Data Analyst I - Hybrid at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The Clinical Epidemiology Program in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and Mongan Institute is seeking a full-time Data Analyst. The principal investigators are physician scientists with a clinical focus on drug allergy, vaccine allergy, vasculitis, COVID-19, and IgG4-related disease. Our research is funded by the NIH, Foundations, and Industry. This research uses methods of clinical epidemiology to analyze prospectively-collected data and retrospective large data/health services data. Analysts will have the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team with other data analysts, research coordinators, project managers, and a senior methodologist.

Example projects include:


- Improving Equitable Access to Penicillin Allergy De-labeling: Multi-site study to determine patient, societal, clinician, and institutional factors associated with PCN allergy de-labeling.

- Assessing penicillin allergy evaluation approaches for patients with a reported penicillin allergy.

- Assessing cost-effectiveness of penicillin allergy evaluations

- Determining the epidemiology of, and risk factors for, drug allergy

- Assessing the clinical and immunologic phenotypes of reactions after COVID-19 vaccines

- Epidemiology of severe cutaneous adverse reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome


- The impact of COVID-19 on patients with rheumatic disease, including risk factors for infection and long-COVID as well as the outcomes of infection and long-COVID

- Determining the effects of different treatment and management strategies on outcomes in patients with vasculitis and IgG4-related disease

- Identifying circulating biomarkers (e.g., lipids, antibody levels, proteomics) of disease activity and outcomes in patients with COVID-19, vasculitis, and IgG4-related disease

For more information regarding our research, please visit

Clinical Epidemiology Program

Mongan Institute


**When applying, please combine a cover letter and resume into a single document to upload.**

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

- Communicate with investigators to understand scientific issues, determine appropriate statistical analyses, and describe results

- Work with the study team and senior statisticians to develop reporting and quality control plans

- Use SAS, R, and other statistical programs to generate reports on study progress

- Develop programs to perform complete data validation and error detection, ensuring that all are informed of any issues relating to data integrity

- Provide senior statisticians with data requests and sample pull lists for Principal Investigators

- Perform statistical analysis of data

- Generate figures

- Assist in grant, abstract, and manuscript preparation

- Assist in design of interventional studies and analysis plans for external data sets

- Attend team meetings


The position requires a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree (epidemiology or biostatistics preferred) with a strong background and demonstrated ability in quantitative analysis. The candidate must possess superior organizational, administrative, time management and communication skills with the ability to interact professionally at all levels.

- Knowledge of statistics

- At least 1 year of experience programming in SASĀ® and R, which might be gained from coursework or prior research experience.

- Capacity to manipulate and organize large amounts of data

- Excellent communication skills, as much of the incumbent's work will be summarized in written reports to investigators

- Exceptional attention to detail

- Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures

- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to collaborate with team members located remotely

- Intellectual independence and initiative

- Previous research experience of 1 or more years and prior experience with health services data (Claims, Medicare, Medicaid, Nurses health date, GP data) preferred

- Interest in public health, health policy, economics, and/or medicine

- Exceptional quantitative and analytical skills are essential. Computer skills, as described above, are required. The candidate must have excellent English language (spoken and written) skills.

EEO Statement

Massachusetts GeneralHospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, wechoose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities are strongly encouraged.

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