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. 

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellow - 3134514

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 health care 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 services for adults with complex needs (physical and mental health conditions) with specific attention to addressing health disparities and advancing health equity. This position will work directly with the Director of the Mongan Institute (Dr. Bartels) who is also 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.   

Among the areas of focus of this position will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research team on a recently funded large research project to determine and implement best practices in the prevention of COVID-19 for adults with serious mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff providing care in congregate living settings. This two- year study funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will determine the most effective approaches to reducing COVID-19 risk and improving outcomes for these highly vulnerable populations, and for the staff who provide care.  In addition to a hybrid type-2 effectiveness-implementation study, the research team will also work to develop approaches to address COVID-19 health disparities that may be associated with race, ethnicity, and degree of disability. For study details see: https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2020/best-practices-prevent-covid-19-illness-staff-and-people-serious-mental and https://www.massgeneral.org/news/coronavirus/research/mongan-study-covid-mental-illness-developmental-disabilities.  This position will also have access to engage in analyses and team writing of research manuscripts of other recently completed implementation research studies, as well as contributing to future grant proposals.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Participate as an active member of the research team on a hybrid type-2 effectiveness-implementation research project

  • 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

  • Give presentations about research findings

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

  • Work with 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; 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, Power Point).

Clinical Research Coordinator I - 3134531

The Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) (https://www.monganinstitute.org/) seeks to hire a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I (CRC I) to assist in a recently funded large research project to determine and implement best practices in the prevention of COVID-19 for adults with serious mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff providing care in congregate living settings funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). A team of researchers spanning several centers at the Mongan Institute will partner with behavioral health organizations, patients, families, state agencies, and advocacy groups, in a two-year study to determine the most effective approaches to reducing COVID-19 risk and improving outcomes for these highly vulnerable populations, and for the staff who provide care.  In addition to conducting surveys and conducting large data set analysis and simulation modeling of best practices, this project will engage stakeholders from a variety of organizations to select optimal best practices followed by a study of effectiveness and implementation involving 400 group homes with 2000 residents and 3000 staff in Massachusetts.  In addition to determining the effectiveness of tailoring approaches to the specific needs of people with serious mental illness and developmental and intellectual disabilities, the study team will also work to develop approaches that address COVID-19 health disparities that may be associated with race, ethnicity, and degree of disability. Findings from this study will be broadly disseminated. For details see:  https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2020/best-practices-prevent-covid-19-illness-staff-and-people-serious-mental and https://www.massgeneral.org/news/coronavirus/research/mongan-study-covid-mental-illness-developmental-disabilities.

The CRC I will work closely with the senior project director (Dr. Levison) and senior project manager to assume the leading role in the execution of the goals, tasks, and milestones of this this large, multifaceted study. Interested applicants are advised to send a resume and cover letter.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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

  • 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

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required: 

  • BA/BS 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. 

  • 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 minimum of a 2-year commitment

  • Intellectual independence and initiative

Clinical Research Program/Project Manager - 3135108

The Mongan Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a full-time Project Manager for a recently funded large research project to determine and implement best practices in the prevention of COVID-19 for adults with serious mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff providing care in congregate living settings funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). A team of researchers spanning several centers at the Mongan Institute will partner with behavioral health organizations, patients, families, state agencies, and advocacy groups, in a two-year study to determine the most effective approaches to reducing COVID-19 risk and improving outcomes for these highly vulnerable populations, and for the staff who provide care.  In addition to conducting surveys and conducting large data set analysis and simulation modeling of best practices, this project will engage stakeholders from a variety of organizations to select optimal best practices followed by a study of effectiveness and implementation involving 400 group homes with 2000 residents and 3000 staff in Massachusetts.  In addition to determining the effectiveness of tailoring approaches to the specific needs of people with serious mental illness and developmental and intellectual disabilities, the study team will also work to develop approaches that address COVID-19 health disparities that may be associated with race, ethnicity, and degree of disability. Findings from this study will be broadly disseminated. For study details see: https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2020/best-practices-prevent-covid-19-illness-staff-and-people-serious-mental and https://www.massgeneral.org/news/coronavirus/research/mongan-study-covid-mental-illness-developmental-disabilities

The project manager will work closely with the co-principal investigators (Drs. Bartels and Skotko) and senior project director (Dr. Levison) within the Mongan Institute to assume the leading role in team administration and in the execution of the goals, tasks, and milestones of this this large, multifaceted study.  For details on the Mongan Institute see:  https://www.monganinstitute.org/.  Interested applicants are advised to send a resume and cover letter. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Under the direct supervision of the study’s co-principal investigators and senior project director the project manager will:

  • Manage to successful timely completion of Project Milestones set by the PCORI and reviewed by the project leadership and PCORI project officers on a monthly basis.

  • Develop and maintain project management and measurement systems to manage work flow to achieve these milestones, and ensure that the team meets deadlines;

  • Coordinate communication and weekly research activities across project team members;

  • Identify challenges to smooth conduct of the study activities and suggest solutions to move the work forward;

  • Work with the Principal Investigators and Senior Project Director and with other staff to assure that IRB applications are submitted in a timely way; oversee compliance with Human Subjects Research requirements, continuing review and amendments

  • Oversee coordination and collaborative tasks with the research staff and community partners, consumer groups and stakeholders in Massachusetts involved in the project.

  • Assist in preparing progress reports and other materials required by the funder(s)

  • Assist in analyzing study results and preparing scholarly materials about the study for presentations and publication.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required: 

  • Personal skills include being:  highly organized and detail oriented; able to take initiative, prioritize tasks for a large complex project, multitask, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as independently under the supervision of the Principal Investigators and Project Director;

  • Excellent project management skills:

  • Excellent problem solving skills;

  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication, ability to interact effectively with health professionals, vendors, consultants

  • Facility with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Experience with literature reviews and bibliographic management software such as RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote

  • Ability to organize meetings, travel to project sites and conferences, and be respectful of time of meeting participants.

Experience Required: 

  • Master’s or PhD degree in health services research, health policy research, or intervention research.

  • 5+ years of experience in multiple roles in health care, including demonstrated experience working with health care teams, practices and professionals

  • Minimum 3 years experience in health care research project management in an academic institution, research organization or academic medical center required;  post-Master’s degree work experience in health care strongly preferred

  • Work in research or evaluation setting, including project management, required

  • Human subjects training, certification, and experience with IRB required.

Senior Data Analyst - 3135110

The Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full-time Senior Data Analyst to support the research activities under Dr. Stephen Bartels. The Senior Data 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, the Senior Data Analyst will play a key role in conducting research analyses. The Senior Data Analyst will work collaboratively with a dynamic team of investigators, including health services researchers, clinicians, and biostatisticians, as needed. The Senior Data Analyst will be responsible for translating research questions into analytic plans; analyzing data; conducting valid statistical tests and statistical models; and assisting with data visualization and communicating findings in presentations and manuscripts. The initial primary focus will be establishing a data management platform, overseeing data management, and executing analyses for a large, recently funded to determine and implement best practices in the prevention of COVID-19 for adults with serious mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities and the staff providing care in congregate living settings funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  In addition to conducting surveys and conducting large data set analysis and simulation modeling of best practices, this project will engage stakeholders from a variety of organizations to select optimal best practices followed by a study of effectiveness and implementation involving 400 group homes with 2000 residents and 3000 staff in Massachusetts.  In addition to determining the effectiveness of tailoring approaches to the specific needs of people with serious mental illness and developmental and intellectual disabilities, the study team will also work to develop approaches that address COVID-19 health disparities that may be associated with race, ethnicity, and degree of disability. For details see:  https://www.pcori.org/research-results/2020/best-practices-prevent-covid-19-illness-staff-and-people-serious-mental and https://www.massgeneral.org/news/coronavirus/research/mongan-study-covid-mental-illness-developmental-disabilities.

The Senior Data Analyst will oversee data analyses, codebook development and data cleaning for a large PCORI funded study along with other related studies. The candidate will be responsible for setting up data systems, communicating information from the data analysts to the research assistants, and ensuring 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. The Senior Data Analyst will work on various data-focused tasks including, but not limited to data cleaning, data harmonization, data quality control, and data analysis and interpretation (e.g. multivariate regression analyses, survival analyses, etc.).  In addition, the Senior Data Analyst will generate data reports and analysis as needed to inform project planning. The manager/analyst will also 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 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.

  • Experience in data management or/and statistical analysis in a research setting.
    Excellent attention to detail

  • Intermediate experience with statistical analysis. 

  • Familiarity with SAS preferred as well as experience with R, Python, or similar programming languages. 

  • Basic knowledge of computer programs used for data entry such as SPSS, Excel or Access. Strong programming skills.

  • 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.

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

Community Based Research Coordinator

The Community Based Research Coordinator will participate in a COVID 19 research project led by prominent researchers at MGH, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This study joins together federal funding, researchers, and six leading human service providers to reduce COVID-19 incidence, illness, and mortality among people with disabilities living in group homes. To this end, the study will compare the effectiveness of Screening, Isolation, Contact Tracing, and Personal Protective Practices used in group homes throughout eastern MA. Based upon results of computer modeling to simulate the spread of Covid 19 in group homes, research staff will design Tailored Best Practices to improve outcomes. The Coordinator will assist with data collection among the provider organizations and identify participants, recruit for and facilitate all workgroups and advisory groups in conjunction with MGH researchers.

Community Based Research Coordinator also:

  •  Assists with data collection among the six provider organizations on COVID-19 incidence, testing, screening, isolation, contract tracing, and PPE practices in their group homes. 

  •  Identifies and recruits residents, family members, and front-line staff for the workgroups which will be formed to ensure stakeholder involvement in the project. 

  •  Supports residents, family members, and staff during the workgroups and advisory groups, to include addressing technology needs to access virtual sessions. 

  •  Facilitates workgroups and advisory groups in conjunction with MGH researchers. 

  •  Collects and synthesizes feedback from the workgroups on: o Tailored Best Practices (TBPs) related to Screening (testing for active Covid 19 virus or antibodies for past infection), Isolation (within the group home or in an alternative care setting for infected individuals); Contact Tracing (staff and/or residents), and Personal Protective Practices (hand hygiene, physical distancing, use of face masks) 

  •  Training content and processes developed related to TBPs 

  •  Develops aggregate study results from workgroup and advisory group feedback to disseminate to key stakeholder audiences participating in the study including residents, family members of residents, residential staff and managers, advocacy organizations, provider-based organizations, DMH, DDS, and EOHHS. 

  •  Contributes to the development of training materials and facilitates their review by the workgroups and advisory groups. 

  •  Performs other related duties, as assigned. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum three years' experience in human services, quality improvement, or research preferred.

  •  Bachelor's degree or Master's Degree in related field preferred; A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

  •  Driving is a requirement for this position using a personal vehicle. If using a personal vehicle, you must possess and maintain adequate insurance as well as maintain a safe driving record which is subject to annual checks.

  •  A valid driver's license must be presented at the time of employment. Incumbents must be at least 21 years of age, have maintained a valid US driver's license for at least one year, and must be able to pass a driver's screening background check.

  •  Ability to collaborate as a member of cross-functional teams 

  •  Ability to be flexible, open, and responsive to potential study shifts 

  •  Ability to articulate and communicate the aims of the study, study protocols, and intended results verbally and in writing 

  •  Possess effective organizational, analytical, and communication skills 

  •  Ability to effectively represent the organization in a variety of circumstances and forums 

  •  Ability to identify opportunities and obstacles and develop effective, creative solutions 

  •  Ability to balance competing priorities and make independent judgments and decisions

  •  Ability to effectively recruit, engage, and support stakeholders in workgroups

To apply, visit the link below and search "Community Based Research Coordinator" or ID#19862.

Research and Quality Manager

The Research and Quality Manager will participate in a COVID 19 research and implementation project led by prominent researchers at MGH, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This study joins together federal funding, researchers, and six leading human service providers to reduce COVID-19 incidence, illness, and mortality among people with disabilities living in group homes. To this end, the study will compare the effectiveness of Screening, Isolation, Contact Tracing, and Personal Protective Practices used in group homes throughout eastern MA. Based upon results of computer modeling to simulate the spread of Covid 19 in group homes, infectious disease experts will design Tailored Best Practices to improve outcomes.

The Research and Quality Manager will lead a team of Research and Quality Specialists to provide implementation coaching of these Tailored Best Practices in 400 randomized group homes, conduct Fidelity Reviews, and analyze data.

The Research and Quality Manager also:

  • Leads a team of three Research and Quality Specialists to teach Tailored Best Practices (TBPs) to managers and staff of 400 group homes related to Screening (testing for active Covid 19 virus or antibodies for past infection), Isolation (within the group home or in an alternative care setting for infected individuals); Contact Tracing (staff and/or residents), and Personal Protective Practices (hand hygiene, physical distancing, use of face masks).

  • Supervises the day-to-day activities of the Specialists; trains and evaluates them.

  • Ensures the coaching of TBPs strictly follows research protocols.

  • Supervises the instruction of a newly adapted 3-module Covid self-management program to group home staff and residents.

  •  Develops materials and conducts presentations to introduce the study to senior staff and managers of group homes within the six partner human service organizations.

  • Coordinates with group home managers and organization representatives to develop systems for delivering TBPs coaching within their settings.

  • Responds to potential shifts in investment in one set of preventive interventions to another when determined by research staff to be more effective.

  • Creates systems for and supervises the administration of the Covid 19 Best Practices Fidelity Measure to determine the adoption (acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibly), reach (percentage of group homes with fidelity to the practices), and maintenance (percentage of group homes that maintain fidelity to practices over 15 months) of TBPs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree in related field preferred.

  • Three to five years' experience in human services, quality improvement, or research preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

  • Possess ability to collaborate as a member of cross-functional teams and manage and supervise staff

  • Possess ability to be flexible, open, and responsive to potential study shifts

  • Be able to effectively articulate and communicate the aims of the study, study protocols and intended results verbally and in writing

  • Demonstrate strong organizational, analytical, presentation, and communication skills

  • Able to identify opportunities and obstacles and develop effective, creative solutions. Must be able to balance competing priorities and make independent judgments and decisions

  •  Driving is a requirement for this position using a personal vehicle. If using a personal vehicle, you must possess and maintain adequate insurance as well as maintain a safe driving record which is subject to annual checks.

  • A valid driver's license must be presented at the time of employment. Incumbents must be at least 21 years of age, have maintained a valid US driver's license for at least one year, and must be able to pass a driver's screening background check.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, and driving record check.

 

To apply, visit the link below and search "Research and Quality Manager" or ID#19860.

Research and Quality Specialist

The Research and Quality Specialist will participate in a COVID 19 research project led by prominent researchers at MGH, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This study joins together federal funding, researchers, and six leading human service providers to reduce COVID-19 incidence, illness, and mortality among people with disabilities living in group homes. To this end, the study will compare the effectiveness of Screening, Isolation, Contact Tracing, and Personal Protective Practices used in group homes throughout eastern MA. Based upon results of computer modeling to simulate the spread of Covid 19 in group homes, infectious disease experts will design Tailored Best Practices to improve outcomes. The Research and Quality Specialist will provide implementation coaching of these Tailored Best Practices in 400 randomized group homes, conduct Fidelity Reviews, and analyze data. 

The Research and Quality Specialist also:

  • Teaches Tailored Best Practices (TBPs) to managers and staff of 400 group homes related to Screening (testing for active Covid 19 virus or antibodies for past infection), Isolation (within the group home or in an alternative care setting for infected individuals), Contact Tracing (staff and/or residents), and Personal Protective Practices (hand hygiene, physical distancing, use of face masks). 

  • Ensures the coaching of TBPs strictly follows research protocols. 

  • Instructs group home staff and residents to use a newly adapted 3-module Covid self-management program. 

  • Coordinates with group home managers and organization representatives to develop systems for delivering TBPs coaching within their settings. 

  • Responds to potential shifts in investment in one set of preventive interventions to another when determined by MGH experts to be more effective. 

  • Administers the Covid 19 Best Practices Fidelity Measure to determine the adoption (acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibly), reach (percentage of group homes with fidelity to the practices), and maintenance (percentage of group homes that maintain fidelity to practices over 15 months) of TBPs. 

  • Consults with partner organizations to identify barriers and facilitators to implementation of TBPs and creates tools and supports to address barriers and maximize facilitators in junction with supervisors and researchers. 

  • Contributes to data collection and analysis and the development of aggregate study results to disseminate to key stakeholder audiences participating in the study including residents, family members of residents, residential staff and managers, advocacy organizations, provider-based organizations, DMH, DDS, and EOHHS. 

  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

  •  Three to five years' experience in human services, quality improvement, or research preferred.

  •  Bachelor's or master's degree in related field preferred; A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 

  •  Be able to effectively articulate and communicate the aims of the study, study protocols, and intended results verbally 

  •  Possess effective organizational, analytical, and communication skills 

  •  Ability to be flexible, open, and responsive to potential study shifts

  •  Driving is a requirement for this position using a personal vehicle. If using a personal vehicle, you must possess and maintain adequate insurance as well as maintain a safe driving record which is subject to annual checks. 

  •  A valid driver's license must be presented at the time of employment. Incumbents must be at least 21 years of age, have maintained a valid US driver's license for at least one year, and must be able to pass a driver's screening background check. 

  • Must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, and driving record check.

To apply, visit the link below and search "Research and Quality Specialist" or ID#19861.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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