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Job Title: Research Scientist I (TIDE)
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Organization: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Posted: 2/21/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
Position Description: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Division of Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) within Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine ( as an Epidemiologist/Research Scientist I. TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi- institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies. The Epidemiologist plays a crucial role in supporting key initiatives and projects in TIDE’s portfolio.

Working under the general direction of principal investigators (PIs), the Epidemiologist is responsible for participating in and leading TIDE studies using health data such as administrative claims data and electronic health records. The Epidemiologist will support the Sentinel System (, a program sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for monitoring the safety of FDA-regulated medical products. The Epidemiologist may also lead or participate in projects with academic or industry collaborators, including studies focused on vaccines.

Key Responsibilities/Duties – what you will be doing

• Lead or participate in design and execution of studies of medical product safety, effectiveness, and surveillance, working closely with internal and external PIs and co-investigators.

• Lead or participate in all aspects of epidemiological studies, including the development of protocols, surveillance plans, and analysis plans primarily using electronic health data. Write interim and final reports, including peer-reviewed publications and conference abstracts.

• Lead or participate in development of new methods for extracting, coding, and analyzing data for multi-site studies.

• Work, on a day-to-day basis, with the project leads, other investigators, programmers and/or analysts to implement protocols or surveillance plans of retrospective and prospective surveillance studies. Coordinate and/or lead meetings of project teams including external collaborators. Train internal and external colleagues on data, methods, and studies.

• Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications: Qualifications – what you need to perform the job


• Applicants must have a doctoral degree in pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or health services research.


• Three to five years of experience is preferred in health care research, industry, consulting, government, or academic environment.


• Prior experience with advanced pharmacoepidemiologic methods, such as propensity score-based approaches, is desired.

• Prior experience with large electronic healthcare databases (administrative claims data in particular) and multi-site studies is strongly preferred.

• Also required: excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently; knowledge of study design, research methodology and statistical analysis; strong organizational and problem- solving skills.

• Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.


• Must be able to work under normal office conditions and work from home as required.

• Work may require simultaneous use of a telephone/headset and PC/keyboard and sitting for extended durations.

• May be required to work additional hours beyond standard work schedule.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 6/30/2024
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Contact Name: Lindsey Petro,   Project Manager II, Administrative Operations
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