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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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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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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Clinical Research Coordinator I

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The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is seeking Research Assistants (Clinical Research Coordinators) to work 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.                            

Research Assistants will work with investigators in the Simulation Modeling and Economics Program to conduct clinical and cost-effectiveness analyses on key aspects of HIV disease management (as well as other chronic and infectious disease treatment and prevention) and/or with investigators in the Outcomes and Implementation Science Program to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve engagement in medical care in the United States and international settings.

Principal duties and responsibilities

Responsibilities for all MPEC Research Assistants may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:  

  • Participate in all phases of research projects, from conception and design of studies through analysis and writing manuscripts for submission to academic journals
  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data
  • Assist in writing abstracts for submission to research conferences
  • Design posters for presentation at research conferences
  • Present study results to project teams and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Compliance Specialist to prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and related documents regarding the protection of human subjects
  • Monitor study activities for compliance with all applicable regulations and facilitate regulatory trainings for study personnel as needed
  • Help prepare grant progress reports and applications and related documents
  • Assist in preparation of slides for lectures and seminars
  • Organize group meetings, including setting up conference calls and taking minutes
  • Provide general administrative support as needed 

Additional project-specific responsibilities will vary depending on experience and skill, but may include the following:

  • Participate in model development, refinement, and debugging
  • Contribute to the documentation of model inputs and update model user manuals
  • Generate data queries and participate in data cleaning efforts
  • Analyze quantitative data, including cohort studies, clinical trials, and implementation science studies
  • Code qualitative data from in-depth interviews and focus groups
  • Partner with international collaborators and study staff on oversight of studies, standard operating procedure development and review, and data quality assurance

Qualifications

The position requires a bachelor’s degree, with an academic record demonstrating experience and skills in analytical thinking and/or quantitative methods. Candidates should demonstrate organizational, time management, verbal, and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact professionally at all levels.

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

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

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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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This job posting seeks a highly-qualified, post-doctoral researcher with experience in field epidemiology and a career interest in global non-communicable disease research. The incumbent will lead scientific analysis and manuscript development with data from several NIH R01-funded studies focused on the effects of HIV on non-communicable disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, the goal of the research program is to use mixed methods research to elucidate the contributions of HIV infection to health, quality of life, and wellbeing among older-aged persons in rural Uganda. Study methods include qualitative interviews, longitudinal cohort and clinical trial design, and intervention design methods in concert with social, physical, and cellular functioning data to promote wellbeing for older individuals in rural Uganda.

Principal duties and responsibilities

In collaboration with the study Principle Investigator(s), responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:  

  • Independently lead data analyses on repeated-measure observational and clinical trial datasets
  • Preparation and publication of abstracts, posters, and manuscripts
  • Provide technical support to foreign colleagues and junior scientists
  • Collaborate with data managers who lead data collection, monitoring and quality assurance activities
  • Perform systematic literature reviews and synthesize relevant data
  • Prepare slides for conference presentations, lectures, and seminars
  • Assist with preparation and submission of grants
  • Compile datasets for data quality checks, reporting, and research purposes
  • Conduct weekly meetings with domestic and international collaborators
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The position requires a post-doctoral degree, with a strong background and demonstrated ability in field epidemiology. The candidate must possess superior organizational, administrative, time management, and communication skills with the ability to interact professionally at all levels, particularly in cross-cultural settings. 

 Additional qualifications include:

  • PhD in epidemiology, global health, or quantitative research with excellent academic record
  • Minimum of 7 years research experience (inclusive of graduate studies)
  • Prior epidemiologic field work required, with preference for work in global settings
  • Superior writing, presentation, and organizational skills, as well as a track record of timely completion of grants and contracts
  • Stata or R computational ability required
  • Experience with REDCap database design and implementation preferred
  • Previous experience in human research studies is required
  • Experience working as a team; cultural sensitivity and experience working with people from different cultures
  • Capacity to organize and analyze large amounts of data
  • Proficiency with the standard Microsoft Office software (particularly Excel) as well as the ability to learn new computer applications
  • Intellectual independence and initiative
  • Career interest in academic or programmatic public health, epidemiology, and/or global health preferred
  • Prior experience on clinical studies of non-communicable disease and/or aging (such as measurement of quality of life, frailty, physical functioning, wellbeing, and independence) preferred
  • Training in mixed and/or qualitative research methods is a plus

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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Research Scientist

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The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is looking for a research scientist to join our simulation modeling and decision analysis team. This internationally-recognized, multidisciplinary team studies the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of various prevention and treatment options for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, COVID-19, and other diseases. Our team includes researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and multiple international institutions. We also collaborate with researchers across the US, as well as in a wide range of countries, including Botswana, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, France, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. The position offers a stimulating, varied, and multidisciplinary environment.

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. 

Principal duties and responsibilities

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

  • Develop and/or apply methodologies in stochastic simulation modeling to achieve MPEC’s research aims
  • Serve as an expert resource on the existing CEPAC model structure, taking a substantial role in troubleshooting model issues and guiding the evolution of the model alongside the research team
  • Communicate methods challenges and solutions clearly to clinical investigators and research staff with various backgrounds; provide guidance and training regarding modeling issues and questions
  • Assure consistency of research methods with guidelines for best practices in the field
  • Lead methods, clinical, and/or cost-effectiveness modeling projects in support of MPEC research aims, including abstract and manuscript preparation

Secondary responsibilities may include: 

  • Assist with parameterization of the CEPAC model and its various components, working with the biostatistics team to convert published or other primary data into usable and appropriate input parameters
  • Assist in preparation of grant applications, with focus on proposing innovative methods
  • Attend national and international scientific meetings
  • Present research at seminars, working group meetings, and lectures
  • Assist in technology transfer and training meetings with US and international investigators
  • Develop novel simulation models to address policy questions as they arise in MPEC’s research portfolio

The Research Scientist may supervise a team of up to 3-5 research staff, depending upon previous supervisory experience, interest, and MPEC needs at the time of hire.

Qualifications

This position requires a Doctoral degree in Operations Research, Decision Science, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related area, and a minimum of 5 years of research experience (inclusive of graduate studies).

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