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Position TitleResearch Associate/Research Scientist (IMPAACT)

Company Information

The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) is located within the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. CBAR’s mission is to foster statistical science in clinical trials and other research studies in infectious diseases particularly HIV. CBAR pursues this mission by promoting innovative strategies for the design, data monitoring, analyses, and reporting of research studies, and by providing education and training relevant to statistical aspects of infectious disease research.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an immediate opening in CBAR for a Ph.D.-level Research Associate or Research Scientist statistician to work in the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT) and other infectious diseases projects. IMPAACT is a large NIH-funded collaborative clinical trials network with an international research agenda focused on the treatment, cure, and prevention of HIV infection and associated co-morbidities, particularly tuberculosis and viruses other than HIV, in children, adolescents, and pregnant or breastfeeding women. A successful applicant will join over 100 statisticians, epidemiologists and research staff collaborating on the design, monitoring, analysis and reporting of Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials, diagnostic studies and observational studies. Applicants should have the potential to take a leadership role in IMPAACT and other infectious diseases projects, and the ability to: work as part of collaborative teams in designing, conducting and reporting results from clinical trials and observational studies; provide the statistical expertise for and lead the statistical work on studies including mentoring and supervising other staff; and develop a self-initiated research agenda related to their HIV and infectious diseases research projects. The position may include statistical methods research for someone with an appropriate background. This position provides an opportunity to be a leader in a new generation of statistician-trialists. This is a term appointment, renewable upon mutual consent.

Position Qualifications

Doctoral degree in biostatistics or related field.

Applicants should demonstrate evidence of the ability to conduct collaborative and methodological research and work independently in the design, conduct, monitoring and analysis of trial and observational studies. Applicants should also demonstrate strong quantitative and communication skills and have interest in assuming a leadership role. Experience with SAS and multi-center clinical trials a plus.

Research Associate position is available for new doctoral graduates.
Research Scientist appointment requires at least two years clinical trials or related applied experience beyond doctorate.