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Research Scientist
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted 02/11/2019
Category
Science-Statistics
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Description

 

Are you interested in becoming part of a dynamic team that is looking to innovate and improve?

Would you like to work for a company that has been rated by the BBJ (15+yrs) as one of the best places to work?

Do you want to be part of a company that is committed to giving back to the community?

 

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our organization as Research Scientist I.  The Research Scientist I is responsible for collaborating with investigators in ongoing research projects.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Assist investigators with study design, statistical analyses, and methodological questions related to their research projects, both pre- and post-award.

  • Devote effort to specific research grants as a collaborating statistician-investigator; provide statistical input on the design, analysis, and dissemination of the study results including the application of appropriate statistical and methodological techniques.

  • Lead in drafting, revising, and finalizing statistical analysis plans, as well as perform data analysis.

  • Develop functional specifications and work with programmer/analyst to implement new methods, develop new analytic tools, or enhance existing tools functionalities and outputs.

  • Participate in writing interim and final deliverables, including reports and peer-reviewed publications.  Mentor and assist fellows and junior faculty with their research projects, from design to analyses.

  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field. Three to five years of experience is preferred in health care research, industry, consulting, government, an academic environment, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform above duties and responsibilities.

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

  • Strong computational skills and programming that enable data visualization is desired.  Prior experience with sequential analytic methods is preferred.  Prior experience with large electronic healthcare databases (administrative claims data in particular) and multi-center studies is 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.

 

 

WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT

  • Work-Life-Flexibility

  • Paid volunteer time off (up to 3 days annually)

  • Open Time Off

  • Annual Mini-Grant of $500 donated to a non-profit organization of the employee’s choice

  • Educational Reimbursement

Working Environment 

Standard Office environment.

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