Master's work experience in health care

  • Knowledge of and interest in racial/ethnic disparities in health care, and previous work experience with health care research and/or health care disparities preferred

  • The ideal candidate for this position is someone with a high degree of professionalism, who is highly organized, detail oriented and creative, and who has the ability to complete tasks on-time.

  • Must have strong project management and implementation skills, including the ability to keep a team on track to achieve goals

  • Must have good evaluation and data collection skills, including experience designing and conducting needs assessments, conducting key informant interviews and focus groups, and quantitative data analysis

  • Must have strong writing skills

  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people to collaboratively complete projects

  • Ability to independently lead projects under the supervision of a faculty member, as well as work as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Must be able to multitask, take pro-actively take initiative and be a team player, as well as work independently under the supervision of the project lead. The candidate must also demonstrate strong communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Disparities Solutions Center.

  • Role model behaviors that reflect a philosophy that values team-based work, demonstrating respect for diverse perspective and value that each member of the team offers to the effort.

  • Should be well versed in working with Microsoft office, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, SPSS and Endnote.

BIPOC encouraged to apply.

Research Assistant, Health Policy - 3140205

The Mongan Institute Health Policy Research Center (MIHPRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to hire a part-time Research Assistants to assist with a number of current projects being conducted by Elyse R. Park, Ph.D., MPH. Current projects span the following research areas:

  • Psycho-oncology and cancer survivorship

  • Tobacco treatment and cancer prevention

  • Stress management and resiliency

This position provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in gaining experience in behavioral health interventions and randomized clinical trials in a variety of medical settings. It also offers an opportunity to learn about clinical treatments and health education for promoting health behaviors. The candidate will work under the supervision of the grant principal investigator, Elyse R. Park, Ph.D., MPH. MGH is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage individuals from under-represented backgrounds to apply.

Dr. Park collaborates with a number of institutes at the MGH; learn more about our work at the following:

Mongan Institute for Health Policy: http://www.instituteforhealthpolicy.org/

Tobacco Research and Treatment Center: http://www.massgeneral.org/trtc/

Cancer Outcomes Research (CORe) Program: http://www.massgeneral.org/cancer/outcomes-research

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine: https://www.bensonhenryinstitute.org/

 

The responsibilities of the Research Assistant include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Implementing study protocols

  • Submitting proposals/documents to the Institutional Review Board

  • Assisting with data entry and data management

  • Organizing and participating in study-related meetings

  • Conducting medical record eligibility screens and assisting in patient recruitment

  • Maintaining research-related files and regulatory materials

  • Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, grant applications, and reports to funding agencies

  • Assisting with the preparation of scientific abstracts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations

  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing relevant data

  • Providing general administrative support to all project members

Requirements:

  •  B.A./B.S. degree required. Prior work experience as a research assistant or coordinator in a clinical and/or academic environment is preferred, especially experience with public health or behavioral interventions

  • An interest in medicine, health behavior, psychology, or public/community health

  • Superior organizational, administrative, time management, and communication (oral and written) skills

  • Strong computer skills, experience working with database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs, and ability to use Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • The ability to interact professionally with office staff as well as with vulnerable research participants

  • Excellent English language skills (grammar and spelling), with good telephone and in-person communication skills

  • Willingness to make a 2-year commitment

  • Intellectual independence and initiative

Research Program/Project Manager, Biometry Unit - 3131079

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking an intellectually curious and highly organized individual to serve as the Program/Project Manager of the Center’s growing Biometry Unit. The position is with an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to improving clinical outcomes, increasing value in health policy, and informing global public health through innovative research, collaboration, and education. The MPEC use methods of clinical epidemiology, economics, and computer simulation modeling to evaluate clinical outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of strategies for preventing, managing, and treating HIV/AIDS, TB, COVID-19, and other diseases, both infectious and non-communicable.

The Program/Project Manager for the MPEC Biometry Unit will play a key role in research program administration through coordination of data analysis activities and oversight of Biometry Unit personnel allocations, in addition to potentially contributing to projects as a researcher, if interested. In collaboration with the Directory of Biometry, the Program/Project Manager will lead continuous process improvements to maximize efficiency, transparency, and communication among Investigators and the Biometry Unit. Potential candidates should enjoy working in a complex and highly technical environment where innovation, planning, and communication is key to their success. Project management experience in building scalable initiatives, defining roadmaps and translating strategic initiatives into tactical, objective projects is crucial for this role.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Program Management

  • Work with programmatic leadership to manage the MPEC research portfolio by orchestrating competing priorities, deadlines, and workload in a group with numerous ongoing research projects

  • Coach and develop Data Analysts, including:

    • Provide oversight and direction regarding projects’ progress and prioritization, meeting with each team member weekly

    • Facilitate career development opportunities

    • Participate in annual performance review process

  • Work with recruiting team to recruit new personnel

  • Develop and implement supervision guidelines of Data Analysts

  • Work closely with the Director of Biometry and Data Analysts to synergize and align program efforts, develop program metrics, evaluation plans, and document outcomes for reporting

  • In collaboration with the Director of Biometry, meet regularly with faculty (internal and external to the Biometry Unit) to discuss their projects and priorities as well as providing feedback regarding competing priorities and management approaches

  • Meet regularly with programmatic leadership to discuss strategic planning and opportunities to enhance operations

  • Ensure research integrity, including data documentation and data management, by developing best practices, provide ongoing training, and monitoring for adherence

  • Monitor personnel resource allocations and advise MPEC leadership on factors affecting research productivity

Project Management

  • Lead the coordination of activity within the Biometry Unit, ensuring on-time delivery of work products

  • Support successful project management of numerous projects across the MPEC by:

    • Develop clear, actionable plans

    • Coordinate completion of action items

    • Summarize project scope and deliverables

    • Develop and maintain project documentation

    • Set and communicate deadlines

    • Track milestones

  • Maintain collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group’s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment by:

    • Use problem solving and relationship management skills to move initiatives forward and meet deadlines

    • Develop relationships with key stakeholders and work with cross-functional team to identify issues

    • Suggest solutions while working collaboratively to reach consensus and bring issues to resolution

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in an academic, research, or related setting with proven project management and data analysis experience

  • Master's degree in epidemiology or closely related discipline such as biostatistics, biometry, public health, biological sciences, or related field preferred

  • Experience with SAS, R, STATA and/or RedCap highly desirable

Research Data Analyst/Biostatistician - 3129496

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our research team investigating the clinical and economic value of alternative strategies of HIV treatment and prevention, as well as modeling other diseases. The position is with an internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and multiple international institutions.  Together, the group studies the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of various HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, tobacco, diabetes, cardiovascular, and other disease prevention and treatment options in collaboration with researchers domestically in the US, as well as in several countries, including Botswana, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, France, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.

The candidate should be highly motivated with experience in quantitative methods and public health research. The candidate should have solid foundation in biostatistics and statistical programming. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in mathematical model development, parameterization, and debugging. The position offers a stimulating, collaborative, and multidisciplinary environment and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the NIH-funded Cost-effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (“CEPAC”) model and potentially other disease models. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to help design and then conduct model-based cost-effectiveness analyses, lead in abstract presentation and manuscript preparation, assist with model refinement and expansion, and assist with new proposals and grant preparation. There are multiple possibilities for collaboration with other researchers in Boston, as well as with many national and international research groups and institutions.

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center is posting two separate data analyst positions. Please see Job ID # (3129494) and if you would like to be considered for both roles, you may note this in your cover letter. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Communicate with clinical investigators to understand scientific issues, determine appropriate statistical analyses, and describe results 

  • Work with the study team and senior statisticians to develop reporting and quality control plans 

  • Use SAS to generate reports on study progress 

  • Develop programs to perform complete data validation and error detection, ensuring that all are informed of any issues relating to data integrity 

  • Perform literature reviews of the relevant statistical methods used in data analyses

  • Provide senior statisticians with data requests and sample pull lists for Principal Investigators 

  • Perform statistical analysis of data 

  • Assist in manuscript preparation 

  • Assist in design of interventional studies and analysis plans for external data sets

  • Attend team meetings within MPEC

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with focus on Biostatistics or Statistics, with a strong background and demonstrated ability in quantitative analysis and statistics

  • At least 6 months of experience programming, preferably in SAS®, which might be gained from coursework

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:

  • Capacity to manipulate and organize large amounts of data

  • Excellent communication skills, as much of the incumbent’s work will be summarized in written reports to investigators

  • Organization, efficiency, and attention to detail

  • Facility with SAS and ACCESS data and R, python or other statistical software

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to collaborate with team members located remotely

  • Proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet applications) and the ability to learn new computer applications

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures

  • Intellectual independence and initiative

Data Analyst I - 3129494

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking a clinical research Data Analyst to join our research team. The position is with an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to improving clinical outcomes, increasing value in health policy, and informing global public health through innovative research, collaboration, and education.

 

The Data Analyst will work with investigators in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program to analyze and evaluate interventions to improve health outcomes in the United States and international settings. Examples of active projects in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program projects include: 

  • Evaluating the impact of a Department of Health policy to promote community delivery of HIV treatments in South Africa

  • Measuring the pathophysiologic and social contributions of HIV on aging, cardiovascular disease, mortality and quality of life in Uganda and South Africa

  • A multinational randomized clinical trial to evaluate the benefit of HIV drug resistance testing on treatment outcomes and quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Investigating the role of maternal HIV infection and co-infection with early childhood infections

  • Studying low-barrier service delivery mechanisms for sexually transmitted infection screening and prevention out of the MGH Sexual Health Clinic and in partnership with community organizations in the Boston area

  • A pilot project to offer HIV prevention and family planning to young women in community venues in South Africa

  • Analysis of hospital, statewide, and national datasets to elucidate clinical outcomes of COVID-19 disease and the efficacy of social distancing regulations on epidemic transmission

The candidate should be highly motivated with experience in quantitative methods and public health research. The candidate should have solid foundation in biostatistics and statistical programming. Primary responsibilities of this individual will be to collaborate with clinical investigators and faculty biostatisticians to implement statistical analyses, support abstract presentation and manuscript preparation, and assist in the preparation of grant proposals. There are multiple possibilities for engagement and mentorship with other researchers in Boston, national and international research groups and institutions, and the broader Biostatistics community at MGH through an affiliate membership in the MGH Biostatistics Center.

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center is posting two separate data analyst positions. Please see Job ID # (3129496) and if you would like to be considered for both roles, you may note this in your cover letter. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Support data analysis for projects including clinical trials, observational cohort studies, implementation science programs, and medical record-based cohorts

  • Work with investigators to develop and test hypotheses, construct analytic datasets, and design appropriate statistical analyses

  • Work with investigators to develop programs to enhance data quality control in active studies

  • Perform literature reviews of the relevant statistical methods used in data analyses

  • Support development and generation of reports on study progress, including reports for the Principal Investigator and data and safety monitoring boards

  • Assist in manuscript preparation and review

  • Attend team meetings within MPEC

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree with focus on Biostatistics or Statistics, with a strong background and demonstrated ability in quantitative analysis and statistics

  • At least 6 months of experience preparing and analyzing data from clinical studies, which might be gained from coursework

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:

  • Facility with SAS and/or R required; experience in Python a strength

  • Experience and fluency with biostatistical methods including data summaries, multiple regression modeling and diagnostics, and survival analysis required

  • Capacity to manipulate and organize large amounts of data

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Organization, efficiency, and attention to detail

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to collaborate with team members located remotely

  • Proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet applications) and the ability to learn new computer applications

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures

  • Ability to independently identify necessary improvements and modification to tasks to achieve a larger aim

  • Previous public health or international healthcare research experience preferred

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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