Job Opportunities

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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. 

Mongan Institute

  1. Implementation Research Scientist - 3149202

  2. Clinical Research Assistant - 3157032 

  3. Administrative Coordinator - 3161306

Center for Aging & Serious Illness (CASI) 

  1. Clinical Research Coordinator - 3140852

Clinical & Translational Epidemiology Unit (CTEU) 

  1. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Microbiome & Epidemiology - 3151250

The Disparities Solutions Center

  1. Project Coordinator - 3162575

Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC)

  1. Data Analyst I - 3129494

  2. Clinical Research Coordinator - 3138685

  3. Programmer Analyst - 3140919

  4. Program Coordinator - 3150808

Department of Medicine (DOM)

  1. Nurse Scientist 

Implementation Research Scientist - 3149202

Director of the Mongan Institute Implementation Research and Training Program

Appointment at the Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Assistant or Associate Professor Faculty

Position Description:

The Mongan Institute at MGH seeks an experienced Implementation Scientist at the advanced assistant professor or associate professor level to oversee and coordinate the growth of a cross-institute implementation research and training program with a focus on complex conditions and health equity.  The Mongan Institute is an innovative transdisciplinary research institute at MGH consisting of 13 centers and programs spanning data science to delivery science with over 115 faculty, over 30 research fellows, as well as medical student and undergraduate trainees (for details see https://www.monganinstitute.org/). The Implementation Research and Training program will directly contribute to the Mongan Institute mission dedicated to achieving health equity and improving the lives of people with complex health needs through research and training in population and health care delivery team science.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  

The Implementation Research and Training Program Director will work closely with the Director of the Mongan Institute to co-develop, grow, and coordinate an innovative and robust implementation research and training program with a specific focus on complex health conditions and health equity. This position will actively engage with the Mongan Institute centers and programs, as well as partner with research programs and disciplines across the Department of Medicine, and other MGH departments.  Core activities and responsibilities will include: coordination and oversight of Mongan’s implementation research training program; development and coordination of an implementation research methods consultation program; and further develop the Mongan Institute’s implementation research portfolio through externally funded implementation research proposals as a principal investigator and/or co-investigator. This position will be based within the Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine with the potential for an additional clinical department appointment as appropriate.  Additional opportunities include consulting and collaborating with faculty across other MGH clinical departments; as well as contributing to implementation research seminars and collaborations with colleagues at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Skills and Experience Required:  

A clinical or research terminal degree (e.g. PhD, MD); 4 or more years of experience following training; peer-reviewed articles in the field of implementation research; and excellent communication, organizational, teaching and collaborative research skills are required. Experience and current external funding as an implementation research investigator; experience providing research training and/or mentoring in implementation research; and experience reviewing grants as a member of an NIH study section is also required. The optimal candidate will have experience in implementation research specifically focused on complex health conditions and equity-focused implementation science. Prior experience developing and leading a research training and consultation program is highly desirable. 
 
EEO Statement: 
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from people of color, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
 

Clincial Research Assistant - 3157032

Description:
The Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) (https://www.monganinstitute.org/) seeks to hire a full-time Research Assistant to work under the supervision of the Director of the Mongan Institute to support a dynamic new program in implementation and health systems research and training.  The Mongan Institute is an innovative transdisciplinary research institute at MGH consisting of 13 centers and programs spanning data science to delivery science with over 115 faculty, over 30 research fellows, as well as medical student and undergraduate trainees (for details see https://www.monganinstitute.org/). 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Research Assistant include but are not limited to the following activities supporting the Mongan Institute Director and the Implementation Research and Training Program:
•    Assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications
•    Assisting in the preparation of scientific abstracts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations
•    Assisting in the preparation of research training and educational materials and seminars
•    Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing relevant data
•    Developing and supporting a web-site of implementation research resources 
•    Developing data tables for research manuscripts and presentations
•    Submitting proposals/documents to the Institutional Review Board
•    Organizing, coordinating and participating in research-related meetings
•    Coordination of research training seminars
•    Providing academically-related administrative support to the Director

 
Skills and Experience Required:
B.A./B.S. degree required.  A Master’s Degree in public health and/or prior coursework in health-related topics, health policy, and statistical methods is desirable.  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. The candidate must possess:
•    Excellent writing skills and experience working on scientific manuscripts and grant applications
•    Superior organizational, administrative, time management, and verbal communication 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 and research faculty
•    Excellent English language skills (grammar and spelling), with good telephone and in-person communication skills
•    Willingness to make a minimum of a 2-year commitment
•    Intellectual independence and initiative 
•    Basic statistical analytic skills are preferred 
•    Previous research experience is preferred. 
 

Administrative Coordinator - 3161306

Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full time Administrative Coordinator. Founded in 2015, the Mongan Institute is dedicated to supporting research across MGH in the areas of population and health care delivery science. The Institute bridges research spanning data science to delivery science, and evaluative science to implementation science including a variety of disciplines and methods such as epidemiology, predictive analytics, cost-effectiveness, health policy, decision science, health disparities, health intervention and implementation research.


**When applying, please upload a cover letter, resume, and transcript. A minimum of two year commitment preferred.**

 

Responsibilities

The Administrative Coordinator will staff and support a wide variety of projects related to the Mongan Institute which may include the following:

  • Public Relations: Provides assistance with dissemination and PR of Mongan Institute events including highlighting research and faculty of the Mongan Institute. Tasks include creating social media, website design, preparing the annual report and brochures, maintaining distribution lists, and preparing and distributing a monthly e-newsletter and/or regular weekly communications. Develop relevant content topics to reach Mongan Institute audience and funders. Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written). Conduct online advocacy and open a stream for cross-promotions.

  • Research Project Support: Provides assistance with any project or program related tasks, including literature searches, background research, developing meeting documents or presentations, developing meeting materials and summary reports, communication with internal and external stakeholders, and providing logistical support. This may also include providing assistance with writing IRB research protocols for Mongan Institute Director’s research projects and managing continuing review applications and other related IRB processes. Assist Administrative Director and Director with grant writing, research publications, and final grant reports

  • Meeting/Seminar Series Planning: Provides assistance with research meetings and seminar series, including coordinating meeting preparations, communication with participants, developing and analyzing evaluations, preparing participant meeting materials and staffing events. This includes staffing and supporting the Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup and the D&I Employee Resource Group.

  • Other: Provide staffing and support to any initiatives as needed, including managing Mongan Institute membership and applications, supporting MGH COVID19 Corps Biomedical Research Internship Program.

 
Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master's degree preferred, with a focus in journalism, writing, marketing or other health care related field.  

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

 

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

  • 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.

  • Maintains excellent writing and language skills, and able to demonstrate this through a writing sample.

  • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format.

  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media.

  • Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.

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

  • Must be able to multitask, proactively 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 Mongan Institute

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

  • Experience with website design and Wix a plus.

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

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Microbiome & Epidemiology - 3151250

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) at Harvard Medical School is seeking 1-2 exceptional postdoctoral candidates to join the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit (CTEU, https://www.mghcteu.org/) at the Mongan Institute to advance investigations on the dietary, lifestyle, and environmental determinants of the human microbiome in the context of chronic gastrointestinal diseases (e.g., inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer).

The successful candidate will work day-to-day with Dr. Long H. Nguyen, an Instructor of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and will be co-mentored by Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute, and Dr. Andrew T. Chan, Professor of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit.

He/she/they will work on population-scale microbiome (e.g., shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics) projects within the Integrative Human Microbiome Project (IHMP), the Nurses’ Health Studies, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study with a particular focus on the complex interplay between dietary intake, the gut microbiome, and chronic gastrointestinal diseases, while gaining experience in computational methods and nutritional epidemiology.

 

Primary responsibilities

  • Implement and apply quantitative methods for analyzing epidemiologic and multi-omic data

  • Intellectually lead and develop research findings into peer-reviewed manuscripts

  • Present and communicate results to group members, collaborators, and other local, national, and international scientific audiences

  • Assist with other research-related tasks as needed

  • Once well-integrated, post-doctoral scholars are strongly encouraged to propose and develop research topics of their own.

Qualifications

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and independent and comfortable seeking and obtaining feedback from a large, multidisciplinary team of near-peers and colleagues

  • The ability to work well in a team and to manage numerous research studies simultaneously are required

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, epidemiology, public health, or related fields, or M.D. with significant (>2 years) prior research experience. Prior investigative work in the human microbiome sciences is strongly preferred

  • Programming skills (R, SAS, or Python) are required, preferably within a cluster computing environment

  • Early and promising track record of original investigative work (e.g., prior publications and conference presentations)

  • Historically underrepresented individuals in the biomedical research sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply 

    • This broad definition may include, but is not limited to: women or gender diverse individuals of any ethnic or racial group; those identifying as Hispanic, Black, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, or American Indian/Alaska Native; or first-generation/Low-income college/graduate students

 

Job benefits

  • Pay is commensurate to the post-graduate (PGY) pay-scale. An unconditional supplement from Dr. Nguyen for miscellaneous expenses may be available for qualified candidates.

  • Hospital holidays will be strictly observed and respected

  • The successful candidate will join a thriving post-doctoral/trainee community with robust support from a large cohort of near-peers in the Chan and Huttenhower labs, programmed social hours, and planned career development activities

  • Given the assembled mentorship team, the successful candidate will benefit from both day-to-day oversight from Dr. Nguyen and long-term mentorship, high-profile investigations, and increased career visibility from working with Drs. Chan and Huttenhower.

 

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV), the names of two references, and a cover letter to Dr. Long H. Nguyen (lnguyen24@mgh.harvard.edu). Prospective start date is flexible (immediate vs. summer 2021).

Project Coordinator - 3162575

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

  • 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.

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

Clinical Research Coordinator - 3138685

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking Research Assistants (Clinical Research Coordinators) to work 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.                            

Research Assistants will work with investigators in the Simulation Modeling and Economics Program to conduct clinical and cost-effectiveness analyses on key aspects of HIV disease management (as well as other chronic and infectious disease treatment and prevention) and/or with investigators in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve engagement in medical care in the United States and international settings.

Responsibilities for all MPEC Research Assistants may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:  

  • Participate in all phases of research projects, from conception and design of studies through analysis and writing manuscripts for submission to academic journals

  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data

  • Assist in writing abstracts for submission to research conferences

  • Design posters for presentation at research conferences

  • Present study results to project teams and external stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Compliance Specialist to prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and related documents regarding the protection of human subjects

  • Monitor study activities for compliance with all applicable regulations and facilitate regulatory trainings for study personnel as needed

  • Help prepare grant progress reports and applications and related documents

  • Assist in preparation of slides for lectures and seminars

  • Organize group meetings, including setting up conference calls and taking minutes

  • Provide general administrative support as needed 

Additional project-specific responsibilities will vary depending on experience and skill, but may include the following:

  • Participate in model development, refinement, and debugging

  • Contribute to the documentation of model inputs and update model user manuals

  • Generate data queries and participate in data cleaning efforts

  • Analyze quantitative data, including cohort studies, clinical trials, and implementation science studies

  • Code qualitative data from in-depth interviews and focus groups

  • Partner with international collaborators and study staff on oversight of studies, standard operating procedure development and review, and data quality assurance

 

Qualifications:

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree, with an academic record demonstrating experience and skills in analytical thinking and/or quantitative methods. Candidates should demonstrate organizational, time management, verbal, and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact professionally at all levels.

  • Quantitative and analytical skills are essential. Computer skills, as described above, are required. The candidate must have English language (spoken and written) skills.

  • Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

Programmer Analyst - 3140919

Do you want the code you write to have global social impact? Our research group at Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a talented, motivated full-time scientific programmer/developer to join our team. We collaborate with health organizations and research groups around the world to inform health policy by projecting health outcomes and healthcare costs using simulation models. We work on a wide variety of projects, focusing mostly on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and COVID-19, as well as on the health impacts of tobacco use. As a programmer in our group, you will have the opportunity to learn about public health issues while using your software skills to help solve global health problems.

 

**When applying, please include a cover letter along with your resume.** 

 

For more information regarding our group, please visit https://mpec.massgeneral.org

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of a small team of developers embedded within a research group composed of healthcare researchers with diverse backgrounds, you will contribute to a variety of software-related tasks including (but not limited to): 

  • Maintaining and developing the current simulation models for adult/pediatric HIV, COVID-19, and smoking through:

    • Coding, debugging, and testing new features

    • Streamlining and model optimization

    • Consulting with research personnel on model mechanics and structure

  • Developing new and existing data analysis/visualization tools

  • Meeting regularly with research personnel to devise innovative and scientifically appropriate solutions to modeling and data analysis challenges

  • Working with research personnel to identify workflow issues and develop technical solutions, such as writing scripts to automate time-consuming or error-prone tasks

  • Serving as a technical liaison with external collaborators and model developers

  • Contributing to grant proposals by consulting on technical/programming aspects

  • Producing documentation for technical and non-technical audiences

  • Assisting researchers with software-related questions and problem solving, including tasks related to Linux and Windows system administration

QUALIFICATIONS

Job qualifications include the following:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field

  • Demonstrated experience with Python or similar scripting language

  • Familiarity with C++ development

  • Comfortable with Windows and Linux development environments

  • Quick to learn new technologies and scientific concepts

 

One or more of the following desired but not required:

  • Interest in science and/or public health

  • Professional C++ development experience

  • Data visualization experience

  • Experience with web development and web frameworks

  • Cluster computing experience

  • Cloud computing experience (AWS or Google Cloud)

  • Linux/Windows systems administration

 

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Collaborating/Communicating

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to act professionally at all levels

  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to explain technical software concepts in an approachable manner

 

Gets Results/Takes Initiative

  • Excellent time management skills

  • High personal work standards and sense of urgency about results

  • Keen ability to anticipate and solve problems proactively

  • Demonstrates initiative and identifies key priorities, even in ambiguous situations with limited direction

  • Consistently demonstrates a positive, "can-do" attitude

 

Analytical Skills

  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Rigorous academic and/or professional background including quantitative work

  • Basic familiarity with health research

Program Coordinator - 3150808

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking an intellectually curious and highly organized Program Coordinator. 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 Coordinator will play a key role in research program administration for the Biometry (Biostatistics) Unit through coordination of data analysis activities and monitoring personnel bandwidth. In collaboration with the Directory of Biometry, the Coordinator will lead process improvements to maximize efficiency, transparency, and communication between Investigators and the Biometry Unit.

Members of the Biometry Unit work with Investigators in the Simulation Modeling Program to conduct clinical and cost-effectiveness analyses on key aspects of HIV disease management (as well as other chronic and infectious disease treatment and prevention) and with Investigators in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve engagement in medical care in the United States and international settings. The MPEC research portfolio focuses on HIV, TB, tobacco use, and COVID-19, and includes up to 90 active projects led by over 20 Principal Investigators.

**When applying, please include your resume and a cover letter.**

Interested candidates should apply via www.massgeneral.org/careers.

For more information regarding our group, please visit http://mpec.massgeneral.org/.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

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

 Programmatic Coordination

  • Work with programmatic leadership to support successful coordination of projects by:

    • Summarizing project scope and deliverables

    • Developing clear, actionable plans

    • Coordinating completion of action items

    • Tracking project progress and milestones

    • Developing and maintaining project documentation

    • Maintaining lines of communication with project stakeholders

  • Maintain collaborative team relationships to support the group’s shared goals by: 

    • Developing relationships with key stakeholders and working with cross-functional teams

    • Using problem solving and suggesting solutions to move initiatives forward while working collaboratively to resolve challenges

  • Work closely with the Biometry team to synergize and align program efforts, balance priorities, develop program metrics and evaluation plans, and document outcomes for reporting

  • Ensure research integrity, including data management and documentation, by collaborating with the MPEC Program Management team to develop best practices, provide ongoing training, and monitor for adherence

Biometry Unit Personnel Coordination

  • Assist with coordination of staffing efforts to support timely completion of Biometry Unit deliverables, including:

    • Monitoring personnel resource allocations and advising team leadership on factors affecting research productivity

    • Gathering information regarding project progress, meeting with each team member weekly

  • Coordinate annual performance review process

  • Work with recruiting team to recruit new personnel

 

QUALIFICATIONS            

Required qualifications include the following: 

  • 3+ years of experience, inclusive of experience in baccalaureate education, in an academic, research, or related setting with project coordination experience

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • Master's degree desirable but not required.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Planning, Organizing and Coordinating

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Skilled at anticipating programmatic needs, identifying opportunities to improve efficiency of processes and procedures, and executing improvements

  • Ability to move projects forward by developing clear, actionable plans, coordinating completion of action items, summarizing project deliverables, and tracking milestones

  • Flexible and able to adjust to shifting priorities 

  • Capacity to manage multiple complex projects

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to identify, gather, manage, and synthesize relevant information to support data-driven decisions

Teamwork

  • Professionalism and ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment

  • Skilled in change management

  • Ability to collaborate in diverse teams with different skillsets, work styles, and professional roles

Communication Skills

  • Ability to facilitate communication between stakeholders to clarify goals and achieve consensus

  • Concise and effective verbal and written communication skills

Gets Results/Takes Initiative

  • High personal work standards and motivation; ability to work independently

  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the group and solve problems proactively in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to identify key priorities and define processes to resolve ambiguity

Nurse Scientist - Department of Medicine

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine is seeking a Nurse Scientist for the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research.

 

The applicant will be expected to sustain a program of research, provide mentorship to staff nurses, helping to translate existing research into clinical practice and consultation/collaboration with nurse and other professional colleagues throughout the Department of Nursing while focusing their teaching efforts predominantly on HMS learners (medical students, residents, fellows, postdocs, HMS faculty).

 

The candidate should have an established research/clinical program in nursing science within the domains of symptom science, oncology nursing care, nursing workforce evaluation, or health disparities.

 

Appointments as a Lecturer,  Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with experience, training and achievements in addition to teaching activities.  Suitable candidates will be licensed as a registered nurse and hold a research-intensive, terminal doctoral degree (e.g.PhD, EdD). The nurse scientist is expected to establish a program of research, possess internal and external research funding, and disseminate their science at the local, national and global level.  Although several years of experience would be advantageous, less experienced candidates with exceptional promise will also be considered.

 

Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae to gbanister@hms.harvard.edu.

 

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.