Research Specialist C4HDS Pharmacoepidemiology /Day / 40hrs
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts


The Center of Healthcare Delivery Science (C4HDS) is an academic research center in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Center activities focus on implementation science and, in specific, on the design and testing of innovative ways to engage patients and providers in the delivery of healthcare. Unlike typical research groups, the Center's work involves close collaborations between academic researchers and groups that deliver care, administer health insurance benefits and/or develop technologies for improving healthcare. The Center's largest projects involve "real world" randomized controlled trials that seek to identify simple and scalable strategies for enhancing patient and provider engagement. The design and conduct of these studies must creatively blend rigorous research methods with the operational realities faced by organizations that deliver healthcare.

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.


    Strong quantitative and organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are essential. Experience in the healthcare industry is required.


    Professional Office Environment, buisiness casual. Working with a close-knit group of kind, helpful, hardworking people in a famous and influential research community trying to help improve healthcare delivery with science.






    Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

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    Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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