Current Employment Opportunities

INSTRUCTOR

The Department of Medicine and the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital seeks a junior faculty member to join our program.

Applicants should have solid training in internal medicine or pharmacy as well as graduate training in epidemiology or biostatistics, and a developing record of achievement in research on the use and outcomes of medications. Extraordinary candidates with other backgrounds and a strong track record of research in pharmacoepidemiology or pharmacoeconomics will also be considered. An academic rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with experience, training and achievements. Clinicians may combine this position with part-time patient-care activities. The successful candidate will engage in teaching and mentoring students in the classroom and within the division.

Please send a c.v. and a cover letter describing your interest to Jerry Avorn, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, via e-mail at jobs@drugepi.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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RESEARCH COORDINATOR

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Working under the direction of the Division Administrator, and Faculty, the research coordinator is responsible for the organization, coordination, and conduct daily of Division activities related to non-clinical studies of medication utilization and other related research. The right individual will be responsible for the submission, renewal, update and tracking of the divisions data use agreements and IRBs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Works with PIs, research specialists to put together all of the required documentation for submission of a data use agreement and request for data from CMS
•Completes appropriate written procedures to access health care claims data, and collaborates with faculty on writing and maintaining all agreements for data usage. Responsible for assuring confidential shipping and handling of all Division data. Assists with related aspects of grant proposal writing.
•Works with PIs, research specialist to submit required documentation for new and renewals for the IRB. Monitors the regulatory status of 75+ active IRB protocols for the Division. Submits new studies, continuing reviews, and amendments to the IRB while carefully following all Partners Human Research policies and procedures and sponsor guidelines.
•Works closely with division administrator on a variety of managerial and administrative tasks related to the overall DUA and IRB submission and tracking process.
•Provides help to the Division Administrator, financial coordinator and Research Manager to issue and track payment for data purchases.
Candidate will be responsible to track data use by employees of the division. The individual will ensure that divisional procedures have been followed before access to data can be granted.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/BS required with at least 2 years of prior work experience. Competency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Access required. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities a must. Prior social science or medical research experience preferred. Ability to communicate with multiple levels of staff and to work effectively with others in a team environment. Experience desirable with human subjects and HIPAA regulations, ensuring compliance with Institutional Review Board requirements (IRB).

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

•BA/BS degree
•2-3 years of prior work experience
•Competency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Access
•Exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational skills
•Ability to manage multiple priorities
•Excellent problem solving experience
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•Teamwork and cooperation

SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED

•Experience managing and applying for DUAs and IRBs
•Attention to detail
•Timeliness

Professional Office Environment; Business casual; working with a tight-knit, helpful, hard-working group of friendly people (including more than 21 Harvard Medical School Faculty!)

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RESEARCH COORDINATOR C4HDS

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS) is recruiting a Research Coordinator to coordinate and participate in planning and execution of trials conducted at the Center.

The Center of Healthcare Delivery Science (C4HDS) is an academic research center in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Center activities focus on implementation science and, in specific, on the design and testing of innovative ways to engage patients and providers in using evidence in improving health and healthcare delivery. The Center’s work involves close collaborations between academic researchers and groups that deliver care, administer health insurance benefits and/or develop technologies for improving healthcare. The Center’s largest projects involve “real world” randomized controlled trials that seek to identify simple and scalable strategies for enhancing patient and provider engagement. The design and conduct of these studies must creatively blend rigorous research methods with the operational realities faced by organizations that deliver healthcare.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Research specific duties include:

1. Supports the research faculty and staff in all activities related to study design, protocol development, study execution and monitoring
2. Coordinates and develops project related deliverables including project plans, PowerPoint presentations, status reports and meeting facilitation documents
3. Maintains study related data and if needed performs data entry for different clinical trials
4. Presents updates, findings and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders as needed for assigned projects
5. Supports the development of scientific manuscripts, grant proposals and oral presentations
6. Performs other administrative duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

•BA/BS. Preferably healthcare related field
•At least 2-5 years of experience in the healthcare industry, preferably in an academic clinical research setting

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Expertise:
• Strong understanding of clinical trials and human research regulations. Preferably related to pragmatic clinical trials
• Experience in collaborative and multi-stakeholder projects in the healthcare industry
• Working knowledge of standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence are highly desired

Takes Initiative:
• Develops effective relationships with internal and external investigators to plan, execute and monitor clinical trials
• Demonstrates a strong work ethic and a desire to deliver work products in an efficient and timely manner.
• Demonstrates initiative particularly in ambiguous situations

Planning, Organizing and Coordinating:
• Possesses excellent time management skills
• Capable of prioritizing among multiple requests from multiple individuals and able to change direction in response to fluctuating work requirements
• Skilled in identifying opportunities to improve efficiency of research processes and procedures and subsequently execute improvements
• Cability to work both independently and as part of a team

Professional Office Environment; Business casual; working with a tight-knit, helpful, hard-working group of friendly people (including more than 21 Harvard Medical School Faculty!)

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Functioning under the direction of the principal investigators and other faculty members, the Research Specialist works independently to conduct high level, complex research study design and analysis in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology/biostatistics, and analytic methods. Contributes to scientific literature, reports, journals, manuscripts (including co-authorship as appropriate), presentations, and grant writing. Work in close-knit, internationally known research unit of 20 Harvard faculty and 40 support staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of principal investigators, assists in the designing, planning, and execution of analyses of therapeutic outcomes and adverse effects of drugs and other medical interventions, as well as simulation studies evaluating epidemiologic methods and validation studies in claims data; applying skills in biostatistics, epidemiologic methods, and health services research. Serves as an integral part of the research team, helps to analyze and interpret data findings, prepare summaries, reports and presentations based on analysis and results. The Research Specialist will also help oversee large prospective quality improvement trials being conducted to improve long-term medication adherence and health outcomes. The Research Specialist will work with the principal investigators to review available clinical evidence. Contributes to the scientific literature through oral and poster presentations and published manuscripts. Assists with grant proposals and project management, as needed.

Specific duties include:

1. Researches, develops, designs and executes and interprets research data
2. Contributes to interpretation of research data and results
3. Contributes to scientific literature, journals, and oral presentations
4. Participate in study design and protocol development
5. Participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process for new research protocols
6. Take part in design and writing of grant proposals and grant material
7. Compose and present sections of research reports and manuscripts
8. Perform advanced data analysis, working closely with the Principal Investigator and other researchers
9. Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

• MS/MD/PHD/PharmD or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field; emphasis on methods and or pharmaco-epidemiology preferred; healthcare-related doctoral degree a plus
• Ideally 10 plus years of relevant experience
• Excellent knowledge of epidemiologic methods; focus on Pharmacoepidemiology desirable
• Experience in research using large claims databases
• Experience in collaborative projects with clinical medicine is preferred
• Knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence are highly desired
• Background in pharmaceuticals is advantageous

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

The successful candidate will have very good methodologic and analytic skills in epidemiology to help implement these research projects, with knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology an added advantage. The study of large longitudinal claims data and the analysis of correlated discrete data structures requires experience and substantial skills in this research. The candidate must have the abilities to independently design and analyze complex epidemiologic claims data analyses, to perform major database manipulation and statistical analyses in SAS or other statistical package, and to draft study reports for funding agencies. Strong time management/organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are necessary. An understanding of clinical medicine is an advantage but not required. Familiarity with pharmaceuticals is desirable.
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JUNIOR RESEARCH SPECIALIST

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Functioning under the direction of the principal investigators and other faculty members, the Research Specialist works independently to conduct high level, complex research study design and analysis in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology/biostatistics, and analytic methods. Contributes to scientific literature, reports, journals, manuscripts (including co-authorship as appropriate), presentations, and grant writing. Work in close-knit, internationally known research unit of 20 Harvard faculty and 40 support staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of principal investigators, assists in the designing, planning, and execution of analyses of therapeutic outcomes and adverse effects of drugs and other medical interventions, as well as simulation studies evaluating epidemiologic methods and validation studies in claims data; applying skills in biostatistics, epidemiologic methods, and health services research. Serves as an integral part of the research team, helps to analyze and interpret data findings, prepare summaries, reports and presentations based on analysis and results. The Research Specialist will also help oversee large prospective quality improvement trials being conducted to improve long-term medication adherence and health outcomes. The Research Specialist will work with the principal investigators to review available clinical evidence. Contributes to the scientific literature through oral and poster presentations and published manuscripts. Assists with grant proposals and project management, as needed.

Specific duties include:

1. Researches, develops, designs and executes and interprets research data
2. Contributes to interpretation of research data and results
3. Contributes to scientific literature, journals, and oral presentations
4. Participate in study design and protocol development
5. Participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process for new research protocols
6. Take part in design and writing of grant proposals and grant material
7. Compose and present sections of research reports and manuscripts
8. Perform advanced data analysis, working closely with the Principal Investigator and other researchers
9. Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

• MS or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field; emphasis on methods and or pharmaco-epidemiology preferred; healthcare-related doctoral degree a plus
• Ideally 2 years of relevant experience
• Excellent knowledge of epidemiologic methods; focus on Pharmacoepidemiology desirable
• Experience in research using large claims databases
• Experience in collaborative projects with clinical medicine is preferred
• Knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence are highly desired
• Background in pharmaceuticals is advantageous

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

The successful candidate will have very good methodologic and analytic skills in epidemiology to help implement these research projects, with knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology an added advantage. The study of large longitudinal claims data and the analysis of correlated discrete data structures requires experience and substantial skills in this research. The candidate must have the abilities to independently design and analyze complex epidemiologic claims data analyses, to perform major database manipulation and statistical analyses in SAS or other statistical package, and to draft study reports for funding agencies. Strong time management/organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are necessary. An understanding of clinical medicine is an advantage but not required. Familiarity with pharmaceuticals is desirable.
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RESEARCH ASSISTANT I (Job #3055854)

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Working under the direction of the Research Manager, Division Chief, and faculty of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, the Research Assistant is responsible for the daily organization, coordination, and conduct of activities related to studies of the safe and effective use of medications in a variety of contexts. The Division’s research is neither clinical nor bench science, and is conducted in an office setting with minimal patient interaction.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The typical Research Assistant’s duties are a combination of research and operational tasks. Research tasks include, but are not limited to, data management and manipulation (MS Excel, statistical software), data entry and monitoring, inquiries on various policy initiatives, performing literature searches, generating graphs, figures and presentations, gathering research materials for ongoing and future research projects (i.e. manuscript and grant proposal writing) and other duties as needed. Operational tasks ensure that the work in the entire Division as well as individual projects run efficiently. These include a variety project and office management elements (scheduling, meeting organization, website and mailing list support, general office support, administrative support). Research Manager coordinates and monitors assignments. Assigned projects will vary in type and amount of work required as well as duration; assignments can be individual or shared with other Research Assistants on the team. Teamwork is highly supported and encouraged.

Prospective start date is in the spring/summer 2018 and a two-year commitment is preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

• BA/BS degree
• Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment and learn quickly
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
• Ability to use independent judgment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, telephone and email etiquette

Requirements and other details are posted at the Partners HealthCare Careers portal http://www.partners.org/careers/system-job-search.aspx (search by Job number above). You can apply directly through the postal or send your resume directly to ykleyner@bwh.harvard.edu
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RESEARCH ASSISTANT I C4HDS

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

The Center of Healthcare Delivery Science (C4HDS), www.c4hds.org , is an academic research center in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Center’s activities focus on implementation science and, in specific, on the design and testing of innovative ways to engage patients and providers in healthcare delivery. Unlike typical research groups, the Center’s work involves close collaborations between academic researchers and groups that deliver care, administer health insurance benefits and/or develop technologies for improving healthcare. The Center’s largest projects involve “real world” randomized controlled trials that seek to identify simple and scalable strategies for enhancing patient and provider engagement.
The Center is looking for a Research Assistant to join its growing team. This is a unique opportunity for individuals interested in health care delivery to join a robust academic research center focused on designing cutting edge care delivery models to improve care and change health policy. The Center Research Assistant will report directly to the Center’s Strategic Program Manager and its Executive Director, Dr. Niteesh Choudhry. This individual will be involved in preparation, implementation and coordination of CHDS research protocols in addition to tasks related to organizational and operational growth of the Center.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Development and implementation of clinical research studies in collaboration with Center’s faculty, fellows and administrative staff.
•Assist Center faculty and leadership team in planning, scheduling and implementation of day to day activities related to Center’s growth and research initiatives.
•Assist in collecting and reporting data related to study protocols.
•Prepare weekly and monthly reports that track project progress.
•Perform literature searches and syntheses.
•Organize project meetings as well as record and distribute meeting minutes to the involved parties.
•Coordinate administrative tasks between investigators, ancillary departments, sponsoring organizations and regulatory bodies.
•Assist in manuscript preparation and submission to academic journals.
•Submit all IRB protocols and amendments; maintain regulatory binders.
•Establish and maintain ClinicalTrials.gov records for relevant studies.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/BS required. Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities, think independently while at the same time demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to work as a productive member of a team are important for this role. Flexibility and demonstrated competence in assessing priorities, managing a variety of activities in a time sensitive environment and meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality is a must. Competency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint is required; familiarity with MS Access and/or Illustrator is preferred. Prior social science or medical research experience is preferred, and epidemiology and/or biostatistics exposure is a plus. We are looking for a two year commitment beginning early summer 2018.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

•BA/BS degree
•Excellent organizational skills
•Strong analytical skills
•Ability to work as a team member and independently
•Ability to manage multiple priorities
•Excellent communication skills
•Attention to detail
•Ability to think independently and take initiative
•Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint; knowledge of MS Access and/or Illustrator preferred

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