Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Assistant III will provide research support and help coordinate daily operations for a series of methodological projects that share the objective of developing and illustrating novel methodology for estimating the comparative effectiveness and safety of medical technologies in the context of "big data". The project areas include: Bayesian approaches to causal estimation when there are no unmeasured confounders but measured confounders modify treatment effectiveness; Bayesian approaches to causal estimation when unmeasured confounders modify treatment effectiveness; approaches to missing data in large, growing coordinated registries; and approaches to estimation of medical device effectiveness in the presence of substantial learning curve effects. The research assistant will report to the Principal Investigator (PI) but will interact with individual project investigators. The critical work of this position is to provide research assistance, including: conducting literature reviews, collecting, organizing and analyzing data (conducting simulation studies and applying new methodology to project datasets), summarizing and communicating vital information, drafting reports, summaries and manuscripts, preparing presentation slides, assisting in the development of grant proposals & progress reports, and data use applications. Priorities will be determined by a combination of deadlines, PI needs, and project needs. The research assistant will interact regularly with the project team members to review outcomes, the status of project deliverables and milestones, open science reporting, and dissemination, and stakeholder engagement. This person will communicate events, impact, challenges, and delays to the PI.
This is a term position for one year with the strong possibility of renewal. Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 054
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Three or more years related research experience required. Applicant should have familiarity in using programming packages such as SAS, R, or equivalent. Higher education may count towards experience.
An undergraduate or Master's degree in a quantitative science (statistics, biostatistics, economics, computer science) is strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent communication and writing skills. Candidates with familiarity with Bayesian or econometric techniques are preferred. Some programming tasks, such as simulations, are expected. Candidates having some familiarity with R or C++ are preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50005BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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