The Health Policy Research Center at the Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a full-time paid Research Assistant to support the research activities of investigators within the Program for Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis (CEPA) beginning in summer/fall 2021.
The Mongan Institute is a leading research institute located within Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mass General Brigham Healthcare System. Founded in 1998, the Institute conducts policy and clinical research designed to inform policy decisions at the national, state, and local levels.
Reporting to John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE and Vicki Fung, PhD, the Research Assistant will play a key role in conducting research that examines the clinical and economic effects of health care policy changes in the United States, including insurance coverage expansion, payment reform, and delivery system change. Specific clinical areas include serious chronic conditions such as dementia, stroke, and cancer; novel disease threats such as COVID-19; and novel therapeutics such as mechanical thrombectomy. Working in collaboration with a team of researchers, clinicians, economists, and biostatisticians, the Research Assistant’s responsibilities typically include the following:
· Evaluating and linking novel data sources
· Reviewing policy changes at the national and state levels
· Reviewing the provenance of information in new datasets
· Evaluating the impact of health policies on health care access, use, quality, and spending
· Data visualization and data analysis
· Assisting with disseminating findings through presentations and manuscripts
· Managing IRB applications, protocols, and continuing reviews
· Assisting the in the preparation of grant proposals
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree with completed coursework in statistics, mathematics, economics, or a related field.
Candidates must have strong quantitative skills, enjoy finding new information to address research questions, and enjoy working with large datasets. They must have excellent analytic, communication, and organizational skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team setting, and an enthusiasm for learning about health policy and new methodologies related to the research.
Prior experience with statistical programs (e.g., Stata, SAS, R), database management, and the research process is preferred.