Research Specialist /Day/ 40/ C4HDS / Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Functioning under the direction of the principal investigators and other faculty members, the Research Specialist works independently to help design and analyze high level, complex research studies using Machine-Learning, Deep Learning methods, and other relevant statistical solutions. The Research Specialist contributes to the critical evaluation of the scientific literature, writing of scientific reports and manuscripts (including co-authorship as appropriate), development of presentations, and preparation of research grant proposals. The Research Specialist works in a close-knit, internationally known research unit of 25 Harvard faculty and 60 support staff.


Under the direction of principal investigators, assists in the design, planning, and execution of analyses comparing therapeutics in claims data and electronic health records (EHR) using commonly used statistical models with a focus on Machine-Learning and Deep Learning methods. As a core member of the research team, helps to analyze data and interpret findings; prepares summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations based on study results. Contributes to the dissemination of scientific evidence through oral and poster presentations and published manuscripts.

Specific duties include:

  • Performs advanced data analysis with a focus on Machine-Learning and Deep Learning methods

  • Contributes to interpretation of research data and results

  • Conducts literature reviews to help refine the study question and inform the study design

  • Participates in study design and protocol development

  • Contributes to writing of research reports

  • Contributes to development of manuscripts, oral and poster presentations for evidence dissemination

  • Participates in research grant proposal preparation

  • Participates in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process for new research protocols

  • Qualifications


    • MS or equivalent degree in Data Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or related fields

    • Excellent knowledge of and experience with Machine-Learning/Deep Learning and epidemiologic methods

    • Strong programming skills, preferably in R and/or Python, are required.

    • Experience in research using large claims databases or electronic health records is an advantage but not necessary


    The successful candidate will have very good theoretical and applied knowledge of biostatistics or bioinformatics to help implement advanced statistical analyses. The candidate must have strong programming skills to implement commonly used Machine-Learning and Deep Learning models using R, Python, or other statistical packages. Strong time management/organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are expected.


    Professional Office Environment, Business Casual. Working in a close-knit, friendly and helpful & internationally known research unit of 20+ Harvard faculty and 40 support staff.




    Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

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