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Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Description GENERAL SUMMARY\/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: We are presently seeking a full-time, clinically-oriented Research Assistant to work with our internationally recognized, multidisciplinary health policy and clinical outcomes research team at the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research (OrACORe) as well as the Policy and Innovation eValuation in Orthopaedic Treatments (PIVOT) Center, both in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women\u2019s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The incumbent will be essential to the research operations of OrACORe\/PIVOT and will be an integral member of the centers. The Research Assistant will work directly with the Principal Investigators of the centers, as well as numerous other faculty and staff members, to conduct clinical research involving musculoskeletal conditions. There will be opportunities to collect data, synthesize literature, and write both manuscripts and sections of grant proposals. The Research Assistant will also participate in conducting health policy evaluations of musculoskeletal diseases using computer simulation modeling. Include a cover letter as part of your resume. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducting enrollment and follow-up telephone interviews of study participants Scheduling and completing in-person study visits and perform abbreviated physical examinations and tests for clinical studies Serving as a primary contact for study participants Working with OrACORe\/PIVOT faculty (clinicians, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians) to design, implement, analyze data, and report results of research studies Performing medical chart reviews Collecting and maintaining study data Inputting data and producing reports Conducting data cleaning and organizing study data Assisting in preparing research documents, presentations, manuscripts, and journal articles Completing literature searches and retrieving relevant articles Aiding with the editing and submission of research papers and grant proposals Serving as a main contact for study participants Working with investigators to facilitate and conduct health policy and medical decision-making analyses using computer simulation models Participating in model development, refinement, and debugging, including collaborating with the model developer Corresponding with and preparing materials for the Internal Review Board (IRB) for protocol amendments, consent form changes, and annual reports Organizing and taking minutes at group meetings Other administrative duties as needed Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor\u2019s degree Strong quantitative background Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Exceptional oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills Proficiency with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet applications) Interest in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, medicine, computer science and\/or applied mathematics SKILLS\/ ABILITIES\/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:\u00a0 Intellectual independence and initiative Excellent analytical skills Ability to learn to use new software programs Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Good-spirited team player who gets along well with others from diverse intellectual and social backgrounds EEO StatementBrigham and Women\u2019s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. Brigham and Women’s Health Care – the parent corporation for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization – includes 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians. We serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.BWH is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. In fact, US News and World Report consistently ranks us among the nation’s top ten hospitals and in the top ten for specific specialty areas that in 2015 include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and rheumatology. The BWH name is a reflection of our history. In 1980 three of Boston’s oldest and most prestigious Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals - the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, and the Boston Hospital for Women – merged to form Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a national leader in improving health care quality and safety, we have helped to develop some of the industry’s best practices including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) to prevent medication errors. The CPOE is now a nationally-accepted safety practice. The BWH Research Institute (BRI) is one of the most powerful biomedical research institutes in the world and the second largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals in the United States. With over $640 million in total research funding and over 1,000 principal investigators, BWH has long had great success in research as measured by the number of important discoveries made, the size and scope of its research portfolio and the volume of publications annually.

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