Current Employment Opportunities

1. RESEARCH SPECIALIST

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

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 the delivery of healthcare. 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 design and conduct of these studies must creatively blend rigorous research methods with the operational realities faced by organizations that deliver healthcare.

Functioning under the direction of the Executive Director and Strategic Program Manager for Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS), the Research Specialist assists in designing, planning and execution of trials conducted at the Center. The research specialist will help with day to day management of pragmatic trials and will contribute to design and analysis of trials, drafting reports, manuscripts (including co-authorship as appropriate), presentations, and grant writings. Using the principles of pragmatic trial design and behavioral science, the Research Specialist will work with internal and external investigators to successfully design, execute, analyze and report study findings to various stakeholders.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Participate in study design and protocol development.
2. Perform advanced data analysis, working closely with the Principal Investigator and other researchers.
3. Possess a solid understanding of the purpose, objective and goals of each trial.
4. Develops effective relationships with internal and external investigators to plan and execute clinical trials.
5. Coordinates and develops project related deliverables including project plans, PowerPoint presentations, status reports and meeting facilitation documents.
6. Presents updates, findings and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders as needed for assigned projects.
7. Contributes to interpretation of research data and results.
8. Contributes to scientific literature, journals, and oral presentations.
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
10. Participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process for new research protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• MS or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Behavioral Economics, Clinical Psychology, or a related field.
• At least 2 years of experience in the healthcare industry and population health management and consumer engagement.
• Strong interest in designing and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.
• Experience in research using large databases.
• Experience in collaborative and multi-stakeholder projects in the healthcare industry.
• Knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence are highly desired.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

The successful candidate will have experience designing, conducting and analyzing pragmatic clinical trials. Employing big data analytics and applied behavioral science are an added advantage. Strong project management/organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are necessary. Experience in the healthcare industry is required.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Roya Ghazinouri, PT, DPT, MS, Strategic Program Manager, at rghazinouri@bwh.harvard.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.

2. RESEARCH SPECIALIST

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Functioning under the direction of the principal investigators and other faculty members and working closely with faculty statisticians, the Research Specialist works independently to conduct high level, complex research studies in the areas of Pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology/biostatistics, and analytic methods. Contributes to scientific literature, reports, manuscripts (including co-authorship as appropriate), presentations, and grant writing. Work in close-knit, internationally known research unit of 15 faculty and 26 support staff.

PRINCIPLE 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 in health insurance claims data, analyses of validation studies or policy studies based on claims data, and simulation studies evaluating epidemiologic methods. The Research Specialist may also help analyze prospective research studies evaluating medication utilization. Contributes to the scientific literature through oral and poster presentations and published manuscripts with opportunities to develop methodologic research. Assists with grant proposals and project management, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• MS or equivalent degree in Biostatistics or related field; emphasis on methods and or pharmaco-epidemiology preferred
• Ideally 2 years of relevant experience
• Excellent knowledge of epidemiologic and causal inference methods; focus on Pharmacoepidemiology desirable
• Knowledge of R, SAS, or other statistical package for completing analyses
• Experience in research using large claims databases is preferred
• Experience in collaborative projects with clinical medicine is preferred
• Background in pharmaceuticals advantageous

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES 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 candidate must have the abilities to independently analyze complex epidemiologic claims data, to perform major database manipulation and statistical analyses in R, 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.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Jessica Franklin, PhD at jmfranklin@partners.org.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

3. FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The financial coordinator works under the direction of the Sr. Grants manager and Division Administrator on complex financial administration of grants and contract, including federal and non federal awards. The coordinator will help in the pre and post award phases including submission and management of projects. The coordinator will help prepare grants and contracts submissions, working on many of the required documents, including budgets, proposal forms, JITs, and others as needed. The financial coordinator will assist in the post grant and contract management, including reviewing financials, reviewing and submitting FFRs, preparing POs, subcontract management and internal financial reviews.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Pre-award grants grant financial management (50%)
May assist with the compilation of grant applications to various awarding agencies. Works closely with the PIs as well as with the Division’s Sr. Grants Administrator to ensure timely submission of applications, progress reports and other required documents. This position is a key team member in the submission process. Responsible for preparing and reviewing budgets and transferring information into sponsor forms, works to review effort distribution ahead of submission, and addresses any issues as they arise.

2. Post-award grant financial management (25%)
Provides follow-up with SR. Grant Administrator for financial expenditures, insuring that all paperwork is provided as appropriate for each expense to pass a financial audit and in keeping with the sponsor guidelines. Reconciles portfolio of projects and troubleshoots problems identified during the process. . Helps to reconcile grant and project monthly expenses. Responsible for grant specific post-award activities related to purchases (buyer for Section of Clinical Sciences). Prepares travel expense reports, check requests and petty cash forms. Helps keep track of yearly reporting to funding agencies

3. Manages purchasing and invoicing – (15%)
Interacts with Materials Management, Accounts Payable, and all other relevant departments to prepare and submit internal and external invoices. Responsible for submitting appropriate paperwork specific to each account and expense and maintaining financial files as required by federal, state and agency guidelines. Monitors expenditures and maintains timely renewal of standing orders and service contracts.

4. Reporting – (10%)
Prepares reports from BWH systems, including Insight, Peoplesoft, Infoed, Microstratigies, and others as needed

5. All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• At least 3+ years of relevant experience
• Strong interpersonal/ communication skills
• Knowledge of NIH and foundation grant processes and other funding agencies
• Demonstrated ability to be organized and flexible under deadline pressures
• Experience with Excel, Adobe and Microsoft Word
• Willingness to take on new challenges in a changing funding environment
• Strong attention to detail/financial spreadsheets and systems
• BWH experience desired

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

1. Must maintain highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and integrity.
2. Must be agile with use of numbers and attuned to financial analysis.
3. Must have strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills in dealing with principal investigators, providers and colleagues.
4. Must be team-oriented in dealing with multiple stakeholders and communication channels.
5. Must be resourceful in obtaining information when it is not readily available and in responding to unusual situations.
6. Must have ability to recognize problems, establish priorities and initiate appropriate responses.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Edith Rosario, Sr. Grants Manager at erosario1@partners.org.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

4. GRANTS COORDINATOR

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Reporting to and under the direction of the Sr. Grants Administrator, assists in management and coordination of a large portfolio of grants and contracts. Help coordinate annual reporting for projects and grants within strict deadlines. Assists with financial reports and help Principal Investigators monitor their expenses. Assists investigators with purchasing and travel expenses for their grants. Works closely with the Department Administrator (DA) on Special Projects.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. May assist with the compilation of grant applications to various awarding agencies. Works closely with the PIs as well as with the Division’s Sr. Grants Administrator to ensure timely submission of applications, progress reports and other required documents.
2. Provides follow-up with Grant Administrator and Division Administrator for financial expenditures, insuring that all paperwork is appropriate to each expense to pass a financial audit. Troubleshoots and resolves problems identified in the reconciliation process. Interacts with Materials Management, Accounts Payable, and other relevant departments.
3. Runs reports from various BWH systems and reviews expenses to reconcile grant and project monthly expenses.
4. Responsible for grant specific post-award activities related to purchases (buyer for Section of Clinical Sciences). Prepares travel expense reports, check requests and petty cash forms. Monitors expenditures and timely renewal of standing orders and service contracts. Responsible for submitting appropriate paperwork specific to each account and expense and maintaining financial files.
5. Helps keep track of yearly reporting to funding agencies
6. All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate with have a High School diploma (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) and at least 2 years of applicable work experience (grant experience preferred).

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

• Experience with Excel, Adobe and Microsoft Word
• Willingness to take on new challenges in a changing funding environment
• Strong attention to detail/financial spreadsheets and systems
• Demonstrated ability to be organized and flexible under deadline pressures
• Effective verbal and written communication
• Must be able to make independent, effective decisions in appropriate situations.
• Excellent organizational skills to ensure smooth functioning of the lab.
• Must possess aptitude for budget management.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Edith Rosario, Sr. Grants Manager at erosario1@partners.org.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

5. GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Grant Administrator/Grant Manager is responsible for the pre- and post- award management of a portfolio of complex grants and contracts within the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, in the Department of Medicine.

Pharmacoepidemiology has a unique and tight-knit culture where individuals are valued for their contributions. The Division is made-up of competent individuals, friendly and hard-working. We value collaboration, debates about process, frequent seminars and talks. Idealists with the experience, complexity–and enough free coffee–to really make a meaningful difference in the world. Our goal is to save thousands of lives and millions in wasted healthcare dollars, and improve patient outcomes. The Grant Administrator plays a critical role in our operations and would be a valued team member.

Primary responsibilities include working with Principal Investigators to develop, fully manage and coordinate the funding proposal preparation for new, continuing, and competing grant and contract applications; budget forecasting and cost assignment; ongoing monitoring of fund statements for erroneous issues and resolution of accounting problems/errors via journal entry or data changing; and functioning as liaison to federal and non-federal grantor agencies and subcontracting institutions. Maintain timely coordination and communication with involved parties regarding grants management issues. Oversee implementation of policies and procedures under the general direction of the Office of Research Management (pre-award) and the Office of Research Finance (Post-award). Serve as primary resource for Principal Investigators with respect to updates/changes in regulations and policies of grantor agencies.

The incumbent will report directly to the Division Administrator and will work closely with the assigned Principal Investigators and their support staff. The candidate is required to maintain a collaborative working relationship with the investigators, research fellows, administrative staff and all other related research personnel within the group and to maintain a constant and open communication with Division Administration.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Manage administrative and fiscal aspects of awarded projects, which require sensitivity to the needs of individual investigators, knowledge of sponsor, institutional and departmental requirements, ability to interpret sponsor requirements and competency in addressing all of the in-house systems and departments.
2. Work with Principal Investigators and support staff to coordinate all aspects of grants submission; prepares budgets and budget justification; ensures proposal compliance with Hospital and grantor policies and procedures, as well as those of subcontracting institutions.
3. Review expenditures for specific projects, including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, check request vouchers, travel advances, etc.
4. Ensure that the principal investigators conduct research projects with approvals from the IRB on an ongoing basis.
5. Maintain accounting systems for each investigator. This includes all accounting adjustments, and closeout of research accounts, taking into consideration specific reports to sponsors if applicable.
6. Manage Division grant activity calendars and work with grant team to ensure timely notification of required reports. Prepare Division portfolio reports for Division Administration.
7. Assist in maintaining records of grant related activities and to clean up database of sponsored activities. Provide accurate information for preparation of other support page and effort reports.
8. Any other activity as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and 1-2 yrs of directly related financial/grant experience.
• CRA certification preferred.
• Requires verbal, quantitative and interpersonal skills normally acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree.
• Requires knowledge of business, finance, and accounting practices normally acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCES REQUIRED:

• Experience and proven ability with post-award research administration and grants management activities preferred.
• Excellent organizational skills to manage many competing timetables and responsibilities.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with Division personnel, members of other BWH offices, and outside funding agencies (NIH, industry and foundations).
• Ability to work independently and to accept responsibility for complex and sensitive decision-making as it relates to the overall conduct of the Division.
• High degree of analytic ability to manage the financial aspects of the position.
• Knowledge of personal computers and the ability to operate word-processing, spreadsheet and database software. Experience with Excel with the ability to create and work with formulas.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to John Allen, MBA, Division Administrator at jallen24@partners.org.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

6. IS PROGRAMMER/ANALYST SR

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

SAS programmer for the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. Responsible for loading, documenting, and cleaning large and complex health care data sets, creating analytical data files, and running statistical analyses. Available to help investigators, junior researchers, and other staff with the use of data files within various clinical research projects.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Responsible for loading, validating, documenting, managing, and analyzing data for both internal and collaborative research projects.
2. Responsible for assisting with data storage and management issues around both new and ongoing projects within the Division.
3. Responsible for working with other research staff within the Division to help specify appropriate analytical data files for the research question under investigation.
4. Responsible for creating and carefully documenting all derived analytical data files so that they can be understood and used by other members of the research team.
5. Works with statisticians and researchers to implement the appropriate data analyses in SAS for a particular study. Uses additional statistical packages (S-Plus, Stata, etc.), or other high level programming languages as appropriate.
6. Documents and archives all aspects of analyses and data management.
7. Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Over 2 years of experience required, more than 5 years of experience with SAS programming in a health care environment preferred
• Proficiency with SAS/BASE (Data step programming) and SAS/SQL or other relational database software (e.g., Oracle)
• Experience with R is a plus
• Experience working with health care data
• Minimum Bachelors/Master’s preferred

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

• Attention to detail
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
• Experience working in a UNIX environment
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research team

ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS:

• Experience with statistical analysis and SAS/STAT procedures
• Experience with health care claims data
• Experience with relational database systems
• Graduate education in epidemiology, biostatistics, or computer science

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Raisa Levin at RLEVIN@partners.org and indicate where you saw the ad for this position.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.