Employer: Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS), Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Functioning under the direction of the Executive Director for Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences (C4HDS), the Research Specialist assists in designing, planning and execution of trials conducted at the Center. The Research Specialist will help with day to day management of pragmatic trials and will contribute to design and analysis of trials, drafting reports, manuscripts (including co-authorship as appropriate), presentations, and grant writings. Using the principles of pragmatic trial design and behavioral science, the Research Specialist will work with internal and external investigators to successfully design, execute, analyze and report study findings to various stakeholders.Specific duties include:Participate in study design and protocol development.Perform advanced data analysis, working closely with the Principal Investigator and other researchers.Possess a solid understanding of the purpose, objective and goals of each trial.Develops effective relationships with internal and external investigators to plan and execute clinical trials.Coordinates and develops project related deliverables including project plans, PowerPoint presentations, status reports and meeting facilitation documents.Presents updates, findings and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders as needed for assigned projects.Contributes to interpretation of research data and results.Participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process for new research protocols.Develops and revises questionnaires, surveys, interviews and other instruments as needed for research projects, assuring ease in administration and accuracy of data entry. Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications:MS/MPH or equivalent degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, public health or a related field.At least 2 years of experience working in a research environment.Strong interest in designing and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.Experience in research using large databases.Experience performing statistical analysis with SAS or R software.Experience in collaborative and multi-stakeholder projects in the healthcare industry is highly desired.Knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence are highly desired.Skills/abilities/competencies required:Strong quantitative and organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are essential. Experience in the healthcare industry is required.