Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist (ACTG)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
13 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist (ACTG)
School    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area    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 Scientist or Senior Research Scientist statistician to work in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) with a particular focus of tuberculosis research. 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 tuberculosis. 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 – including statistical methodology – 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.

Basic Qualifications    
Doctoral degree in biostatistics or related field.

  • Research Scientist appointment requires at least two years clinical trials or related applied experience beyond doctorate.
  • Senior Research Scientist appointment requires at least seven 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. 

Additional Qualifications    

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

Additionally, please complete Harvard’s standard Application for Employment using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRZfngQRDDMpRrwc_H3xbNkKtpRbTnZfOiQvGpt-93augb9A/viewform 
This will alert our staff that you have applied. 

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

Contact Email    khayden@sdac.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer    
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Minimum Number of References Required    3   

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