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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. 

Implementation Research Scientist - 3149202

Co-Director of the Mongan Institute Implementation Research Program

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

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 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. 

Administrative Coordinator - 3150654

Co-Director of the Mongan Institute Implementation Research Program

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

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 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. 

Clinical Research Coordinator - 3144763

Through the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the Cancer Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) Program is recruiting a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to join its multidisciplinary team.  Working with a diverse group of oncologists, palliative care clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, and other specialists, the clinical research coordinator will assist with collaborative studies in supportive care.  The specific focus for this position will be to help coordinate a range of supportive care projects and program initiatives.

The clinical research coordinator will assume responsibility for study coordination. This role includes: recruiting patients in both inpatient units and outpatient clinics; administering screening instruments, interviews, and surveys with patients; managing data; corresponding with the Internal Review Board (IRB) and other regulatory groups; assisting with preparation of manuscripts, protocols, and grants; and completing other special projects in collaboration with principal investigators. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Managing multiple studies and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of study procedures

  • Verifying patient eligibility for studies via medical record reviews

  • Recruiting patients for study participation and obtaining informed consent

  • Coordinating study visits with patients and oncology providers

  • Performing data collection (e.g., face-to-face surveys, chart reviews) and data quality assurance checks

  • Monitoring study inventory and purchasing supplies

  • Maintaining study data using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) or other programs

  • Preparing study reports, annual reviews, and Institutional Review Board documentation

  • Monitoring and evaluating protocol compliance

  • Assisting with data analysis and preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations

Qualified applicants should have a willingness and ability to learn about conducting studies in diverse medical settings, be able to work independently, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and have an interest in working with people with serious illnesses (often with poor prognoses).

Additionally, qualified applicants should be comfortable working in a team-oriented environment, often reporting to multiple principal investigators and collaborating with other clinical research coordinators. Ideal candidates will have an attention to detail, the ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines, and strong interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. While not mandatory, proficiencies in analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVivo) and skills in statistical programming are beneficial.           

                                        

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferentially focusing in the social or health sciences.  This is an ideal position for individuals interested in applying to graduate or medical school. 

Previous experience in research is preferred.  A background or interest in psychology, medicine, nursing or public health is preferred, but not required.  

Please complete the online application providing both a cover letter and resume.

The ideal start date for this position is June 2021.

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).

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

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

Post-doctoral Fellow (Aging Research) - 3112800

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Medical Practice Evaluation Center is comprised of Harvard Medical School Research Faculty who direct a large portfolio of National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical research. The multi-disciplinary research program spans cost-effectiveness modeling, clinical trials, social science and translational research, and has an over-arching mission of improving health and quality of life for global populations. By leveraging the 200-year legacy of leadership and innovation at MGH and long-standing, bidirectional global partnerships, MGH Global Health and its partners employ a generation-spanning perspective to enhance care for the world’s most vulnerable populations and to identify and develop future leaders in global health academics.

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

The candidate should be highly collaborative, with substantial experience in quantitative methods, independent data analysis, and writing. Primary responsibilities will include academic productivity such as quantitative data analysis, manuscript production, and dissemination of findings. The position will include occasional travel to Uganda where study data collection is ongoing. The incumbent will utilize scientific experience to serve as a co-mentor and participate in capacity building for African scientists. The position will include opportunities for leadership in analysis and manuscript writing, and candidates interested in leveraging this position to launch an independent research career in academic research will be prioritized. There are multiple possibilities for interaction with other researchers at the MGH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as well as partnership with our international research collaborators.      

**When applying, please include both a cover letter and CV.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

  • Preparation and publication of abstracts, posters, and manuscripts

  • Provide technical support to foreign colleagues and junior scientists

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

  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data

  • Prepare slides for conference presentations, lectures, and seminars

  • Assist with preparation and submission of grants

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

  • Conduct weekly meetings with domestic and international collaborators

  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Job qualifications include the following:

  • Doctoral or Master’s degree in epidemiology, global health, or quantitative research with excellent academic record

  • Minimum of 4 years research experience (inclusive of graduate studies)

  • Prior epidemiologic field work required, with preference for work in global settings

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Superior writing, presentation, and organizational skills, as well as a track record of timely completion of grants and contracts

  • Stata or R computational ability required

  • Experience with REDCap database design and implementation preferred

  • Previous experience in human research studies is required

  • Experience working as a team; cultural sensitivity and experience working with people from different cultures

  • Capacity to organize and analyze large amounts of data

  • Proficiency with the standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel) as well as the ability to learn new computer applications

  • Intellectual independence and initiative

  • Career interest in academic or programmatic public health, epidemiology, and/or global health preferred

  • Prior experience on clinical studies of non-communicable disease and/or aging (such as measurement of quality of life, frailty, physical functioning, wellbeing, and independence) preferred

  • Training in mixed and/or qualitative research methods is a plus

  • Excellent English language (spoken and written) skills

  • Willingness to travel to Uganda for at least 2 weeks at a time