WHO WE ARE
The Brigham and Women's Hospital is a primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a world class biomedical research institution. Based in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, our research group focuses on understanding the development of heart failure using cardiac imaging and translational '-omics' technologies. You would be part of a dynamic, diverse, international ten-person team applying the latest methodologies in high-dimensional data analysis and statistical learning to quantitative cardiac imaging, high throughput proteomics, and clinical outcomes. The objective of our work is to uncover novel insights into heart failure pathobiology, and ultimately inform approaches to prevent and treat this common and life-threatening condition.
WHO YOU ARE
- You are at or near the beginning of your career as a data analyst, and hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in an analytical, computational, and/or medical/pre-medical field.
- You have strong research design and analytical skills, and a passion for clinical and/or translational medical research
- You love to generate new ideas with a deep curiosity to try the untried.
- You are an independent thinker who is self-motivated, but can still collaborate with ease.
Functioning very independently and under the general direction of principal investigator, the Data Analyst performs high level, complex research activities. The analyst should have experience in data analyses and/or statistical programming and be highly motivated and able to learn new analytical skills. This individual may also contribute to scientific literature, reports, journals and presentations. There will be as-needed training in all required tasks initially and throughout their employment with our group. The candidate will work in the clinical and research areas of BWH (though remote work is possible) and will require professionalism, self-motivation, and an ability to work independently. The analyst may be responsible for the following activities:
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop new and implement existing statistical code to support ongoing research projects in the group. This includes assisting doctoral and post-doctoral research fellows with data analyses. Statistical analyses will primarily be performed in STATA and R, but other software (e.g. Python) may also be used. Analyses will include basic descriptive statistics, multivariable regression, time-to-event analyses, and methods for high dimensional data analysis including ridge regression and random forest analysis.Generate data visualizations to support study analyses. Working with the PI, biostatical collaborator, and other study staff, determine and generate appropriate data visualizations to support data analyses. It is anticipated that data visualizations will be primarily performed in STATA and R, but other software may also be used.Perform independent statistical analyses focusing on novel approaches to analyzing high dimensional repeated exposure data in epidemiologic cohort studies. The applicant would be responsible for independently performing exploratory analyses and determining go/no go decisions for further investigation.Collect and maintain data analysis code for study analyses, and documentation detailing analyses performed.Develop and implement a curriculum for on-boarding research assistants/new data analysts and new research fellows vis-a-vis statistical software and analysis coding All other duties, as assigned.Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
- collecting, entering and organizing patient data;
- cleaning and analyzing large databases of research subject data;
- developing and running statistical code to support research studies;
- generating data visualizations using statistical software including R;
- contributing to the preparation and presentation of research results in the form of oral presentation at meetings and conferences and in the form of publications.
Undergraduate or graduate degree preferably in a medical/pre-medical, analytical, and/or computational field.
Interest in clinical and/or translational research strongly preferred.SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Candidate MUST be highly organized, have precise attention to detail, and demonstrate professionalism and respect for subjects' rights.
- Excellent time management/organizational skills, with ability to multitask and assign priorities in a busy environment.
- Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills for working with a diverse study team.
- Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of clinical research principles, with strong research design skills, analytical skills, and database statistical skills.
- Experience and knowledge of statistical principles and statistical software. Proficiency with STATA and/or R is preferred.
- Experience and knowledge of MS Office computer programs (Word, Excel), etc.
Possible oversight of research assistant work.WORKING CONDITIONS:
Office space for database entry and analysis, equipped with PC and appropriate software.EEO Statement
BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.