September 08, 2016


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

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  • Company
    Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
  • Location
    Boston, MA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    Masters Degree
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Job Description


The Center of Healthcare Delivery Science (C4HDS) is an academic research center in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Womens 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 Centers work involves close collaborations between academic researchers and groups that deliver care, administer health insurance benefits and/or develop technologies for improving healthcare. The Centers 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 and Strategic Program Manager 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.


1. Possess a solid understanding of the purpose, objective and goals of each trial.
2. Develops effective relationships with internal and external investigators to plan and execute clinical trials.
3. Coordinates and develops project related deliverables including project plans, PowerPoint presentations, status reports and meeting facilitation documents.
4. Presents updates, findings and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders as needed for assigned projects.
5. Contributes to interpretation of research data and results.
6. Contributes to scientific literature, journals, and oral presentations.
7. Participate in study design and protocol development.
8. Participate in Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process for new research protocols.
9. Perform advanced data analysis, working closely with the Principal Investigator and other researchers.
10.Performs other duties as assigned.


MS or equivalent degree in Behavioral Economics, Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology or a related field.
At least 2 years of experience in the healthcare industry and population health management and consumer engagement.
Strong interest in designing and implementing pragmatic clinical trials.
Experience in research using large databases.
Experience in collaborative and multi-stakeholder projects in the healthcare industry.
Knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of research evidence are highly desired.


The successful candidate will have experience designing, conducting and analyzing pragmatic clinical trials. Employing big data analytics and applied behavioral science are an added advantage. Strong project management/organizational skills as well as written and verbal presentational skills are necessary. Experience in the healthcare industry is required.

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.

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