Research Associate/Research Scientist, AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Massachusetts, United States
10 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
08 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR)

Position Description

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 AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and other infectious diseases projects.

The ACTG is a very large NIH-funded collaborative clinical trials network with an international research agenda focused on the treatment and cure of HIV infection and associated co-morbidities, particularly end organ diseases, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. 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 the ACTG 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.

Basic Qualifications

Doctoral degree in biostatistics or related field. 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. 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.

Special Instructions

When applying, please submit your CV, cover letter, unofficial copy of Ph.D. transcript, and email contact information for 3 professional references.

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Contact Information

Kamaria Hayden, Hiring Coordinator
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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