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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 12/14/2016

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Section of Clinical Sciences in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy in the BWH Department of Medicine is seeking a Programmer/Data Manager to work closely with junior faculty and research fellows in the Division of Rheumatology to provide statistical analyses for clinical and epidemiological research projects. The faculty members and fellows are clinically trained physicians and have either completed or are in the process of completing research training with Masters or doctoral degrees. The faculty members and fellows are interested in working collaboratively with a Programmer/Data Manager.

Areas of research include epidemiologic studies in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and osteoarthritis, as well as patient-oriented research, health services research, and claims-based research, in a variety of rheumatic diseases. We require familiarity with administrative claims data and large cohort analyses as well as use and analyses of registry and electronic medical record data. We predominantly use SAS, R, and STATA for programming, and we prefer a Programmer/Data Manager with versatility in programming languages and study designs.

Our division is moving to the Brigham Building for the Future in the Fall of 2016, and we look forward to the collaborative environment that our new, state-of-the-art workspace will provide. Programmers, biostatisticians, fellows and faculty members will have office space together, facilitating formal and informal interaction. The Programmer/Data Manager will work alongside at least four other programmers in our Division allowing for regular exchanges of information and assistance when needed. The Programmer/Data Managers efforts will be coordinated by a senior programmer who will assist with prioritization and timing of tasks.

Our Division is both prolific and collaborative, and it is not uncommon for our programmers to actively participate in the development of projects and analyses and serve as co-authors. The Divisions Section of Clinical Sciences provides weekly educational seminars with breakfast and all members are encouraged to attend.


The Programmer/Data Manager will work closely with four junior faculty members and with 1-3 research fellows and will:

Assist with programming requests
Perform appropriate statistical analyses
Prepare databases for analyses, including data cleaning and organization
Develop and manage databases, including Microsoft Access, Excel and REDCap
Prepare tables for grants, abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts
Participate in regular progress meetings with faculty members and fellows
Act as a resource for programming questions and database management, readily available to answer questions


Experience with SAS is required
Experience with other programming languages, specifically R and STATA, is preferred
Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel is required
A college degree is required
Masters degree or higher is preferred, especially with a focus on epidemiology and/or biostatistics
Previous research experience in epidemiological studies (including claims-based analyses, analysis of cohort studies and use of electronic medical records) is preferred


Knowledge of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics
At least 1 year of experience in SAS programming
Familiarity with medical and analytical terminology
Proven ability to work independently with little supervision
Team player
Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work responsibilities to meet various deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills


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.

Brigham and Womens 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.

Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards

The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C.I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A.I will Appear and act as a professional
R.I will Respect all individuals
E.I will Extend myself