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The Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full time Senior Data Analyst to manage its Data Management and Analytic Program. 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. The Mongan institute consists of over 130 faculty as well as research fellows, trainees, and a large staff including 13 research centers spanning population data science to health care delivery team science. In addition to conducting state-of-the-art population and health care delivery research, the Mongan Institute provides research training and mentoring programs and includes core and affiliate faculty members within the Department of Medicine, as well as numerous clinical departments across MGH.

 

The Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital 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.

 

Responsibilities:

Reporting to and working closely with the Institute Director and Administrative Director, the candidate will lead the development of a new Data Management and Analytics Program (DMAP) that will support the Institute’s 13 research centers and programs. Once established, the program will offer a range of data management and analysis services, including statistical and study design consultation, research protocol development, web-based survey development, data management plans, analysis and interpretation of data, and assistance in presenting and disseminating results. The Manager of the Mongan Institute Data Management and Analytic Program responsibilities include strategic planning, project development and oversight:

  • Conduct a detailed comparative evaluation of data and analytics programs at comparable institutions to draw from successful frameworks.

  • Conduct a needs assessment to identify specific resources and support systems needed by the Institute’s faculty (>130), research fellows, and medical students and undergraduate trainees. 

  • Oversee the development of a DMAP-specific webpage where Mongan investigators can access resources and apply for analytic assistance.

  • Develop a business plan and budget justification for the first two years of the Program in collaboration with the Administrative Director.

  • Provide coordination and management of a developing team of analysts and data scientists.

  • Build a streamlined process for data sharing and management on a secure platform.

  • Assemble a comprehensive literature database containing guidance on all stages of research study development, implementation and dissemination.

 

Once the DMAP is active, the DMAP Manager will build its resource warehouse, while also serving as a senior data analyst. As the senior analyst, the position will:

 

  • Provide analytic and study design assistance to the Institute’s investigators

  • Set up systems to track and record progress towards milestones on each project

  • Coordinate/support the activities of the Program data analysts

  • Coordinate and oversee consultation, data management, and data analytic requests and facilitate optimal workflow management

 

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, public health or other related social science field with strong quantitative emphasis.

  • 3+ years in a hands-on data analytics management role with experience developing analytical and/or data science methods in a research setting.

  • Experience with program design, implementation and evaluation, including process maps, root cause analyses, and conducting key informant interviews and focus groups.

  • Experience in program and project management.

  • Excellent skills with Stata, SAS, R, SPSS, Python, or similar programming languages.

  • Excellent time-management skills and experience working simultaneously on multiple projects with discrete, interdisciplinary teams.

  • Experience designing and implementing complex and innovative solutions for project workflow and data management tasks.

  • Proficient with REDCap and other web-based survey development and distribution platforms.

  • Experience creating and leading training workshops and materials.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills, with the ability to provide a writing sample.

  • Highly detail-oriented, ensuring data quality and accuracy.

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 minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Mongan Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a full-time two-year Implementation Research Post-doctoral Research Fellow. The Mongan Institute applies population and healthcare delivery science to expand and strengthen research at Mass General with a specific focus on health disparities and advancing health equity, health policy, population health, implementation science, and patient outcomes.  This post-doctoral research position will focus on implementation research related to a health system intervention. This position will work directly with the Director of the Mongan Institute (Dr. Bartels) who is a senior implementation scientist.  This mentored research position will take advantage of a robust array of ongoing research and an array of seminars at the Mongan Institute including participation in implementation research seminars.  
(see https://www.monganinstitute.org).


Among many areas of focus in the Institute, this post-doctoral researcher will join a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research team on an exciting four-year study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This study aims to compare two different system-level approaches to improving Residential Care Worker well-being and resiliency to reduce burnout and staff turnover: (1) a microsystem intervention (group home level) of integrated resiliency training and task sharing (IRTTS) and (2) a mesosystem intervention (organization level) intervention of a virtual workplace improvement learning collaborative (WILC) aimed at reducing administrative burdens and increasing workflow efficiencies.  For study details, see https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2022/effectiveness-interventions-improve-resiliency-and-burnout-behavioral-health-residential-staff. This post-doc position will also have access to engage in analyses and team writing of research manuscripts for other recently completed implementation research studies as well as contributing to future grant proposals.

Job responsibilities include the following tasks:

  • Participate as an active member of the research team on a health system trial and other related implementation research projects.

  • Contribute to ongoing project management and data collection efforts.

  • Develop plans for and conduct analyses of study data.

  • Prepare and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.

  • Prepare presentations about research findings.

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor to monitor progress and resolve issues that arise.

  • Work with a faculty mentor to develop plans for new projects and assist in grant applications.

  • Assist in coordinating and ongoing implementation research seminar development.

Training and Experience:

  • Qualified applicants will hold a doctorate in health services research, health behavior, health policy, biostatistics, or a related field. A background in intervention and/or implementation research is desirable but not required. 

  • Successful candidates will have excellent skills in oral and written communication; candidates will also have the ability to interact effectively with health professionals, community partners, and consultants

  • An established track record of original, first-author publications in a relevant field is required

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Strong training in quantitative data management and analysis and/or qualitative research, mixed methods.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other investigators

  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written) and problem-solving skills.

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

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

  • Intermediate experience with statistical analysis is preferred.

  • Facility with SAS and/or SPSS, Excel, Access and REDCap.

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

Working Setting

The position is located at the Mongan Institute at 100 Cambridge Street, 15th Floor, on the MGH campus.  

 

Application Information

Interested candidates should send letter of interest and CV, to Stephen Bartels MD, MS (SJBartels@MGH.Harvard.edu) and submit an application for the Post-doctoral Research Position at https://www.monganinstitute.org/jobs
 

Applications will be accepted immediately and will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

The Mongan Institute’s Health Policy Research Center and Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital (a Harvard teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School) seek a full-time Post-doctoral Research Fellow for 2-3 years. This post-doctoral research position will center primarily on state, local, and school policies addressing e-cigarette sales and use, with a focus on quantitative and mixed methods evaluations of policy implementation. The Fellow will join a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research team with deep expertise on tobacco policy, clinical science, implementation science, as well as qualitative and quantitative methods. Our multidisciplinary approach is designed to have maximum policy impact, informing the dissemination and implementation of feasible, effective e-cigarette control policies to maximize population health. This mentored research position is situated in the Mongan Institute where over 100 faculty and researchers conduct a robust array of projects in population and health care delivery science, many with a specific focus on health equity. The Mongan Institute is a rich academic environment with many seminars and professional development opportunities (see 
https://www.monganinstitute.org).


This position is funded by an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to Dr. Douglas Levy. The study aims to use modern methods of econometrics and statistics as well as mixed methods approaches to evaluate the impacts of e-cigarette policies across time and populations. The Fellow will participate with the team on project and data management, analyses, manuscript writing, and other dissemination activities, with opportunities to lead components of the work.
 

Opportunities and responsibilities include:

  • Participate as an active member of the research team evaluating e-cigarette policy implementation and related tobacco control and health behavior projects

  • Contribute to ongoing project and data management efforts

  • Develop and conduct analyses of study data

  • Prepare presentations and manuscripts for research dissemination

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor to monitor progress and resolve issues that arise

  • Work with a faculty mentor to develop plans for new projects and assist in grant 

  • applications

Required Training and Experience

  • Qualified applicants will hold a doctorate in health services research, health policy, health behavior, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field. A background in tobacco control research is desirable but not required.

  • Strong training and skills in working with large datasets, data management, statistical programming, and analysis are required. Experience with R or Stata are strongly preferred.

  • Successful candidates will have excellent skills in oral and written communication.

  • Evidence of strong doctoral work is required and a record of first-author publications in a relevant field will be prioritized.


 

Working Setting
The position is located at the MGH Mongan Institute,100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA.


Application Information
Interested candidates should send 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, and 3) two letters of 
recommendation sent directly from recommenders to: Douglas Levy, PhD at the MGH Vaping Policy Lab (MGH_Vaping_Policy_Lab@mgb.org). Applications will be accepted immediately and will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

The Rheumatology & Allergy Clinical Epidemiology Research Center (RACER) within the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology (DRAI) and the Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital is comprised of Harvard Medical School Research Faculty who direct a large portfolio of research funded by foundations, industry, the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  We are seeking an intellectually curious and highly organized individual with supervisory experience to serve as a Research Program and Project Manager. The candidate will work with an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, alongside collaborators from many institutions, including the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University, University of Texas Southwestern, and others.

 

RACER uses methods of clinical epidemiology, qualitative and survey research, implementation science, informatics, economics, and computer simulation modeling. Specific studies include large observational database research and research that includes enrollment of patients into cohort and clinical trial studies.  Primary conditions studied include drug allergy, vaccine allergy, vasculitis, and IgG4 related disease. The Research Program and Project Manager will play a key role in research program administration, including supervision of research activities, training, and staff, in addition to managing a designated portfolio of individual projects and potentially contributing to projects as a researcher, if interested.

 For more information regarding our group, please visit

https://www.monganinstitute.org/

https://allergyresearch.massgeneral.org/

https://researchers.mgh.harvard.edu/profile/2517463/Kimberly-Blumenthal

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Research Program Management

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

  • Coach and develop research assistants in co-mentor role

  • Work with recruiting team to recruit 1-2 new research assistants each year, develop on-boarding and training activities

  • Develop and implement supervision guidelines for faculty and fellows working with research assistants

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

  • Manage and participate in grant-writing, including the development of research administration documents

  • Keep team aware of research conferences and associated deadlines

Research Project Management

  • Work independently under the general direction of the faculty member

  • Coordinate all administrative aspects of projects

  • At project outset, clarify project goals, deliverables, tasks, timeline, and research team

  • Throughout project duration, plan, track, and report on project tasks, responsible parties, timelines, etc.

  • Delegate project tasks among project team

  • Lead project teams to take a more organized and concrete approach to projects

  • Ensure research quality by closely monitoring adherence to research protocols for each project in management portfolio

  • Serve as a liaison between team members at various sites

  • Develop a comprehensive manual of operating procedures

  • Help prepare grant progress reports and applications and related documents

  • Assist in preparation of slides for lectures and seminars

  • Conduct weekly meetings with collaborators

Regulatory Coordination

  • Assist in the preparation and submission of proposals and amendments to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Assist in coordination of a single IRB for multi-site NIH-funded research

  • Ensure protection of human subjects via adherence to all IRB-approved procedures and timely reporting

  • Coordinate and monitor IRB applications and reporting, including all applicable review dates and deadlines to prevent lapses in approval

  • Facilitate the transfer of research data between MGH and collaborating sites in accordance with applicable regulations and policies

  • Maintain electronic study binders to ensure compliance with applicable regulations

Research

  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data

  • Assist in abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation

  • Contribute directly to and/or lead scientific analysis, abstract submissions, and manuscript development for 1-2 projects at a time

Job qualifications include the following:

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

  • Master’s degree in clinical epidemiology, public health, public policy, management, or related field preferred but not required

  • Experience working with human subjects research in an MGB affiliated organization preferred but not required

 

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

Planning, Organizing, and Coordinating

  • Capacity to monitor and coordinate a complex research enterprise

  • Skilled in identifying opportunities to improve efficiency of research processes and procedures and subsequently execute improvements

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Capable of prioritizing among multiple requests from multiple individuals and able to change direction in response to fluctuating work environment

  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Team Management

  • Ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment

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

  • Interest in and proven record of managing and cultivating direct reports

  • Skilled in change management

Gets Results/Takes Initiative

  • High personal work standards and sense of urgency about results

  • Excellent ability to anticipate the needs of the group in a fast-paced environment

  • Keen ability to anticipate and solve problems proactively

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

  • Excellent ability to work effectively under pressure and within short time constraints

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

 

Communication Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to represent the investigators with the utmost professionalism and ability to build strong relationships inside and outside the group

  • Ability to clarify and distill complex issues to a variety of stakeholders

Analytical Skills

  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Rigorous academic and/or professional background including healthcare work

  • Basic familiarity with health outcomes/epidemiology research and/or clinical trials

 

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on need.

Working Conditions:

Duties will be carried out in a typical office environment with a hybrid schedule (2-3 days in the Boston-based office). Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.  There may be opportunities to travel to scientific meetings.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for providing daily supervision, guidance, and expertise for Research Assistants.

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