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Job Title: Research Methodologist
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Organization: Ariadne Labs
Posted: 2/16/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
Position Description: We seek an early career PhD-level researcher with interest in health systems research and skills in research design, statistics, implementation science, and statistical programming. We are looking for an independent thinker who works well in teams, collaborates well with people from other disciplines, and brings curiosity and high standards to the scientific enterprise.

Although the researcher will frequently work independently, s/he will be supported by Ariadne’s scientific leadership, and will join a cohesive team of statistical analytic staff, data architects, research assistants, and program managers. As part of the Labs’ matrix structure, the researcher will sit on the Data Science team on the Science & Technology platform and will work with clinical research teams in a variety of health domains, such as surgical safety, palliative care, safe childbirth, and primary health care.

We welcome applicants with backgrounds in public health, epidemiology, health policy, biostatistics, or related fields. A cover letter is required.

Principal duties and responsibilities

Working closely with clinical colleagues, support research projects with methodological and statistical expertise

Construct scientifically rigorous study designs that meet clinical needs, ethical review, feasibility requirements, financial constraints, and publication standards

Write methods sections for grant applications, study protocols, manuscripts, and IRB submissions

Develop and carry out analytic plans for existing and new datasets, including diagnostic, descriptive, and inferential analyses as needed

Communicate scientific results in various venues

Collaborate with scientific colleagues on operating and developing the Data Science team and the Science & Technology platform

Mentor research assistants and project coordinators

Contribute to the overall scientific integrity of Ariadne Labs

Qualifications: PhD (or comparable terminal degree) in public health, epidemiology, health policy, statistics, or related field 3-5 years’ relevant postdoctoral experience Statistical programming skills (SAS preferred. Stata, SPSS, R, or similar package acceptable)

Familiarity or experience with health systems research, implementation science, adaptive trial design, or related methods

Familiarity or experience with data management and HIPAA regulations

Excellent communication skills in English

Intellectual flexibility, curiosity, and willingness to learn

Preferred qualifications and skills:

Familiarity with systems science or complex systems

Training or experience in behavioral economic research

Skill in literature reviews and content synthesis

Experience collaborating with clinicians

Experience working in a matrix environment

Experience with IRB relations or human subject protections

Data visualization skills

To apply: Please send a CV, cover letter to:

Kit Nichols, Director of Talent Development

Organization Description: Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions.

Closing Date: 5/16/2018
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Contact Name: Kit Nichols,  Research Methodologist
Contact Location: 40 Park Drive

Boston   MA  
United States
Contact Location: 40 Park Drive
  Boston   MA  
  United States
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How to Apply: To apply: Please send a CV, cover letter to:

Kit Nichols Director of Talent Development

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