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. 

​The Mongan Institute 

  1. Grant Administrator - 3116391

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit (CTEU)

  1. Data Analyst II - 3121171

Disparities Solutions Center (DSC)

  1. Research Assistant - 3116597

Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC)

  1. Research Staff Scientist - 3108869

  2. Post-Doctoral Fellow - 3112800

 
 

Grant Administrator - 3116391

The Mongan Institute in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine seeks a detail-oriented, organized, self-directed individual to work with investigators throughout the research funding application and administration process. The candidate will be responsible for assisting investigators from various centers and units in the preparation and oversight of research grants, including both pre- and post-award processes. 

The candidate will need to be highly organized and goal-oriented, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently under deadlines, and comfortable working with faculty at all levels.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, as are a willingness to take on new challenges and an openness to change.  While experience in research grant administration is preferred, as are a working knowledge of NIH and other federal, state, and foundation grant regulations and requirements, this is an excellent opportunity for a motivated, detail oriented individual interested in working in an academic medical research environment.

Specific pre-award responsibilities may include:

  • Independently oversee all aspects of the grant application process, working with investigators to develop all grant proposal elements, including budgets, budget justifications, and all required documents per sponsor guidelines, ensuring timely submission to both internal review processes and sponsor deadlines.

  • Serve as a primary contact for collaborating sites regarding development of subcontract budgets and required materials, addressing budgetary and compliance issues as needed.

  • Understand and conform with the administrative, budgetary, and financial compliance regulations of all sponsors as well as with Partners fiscal policy; stay current and up-to-date on all policy changes.  

  • Serve as a liaison between investigators, Partners Research Management, and various sponsors as required throughout the award life cycle.

Specific post-award responsibilities may include: 

  • Assist investigators with progress reports and continuing applications, utilizing internal systems and consulting the DOM Research Administrator to obtain budgetary information needed for progress reports, and to ensure compliance with all guidelines.

  • Monitor fund expenditures, subcontract spending and invoicing, advise on the allowability of costs per sponsor guidelines.

  • Work with investigators and research management to prepare prior approval requests to funding agencies (i.e., effort reduction, re-budgeting, no-cost extensions, etc.).

  • Facilitate the implementation of industry grants and contracts, clinical trials, billing agreements, material transfer agreements and data use agreements and other awards as needed.

  • Work with Research Finance to resolve complex accounting issues as they arise.

  • Coordinate bi-annual investigator time and effort certification process.

  • Attend meetings and training sessions to remain current with sponsor requirements and policy issues

  • Process cost transfers as needed.

  • Generating fund balance and projection reports bi-monthly (or upon request) for administrative leadership and investigators

  • Submitting salary allocation changes utilizing Peoplesoft

  • Assisting with bi-annual time and effort certification process

  • Attending meetings and training sessions to remain current with sponsor requirements and policy issues

  • Completing project fund closeout documents as needed

Data Analyst II - 3121171

The Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit of the Mongan Institute and Department of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic data analyst to join our research group. Our research focuses on understanding environmental, genetic and microbial predictors of gastrointestinal disorders with a particular focus on inflammatory bowel diseases. The analyst will be responsible for conducting data management and statistical analysis for several large studies.

Principle duties and responsibilities:

  1. Design, plan, and execute statistical and computational analyses of large-scale cohorts, which include lifestyle data, medications, medical diagnoses, genetic and microbiome data

  2. Work with team to design and execute research plans to ensure that critical project requirements, timelines, and deliverables are met

  3. Database management and administration of large-scale, diverse datasets

  4. Implement quality control, data security procedures and data audits for assurance of all research data

  5. Perform complex data acquisition, storage, cleaning, and pre-processing

  6. Performs advanced quantitative statistical analysis methods

  7. Dissemination of results via conferences and journal publication

  8. Serve as a computational/statistical expert for other projects

Research Assistant, Health Policy - 3116597

The Disparities Solutions Center within the Mongan Institute of the Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full-time research assistant to assist with the day-to-day duties of a variety of projects. The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational, administrative, and oral and written communication skills, with a strong interest and background in public health and/or disparities. A successful candidate will possess both strong program support and analytical skills. 

Responsibilities include a variety of program and meeting support activities. These can include the following: 

  • Conference/Meeting Planning: Provides assistance with coordination of conferences and meetings for health care leaders and executives, including meeting preparations, communication with participants, developing and analyzing evaluations, preparing participant meeting materials, and staffing events. 

  • Project Support: Provides assistance with any project or program related tasks, including literature searchers, background research, developing meeting documents or presentations, developing meeting materials and summary reports, communication with internal and external stakeholders, and providing logistical support. 

  • Public Relations: Provides assistance with dissemination and PR of DSC events, including a leadership training program, film series, and seminars. Tasks include creating social media, website design, preparing the DSC annual report and brochures, maintaining distribution lists, and preparing and distributing the DSC monthly newsletter. 

Research Staff Scientist - 3108869

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center 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 candidate should be highly motivated with extensive experience in quantitative methods, independent mathematical model development, parameterization, and debugging.  The position offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the NIH-funded Cost-effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) microsimulation model, and potentially other disease models. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to assist with model refinement and extension, to conduct CEPAC model-based cost-effectiveness analyses, to lead in abstract presentation and manuscript preparation, to present research findings, and to assist with grant submissions. There are multiple possibilities for interaction with other researchers in Boston, as well as collaboration with many national and international research groups and institutions.    

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

  • Lead US and international projects to complete the aims of numerous NIH grants, including development and specification of mathematical simulation models

  • Conduct multiple clinical and cost-effectiveness analyses on different aspects of HIV disease management using a computer simulation model of HIV disease (the CEPAC-US, CEPAC-International, and CEPAC-Pediatric models), assuring consistency with guidelines for best practices

  • Develop and apply new methodologies in stochastic computer simulation to achieve research aims

  • Perform literature reviews and synthesize relevant data for these projects with biostatistics staff; work with these staff to convert published data into usable and appropriate input parameters

  • Assist with the parameterization and documentation of the model, train other users on updates

  • Develop novel simulation models to address policy questions related to HIV and potentially other clinical conditions

  • Develop analysis plans and protocols for studies consistent with federal guidelines

  • Troubleshoot model inconsistencies (bugs) alongside the programmer and other research staff (Research Assistants and Project Managers)

  • Provide guidance to Research Assistants, particularly regarding methodological issues

  • Provide input into major studies undertaken by the research team

  • Lead abstract and manuscript preparation, as well as presentation of study results for several projects at a time

  • Prepare grant applications and related documents

  • Attend national and international scientific meetings

  • Present research at seminars, working group meetings, and lectures

  • Take a major role in technology transfer and training meetings with US and international investigators

  • Coordinate design of specific studies, collaborating with US and international collaborators across multiple sites

  • Assist in the training of new employees in the use of the CEPAC model

  • Other duties as assigned

Post-Doctoral Fellow - 3112800

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center is seeking a highly-qualified, post-doctoral researcher with experience in field epidemiology and a career interest in global non-communicable disease research. The incumbent will lead scientific analysis and manuscript development with data from several NIH R01-funded studies focused on the effects of HIV on non-communicable disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, the goal of the research program is to use mixed methods research to elucidate the contributions of HIV infection to health, quality of life, and well-being among older-aged persons in rural Uganda. Study methods include qualitative interviews, longitudinal cohort and clinical trial design, and intervention design methods in concert with social, physical, and cellular functioning data to promote well-being for older individuals in rural Uganda.

 

In collaboration with the study Principle Investigator(s), responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Independently lead data analyses on repeated-measure observational and clinical trial datasets

  • Preparation and publication of abstracts, posters, and manuscripts

  • Provide technical support to foreign colleagues and junior scientists

  • Collaborate with data managers who lead data collection, monitoring and quality assurance activities

  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data

  • Prepare slides for conference presentations, lectures, and seminars

  • Assist with preparation and submission of grants

  • Compile datasets for data quality checks, reporting, and research purposes

  • Conduct weekly meetings with domestic and international collaborators

  • Other duties as assigned

 
 
 

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