Researcher – Brigham and Women’s Hospital | Harvard Medical School

Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA

The Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) - a joint initiative of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), located in Boston, Massachusetts - seeks an Instructor or Assistant Professor in quantitative research methods.

The candidate will work closely with colleagues, support research projects with statistical expertise across various divisions in the Department of Surgery and the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), mentor faculty, research fellows, and statistical programmers. This Researcher will construct scientifically rigorous study designs that meet clinical needs, ethical review, and publication standards; including clinical trial design and sample size/power calculations, write statistical methods sections for grant applications, study protocols, manuscripts, and IRB submissions, develop and carry out statistical analytic plans for existing and new datasets, including diagnostic, descriptive, and inferential analyses as needed. This candidate will communicate scientific results in various venues (papers, meetings, team labs).

We are looking for a Researcher with a PhD (or comparable terminal degree) in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, or a closely related field. Minimum of 1-year relevant postdoctoral experience. Experience in collaborative interdisciplinary research as evidenced by publication record, research projects, or previous positions. Statistical programming skills (SAS and Stata preferred). Evidence of effective communications skills. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Gerard M. Doherty, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

or email

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers with strong institutional commitments to diversity in their faculty. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


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