GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Do you want the code you write to have global social impact? Our research group at Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a talented, motivated full-time scientific programmer/developer to join our team. We collaborate with health organizations and research groups around the world to inform health policy by projecting health outcomes and healthcare costs using simulation models. We work on a wide variety of projects, focusing mostly on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and COVID-19, as well as on the health impacts of tobacco use. As a programmer in our group, you will have the opportunity to learn about public health issues while using your software skills to help solve global health problems.
Interested candidates should apply via www.massgeneral.org/careers using Job ID 3140919.
**When applying, please include a cover letter along with your resume.**
For more information regarding our group, please visit http://www.massgeneral.org/mpec/.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As part of a small team of developers embedded within a research group composed of healthcare researchers with diverse backgrounds, you will contribute to a variety of software-related tasks including (but not limited to):
· Maintaining and developing the current simulation models for adult/pediatric HIV, COVID-19, and smoking through:
o Coding, debugging, and testing new features
o Streamlining and model optimization
o Consulting with research personnel on model mechanics and structure
· Developing new and existing data analysis/visualization tools
· Meeting regularly with research personnel to devise innovative and scientifically appropriate solutions to modeling and data analysis challenges
· Working with research personnel to identify workflow issues and develop technical solutions, such as writing scripts to automate time-consuming or error-prone tasks
· Serving as a technical liaison with external collaborators and model developers
· Contributing to grant proposals by consulting on technical/programming aspects
· Producing documentation for technical and non-technical audiences
· Assisting researchers with software-related questions and problem solving, including tasks related to Linux and Windows system administration
Job qualifications include the following:
· B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
· Demonstrated experience with Python or similar scripting language
· Familiarity with C++ development
· Comfortable with Windows and Linux development environments
· Quick to learn new technologies and scientific concepts
One or more of the following desired but not required:
· Interest in science and/or public health
· Professional C++ development experience
· Data visualization experience
· Experience with web development and web frameworks
· Cluster computing experience
· Cloud computing experience (AWS or Google Cloud)
· Linux/Windows systems administration
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
· Good interpersonal skills with ability to act professionally at all levels
· Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
· Ability to explain technical software concepts in an approachable manner
Gets Results/Takes Initiative
· Excellent time management skills
· High personal work standards and sense of urgency about results
· Keen ability to anticipate and solve problems proactively
· Demonstrates initiative and identifies key priorities, even in ambiguous situations with limited direction
· Consistently demonstrates a positive, “can-do” attitude
· Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
· Rigorous academic and/or professional background including quantitative work
· Basic familiarity with health research
Duties will be carried out in a typical office environment (can be performed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic). Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
In keeping with our overarching mission to reduce health and other disparities in vulnerable populations, the Medical Practice Evaluation Center is specifically committed to recruiting a diverse team of individuals across race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and ability backgrounds to ensure that our science is informed by and responsive to the communities we aim to serve. The Center strives to become a leader in developing and maintaining increased representation, recognition, and support of each of these dimensions of diversity among all of its members.
The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel so classified.