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Job Title: Post-doctoral fellow: Pharmacoepidemiology, Aging, and Health Outcomes
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Organization: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Posted: 7/28/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Worcester,  MA    USA
Compensation: Post-doc stipend as specified by NIH
Position Description: Post-doctoral Fellow: Pharmacoepidemiology, Aging, Nursing homes, Administrative data The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School in Worcester, MA, is recruiting a post- doctoral fellow to work in the PHARE Study Group (https://www.umassmed.edu/PHARE/). The Division of Epidemiology is a multi- disciplinary group dedicated to improving clinical and public health practice and policy through innovative and sustainable education, research, and service. Candidates who hold doctoral degrees in fields such as public health, epidemiology, pharmacy (PharmD), biostatistics, health outcomes research, health policy, data science, or related quantitative fields are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise or interest in pharmacoepidemiology, aging, nursing homes, and use of administrative data resources. Our ideal candidate would be skilled at using administrative data resources for research (Medicare claims, Minimum Data Set for nursing homes, health insurance claims data) and be skilled in using SAS. Candidates will have ample opportunities for collaboration and publication.

Start date is flexible, but the desired start date is between September and November. Applicants interested in working remotely are welcome to apply.

Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Ph.D. in epidemiology or related field such as public health, biostatistics, health outcomes research, health policy, data science, or related quantitative fields are encouraged to apply. Those with a PharmD and a masters in a related field and strong quantitative skills will also be considered.

• Experience or interest in aging, pharmacoepidemiology or comparative effectiveness/safety research, and outcomes research. • Experience with using administrative data resources for research (Medicare claims, Minimum Data Set for nursing homes, health insurance claims data)

• Skilled in using SAS

• Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task across multiple research projects.

Organization Description: The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School in Worcester, MA, is recruiting a post- doctoral fellow to work in the PHARE Study Group (https://www.umassmed.edu/PHARE/). PQHS currently has over 40 primary faculty members distributed across 4 Divisions: Epidemiology; Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Biostatistics and Health Services Research; and Health Informatics and Implementation Science. PQHS also hosts a doctoral program in Clinical and Population Health Research and a methods consulting and service unit, the Quantitative Methods Core. PQHS faculty are Principal Investigators on extramural grants totaling over $20 million. UMass is a collaborative and dynamic institution that has held a Clinical and Translational Science Award since 2010; UMass Medical School garners over $250 million dollars in annual extramural research funding. PQHS is a key driver of translational research at UMass.

The Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences is located in the Albert Sherman Center of UMass Medical School (UMMS). The Sherman center is a vibrant research environment with close links to top biomedical research institutes, hospitals, biotechnology companies across the greater Boston area and worldwide. The 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School among the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care, ranking 15th among 144 medical schools. The main campus of UMass Medical School is located in Worcester, a suburb of the greater Boston area.

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Closing Date: 10/28/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Matthew Alcusky,  Post-doctoral fellow: Pharmacoepidemiology, Aging, and Health Outcomes
Contact Location: 368 Plantation Street

Worcester   MA  01605
United States
Contact Location: 368 Plantation Street
 
  Worcester   MA  01605
  United States
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Contact Email: matthew.alcusky@umassmed.edu
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How to Apply: To apply, please email your CV and 3 references to Matthew Alcusky, PharmD, PhD: matthew.alcusky@umassmed.edu

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