Career Opportunities

There are many exciting opportunities to join the MPEC team.  Click the links below to see more details about each opportunity:

To apply, click the position title in the descriptions below or go to https://www.massgeneral.org/careers and search for the Job ID# listed.

In keeping with our overarching mission to reduce health and other disparities in vulnerable populations, the Medical Practice Evaluation Center is specifically committed to recruiting a diverse team of individuals across race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability backgrounds to ensure that our science is informed by and responsive to the communities we aim to serve. The Center strives to become a leader in developing and maintaining increased representation, recognition, and support of each of these dimensions of diversity among all of its members.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.


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Description

The candidate should be highly motivated with experience in quantitative methods and public health research. The candidate should have solid foundation in biostatistics and statistical programming. Ideally, the candidate will have experience in mathematical model development, parameterization, and debugging. The position offers a stimulating, collaborative, and multidisciplinary environment and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the NIH-funded Cost-effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (“CEPAC”) model and potentially other disease models. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be to help design and then conduct model-based cost-effectiveness analyses, lead in abstract presentation and manuscript preparation, assist with model refinement and expansion, and assist with new proposals and grant preparation. There are multiple possibilities for collaboration with other researchers in Boston, as well as with many national and international research groups and institutions.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Communicate with clinical 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 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 
  • Perform literature reviews of the relevant statistical methods used in data analyses
  • Provide senior statisticians with data requests and sample pull lists for Principal Investigators 
  • Perform statistical analysis of data 
  • Assist in manuscript preparation 
  • Assist in design of interventional studies and analysis plans for external data sets
  • Attend team meetings within MPEC

Qualifications

Job qualifications include the following:

  • Master’s degree with focus on Biostatistics or Statistics, with a strong background and demonstrated ability in quantitative analysis and statistics
  • At least 6 months of experience programming, preferably in SAS®, which might be gained from coursework


Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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Data Analyst I

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Description

The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking a clinical research Data Analyst to join our research team. The position is with an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital dedicated to improving clinical outcomes, increasing value in health policy, and informing global public health through innovative research, collaboration, and education.

The Data Analyst will work with investigators in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program to analyze and evaluate interventions to improve health outcomes in the United States and international settings. Examples of active projects in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program projects include:

  • Evaluating the impact of a Department of Health policy to promote community delivery of HIV treatments in South Africa
  • Measuring the pathophysiologic and social contributions of HIV on aging, cardiovascular disease, mortality and quality of life in Uganda and South Africa
  • A multinational randomized clinical trial to evaluate the benefit of HIV drug resistance testing on treatment outcomes and quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa

Additional example projects are available on the job posting.

Principal duties and responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of this individual will be to collaborate with clinical investigators and faculty biostatisticians to implement statistical analyses, support abstract presentation and manuscript preparation, and assist in the preparation of grant proposals. Specific duties for the Data Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Support data analysis for projects including clinical trials, observational cohort studies, implementation science programs, and medical record-based cohorts
  • Work with investigators to develop and test hypotheses, construct analytic datasets, and design appropriate statistical analyses
  • Work with investigators to develop programs to enhance data quality control in active studies
  • Perform literature reviews of the relevant statistical methods used in data analyses
  • Support development and generation of reports on study progress, including reports for the Principal Investigator and data and safety monitoring boards
  • Assist in manuscript preparation and review
  • Attend team meetings within MPEC

Qualifications

The candidate should be highly motivated with experience in quantitative methods and public health research. The candidate should have solid foundation in biostatistics and statistical programming.

Qualifications include the following:

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics, with a strong background and demonstrated ability in quantitative analysis and statistics
  • At least 6 months of experience preparing and analyzing data from clinical studies, which might be gained from coursework

Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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Grant Coordinator

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The Massachusetts General Hospital’s Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking a full-time Grant Coordinator to facilitate management of the Center’s sponsored research portfolio throughout the award life-cycle.  The incumbent will ensure the successful execution of sponsored awards in compliance with institutional and NIH/foundation policies and procedures and will provide oversight of existing MPEC assets.

Principal duties and responsibilities

Assist in the sponsored research grant application process, including:

  • Drafting and proofreading administrative components of grant applications
  • Reviewing documents for compliance with institutional and sponsor requirements
  • Completing sponsor and institutional application forms
  • Developing study budgets
  • Search for funding opportunities and investigate those of interest to MPEC researchers

Monitor and execute fiscal functions of the Center:

  • Assemble and submit orderly and comprehensive expense reports for reimbursement
  • Facilitate routine procurement transactions such as check requests and purchase orders, following institutional policies and procedures
  • Work with Supply Chain personnel to establish new vendors for purchasing and contracting
  • Monitor project expenditures, including monthly assessments of fund activity
  • Prepare and maintain financial reports on an ongoing basis
  • Work with Grant Administrator and Research Finance to resolve accounting issues
  • Collaborate with Principal Investigators and Grant Administrator on annual grant progress reports
  • Provide timely closeout of all expired projects through the coordination of fiscal and administrative resources throughout the system
  • Collaborate with the Compliance Specialist to ensure appropriate approvals and agreements are in place for human subjects work and data transfers; monitor as appropriate through award life cycle
  • Assist with maintenance of study records, including electronic regulatory study binders, electronic lab notebooks, data management plans, and publication records

MPEC responsibilities:

  • Develop systems for tracking existing Center assets, including computer hardware and software
  • Provide ongoing asset management, including serving as the liaison between Center personnel and the Partners Research Computing offices
  • Collaborate with Grant Administrator and Administrative Manager to guide and educate fellows and younger investigators in the MPEC through pre- and post-award grant processes
  • Other duties as assigned when research policies change or workloads increase

Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of related experience in fiscal or project coordination. Intermediate Excel skills are required; advanced skills preferred.

Additional skills, abilities, and competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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Grant Administrator

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The Massachusetts General Hospital’s Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is an interdivisional center dedicated to improving clinical outcomes, increasing value in health policy, and informing global public health through innovative research, collaboration, and education.  In addition to our internationally-recognized work in the evaluation of clinical outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness for preventing, managing, and treating HIV/AIDS as well as other diseases, we are also engaging in critical work seeking to better understand long COVID and its lingering physical, mental, and neurological symptoms. 

We are seeking an organized and enthusiastic Grant Administrator to provide life-cycle oversight and management to a portfolio of sponsored research projects, including a substantial project investigating long COVID.  Individuals who are mission-driven, proven problem-solvers, and experienced with synthesizing information from myriad sources are ideal candidates for this position; prior experience with federal research grants or in clinical research settings is preferred but not required.

** When applying, please upload a resume along with a cover letter. **

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Grant Administrator will work closely with others on the Grant Team and within a highly collaborative environment to further the Center’s mission and goals.  Principal duties include:

  • Partnering with Principal Investigators and other study staff to oversee all aspects of the grant application process for selected proposals, including development of study budgets, drafting/editing proposal documents, and interfacing with submission portals
  • Facilitating communication among collaborating sites regarding all phases of grant activity
  • Understanding and conforming with applicable sponsor, institutional, and federal compliance regulations
  • Providing counsel regarding grant spending strategy; anticipating and proactively addressing problems
  • Collaborating with study staff to procure goods and services needed for research activities
  • Monitoring project expenditures, planning for and providing timely closeout of all expired projects
  • Collaborating with the Administrative Manager and Senior Grant Administrator to guide and educate fellows and younger investigators in the MPEC about grant processes

Qualifications

Job qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • 2-5 years of related professional experience (experience with NIH grants preferred but not required)

Additional competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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Project Manager

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The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) at Massachusetts General Hospital has been working in earnest to contribute to the body of knowledge essential to understanding COVID-19. The Unit is now setting its sites on better understanding long COVID and its lingering physical, mental, and neurological symptoms. 

We are seeking a personable, highly organized, and substantially experienced Project Manager interested in playing a central role in launching this long COVID study as well as several other studies of global import. The Project Manager will work side-by-side with ID CRU leadership and will be responsible for providing managerial, logistical, and administrative direction for the ID CRU. Further, we envision the Project Manager serving as the linchpin of the team, playing a pivotal role in the professional development and growth of the individuals reporting to them.

The candidate should be highly collaborative, with substantial experience in quantitative methods, independent mathematical model development, parameterization, and writing. The research scientist will focus on the Cost-effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) microsimulation model of HIV but will also contribute to other disease models. Primary responsibilities will be to develop expertise with the CEPAC model, serve as an expert resource on the research team, and collaborate with others on the team to refine and expand the scope of the CEPAC model by developing new methodologies in stochastic computer simulation to achieve MPEC’s research aims. Additional responsibilities include conducting CEPAC model-based cost-effectiveness analyses, assisting with grant submissions, and leading abstract presentation and manuscript preparation. 

Central to the CRU’s mission is a desire to improve representation in clinical trials, and by extension, improve health equity; we seek team members who are similarly mission-driven. Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a sense of humor are also musts.

Given our desire to build longitudinal relationships with colleagues, collaborators, and study participants, we request a minimum 2-year commitment.  Collaborations beyond 2-years are most welcome.

Principal duties and responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities: 

  • Facilitate ID CRU staff recruitment effort including interface with HR, conduct interviews, and participate in hiring decisions.
  • Assist, support, and coach staff in attaining departmental and institutional required competencies, training, and certifications, and ensure adherence to safe practice in the conduct of clinical research. This includes the orientation of new team members to CRU-specific materials, e.g., resource manuals, checklists, etc.
  • Coordinate administrative aspects of multiple active and pending projects employing tools like Asana. At project outset, clarify project goals, deliverables, tasks, timeline, and research team. Throughout project duration, plan, track, and report on project tasks, responsible parties, timelines, etc.
  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and maintain research files and case report forms (CRFs) for documentation of study participant visits in accordance with current regulations.
  • Oversee regulatory correspondence with internal and external agencies.
  • Promote collaboration and a work environment conducive to teamwork and employee engagement.
  • Promote forums for communication of information and opportunities for team discussion and problem-solving by running weekly staff meeting and other meetings as needed.
  • Provide expertise and problem-solving in research-related study participant care situations.
  • Aid CRU staff in prioritizing projects and tasks.
  • Forge local partnerships and engage in community outreach in underserved areas of Boston.
  • Support local marketing functions that enhance relationships with new and existing community health centers. 
  • Contribute directly to scientific analysis, abstract submissions, and manuscript development as desired.
  • Serve as a liaison between financial management team and research team regarding status and timelines of projects and their associated funds.
  • Participate in the development of strategies to provide for the financial solvency of the CRU.
  • Represent the CRU in hospital and other forums and interact with sponsors in a leadership capacity.

Qualifications

Master’s degree is preferred. Previous leadership experience in a progressively responsible position with experience in managing all aspects of clinical research study implementation is required. Sound knowledge of principles of SOPs, GCP, FDA, IRB, clinical research methodology, regulations, and compliance required.

Additional competencies are detailed on the job listing.

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