Deadline: July 04, 2014

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GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Working under the direction of the Research Manager, Division Chief, and faculty of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, the Research Assistant is responsible for the daily organization, coordination, and conduct of activities related to studies of the safe and effective use of medications in a variety of contexts. The majority of research in the division is neither clinical nor bench science, and is conducted in an office setting with minimal to no patient interaction. Please see division website for more information on faculty and research topics: http://www.drugepi.org/.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Tasks include, but are not limited to, data management and manipulation (MS Excel, MS Access, statistical software), data entry relevant to studies, conducting inquiries on various policy initiatives, performing literature searches, generating graphs and figures, gathering research materials for ongoing and future research projects as needed, and other duties as required. Some responsibilities will be individual and others will be shared with the Research Assistant team. Assigned projects will vary in amount of work required and duration.

QUALIFICATIONS

BA/BS required. Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities is a must. Competency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint is required; familiarity with MS Access and/or Illustrator is preferred. Prior social science or medical research experience is preferred, and epidemiology and/or biostatistics exposure is a plus. A strong applicant will display the ability to communicate with multiple levels of staff and work effectively with others in a team environment. We are looking for a minimum two year commitment.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • BA/BS degree (please no graduate degrees)

  • Competency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint; knowledge of MS Access and/or Illustrator preferred

  • Ability to adapt to fast-paced environment

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to use independent judgment

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, telephone and email etiquette

  • Teamwork and cooperation

Please send cover letter and resume to askdope@partners.org.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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