GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The Medical Practice Evaluation Center is seeking full-time Research Assistants to work with an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team from **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and Harvard Medical School with collaborators at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brigham and Women's Hospital as well as multiple international sites. The group uses methods of clinical epidemiology, economics, and simulation modeling to evaluate clinical outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of strategies for preventing, managing, and treating HIV/AIDS as well as other diseases. Our research efforts include work in the United States as well as in Brazil, Côte d'Ivoire, France, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
Example projects include:
Examining the impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for populations at high risk of acquiring HIV in India
Assessing cost-effectiveness of tuberculosis diagnostics in South Africa
Determining optimal uptake of strategies for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) in Zimbabwe
Studying the impact of pre-travel vaccination for international travelers
Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a genotypic test for drug resistance for people starting antiretroviral therapy in the United States
Research Assistants collaborating with our group frequently go on to pursue careers in medicine, public health, epidemiology, and health policy research.
This position is based in Boston and does not involve international travel.
Given the specialized nature of our research methodology, we strongly prefer our Research Assistants to make a two-year commitment.
Interested candidates should apply via ****. For more information regarding our group, please visit ****.
**When applying, please upload both a cover letter and a resume.**
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
Work with investigators to conduct multiple clinical and cost-effectiveness analyses on key aspects of HIV disease management (as well as other chronic and infectious disease treatment and prevention) using a computer simulation model
Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data
Participate in model development, refinement, and debugging
Contribute to the documentation of model inputs and update model user manuals
Assist in abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation
Present study results to the team
Organize group meetings including setting up conference calls and taking minutes
Collaborate with Compliance Specialist to prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and related documents regarding human subjects compliance
Help prepare grant applications and related documents
Assist in preparation of slides for lectures and seminars
Provide general administrative support to the group
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
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.
Duties will be carried out in a typical office environment.
The position requires a bachelor's degree, with a strong background and demonstrated ability in quantitative analysis. The candidate must possess superior organizational, time management, verbal, and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact professionally at all levels.
Additional qualifications include:
Strong academic performance: 3.5 cumulative GPA strongly preferred, with an equal or stronger performance in your major(s)
Exceptional attention to detail
Capacity to organize and manipulate large amounts of data
Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel) as well as the ability to learn new software applications
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to collaborate with team members located remotely
Intellectual independence and initiative
Interest in public health, health policy, economics, and/or medicine
Familiarity with statistical programming software a plus
Previous research experience preferred
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
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