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Research Fellow TIDE

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our organization as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on epidemiological studies designed to improve diagnosis, surveillance, prevention, and treatment of sepsis and/or healthcare-associated infections. This position is part of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine's (DPM) Therapeutics and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) group.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will perform research under the guidance of DPM's Infectious Disease faculty members. TIDE's Infectious Disease Epidemiology team works in close partnership with public health agencies, delivery systems, and national infection control leaders to improve surveillance methods, prevention strategies, antibiotic utilization, and quality measurement as it pertains to sepsis and healthcare-associated infections. Most of our studies take advantage of large clinical datasets derived from electronic health record systems. We have also conducted interventional trials to test new strategies to prevent infections and improve outcomes.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will participate in research and public health surveillance projects in partnership with supervising faculty members, including developing new research questions, submitting grants, obtaining and analyzing data, summarizing findings, presenting results, and developing manuscripts. Specific projects will be determined based on the candidate's background and interests. The PostdoctoralResearch Fellow will be expected to spend the majority of her/his time conducting collaborative research but can also include part-time clinical practice in their activities if applicable.


Participate in the development of study questions, grant submissions, protocols, surveillance plans, and analyses

Prepare manuscripts detailing research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals

Participate in the development of new methods for extracting, coding, and analyzing clinical data for single site and multi-site studies

Give presentations about research findings within DPM and to outside organizations and professional meetings as appropriate

Work closely with DPM faculty mentors to set a research course, monitor progress, and resolve questions or issues that arise during the course of the research.

Other duties and projects assigned.


Doctoral degree, such as an MD, PhD, or ScD, or in final stage of doctoral program in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, health services research, or related field.

Advanced knowledge of epidemiologic methods and biostatistics.

Familiar with statistical software, such as SAS and R.

Ability to learn techniques for analyzing complex electronic healthcare data.

Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

Ability to meet deadlines and work within budgets.



Paid volunteer time off (up to 3 days annually)

Open Time Off (include for exempt positions only)

Annual Mini-Grant of $500 donated to a non-profit organization of the employee's choice

Educational Reimbursement

Working EnvironmentNormal office environment. DisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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