Post Doctoral Fellow 12/6/2019

Mass General Physicians Organization(MGPO) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) at the Massachusetts General Hospital has an opening for a post-doctoral fellowship. The primary role would be to lead analyses and methods development as part of one of several innovative, multi-disciplinary, and NIH-funded research programs focused on the use of simulation modeling to inform HIV care and treatment guidelines for children and adults in the US and worldwide. The position is with an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Brigham and Womens Hospital, and multiple international institutions. Together, the group studies the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of various prevention and treatment options for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions, in collaboration with researchers across the US, as well as in a range of international settings, including Botswana, Brazil, Cte dIvoire, France, India, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

This job posting seeks a highly qualified, post-doctoral researcher with experience in operations research, health economics, and/or simulation modeling and a career interest in health services research.

The right candidate may have the opportunity to pursue an appointment in the Department of Medicine at MGH and Harvard Medical School in the future. Post-doctoral researchers in our group would typically go on to pursue careers in academic health services research, operations research, decision science, health economics, public health, hospital operations, health law policy, and more.

** Interested candidates should apply via Please include a CV and cover letter with your application.**

For more information regarding MPEC and our research, please visit

In collaboration with the study Principle Investigator(s), responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

* Taking an active role in different phases of numerous research projects, including: grant preparation, protocol development and study design, design and execution of analysis plans, development of novel simulation methods, specification, parameterization, and application of the CEPAC model and/or other disease simulation models

* Disseminating results, including through abstracts, manuscripts and oral presentations at scientific conferences and policy-development meetings.

* Providing guidance, mentorship, and training to research assistants and new employees, particularly regarding methodological issues and model use

* Taking a major role in technology transfer and training meetings with US and international investigators

* Doctorate Degree in Operations Research, Decision Science, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related area

* Extensive experience in quantitative methods, independent mathematical model development, parameterization, and debugging. Ability to work with mathematical models, including Markov models, Monte Carlo models, and compartmental and agent-based epidemiological models, experience in deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analysis, and ability to solve technical problems in these areas

* Experience in developing mathematical optimization models for location-optimization and resource allocation a plus

* Outstanding quantitative skills

* Excellent spoken and written English language skills

* We have an interdisciplinary, multicultural team and value diversity of thought and experience, we also work closely with a wide range of international organizations and in-country teams. The ability to work well with people of different backgrounds and disciplines is critical for success in this role.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.