The Center is currently seeking applicants for the following vacancies:
- Graduate Research Opportunity. A group of physicians at the Brown-affiliated Rhode Island Hospital is looking for a graduate student who would assist in data management for a study that is in the final stages of data collection. The study is evaluating family participation in patient care in the intensive care unit and the effect on symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other outcomes. The student would be guided by faculty from public health and medicine. Tasks include to ensuring data set completeness, performing accuracy, integrity, and logical checks, and helping produce publication-quality Tables and Graphs for a descriptive analysis of the data. Financial compensation available. Authorship versus Acknowledgement on derivative manuscripts will be offered in accordance with Vancouver authorship criteria.
Please contact Tim Amass (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Thomas Trikalinos (email@example.com).
Graduate students developing expertise in Biostatistics (PhD, MSc/MA), Epidemiology (PhD, MSc/MA), or Health Services Research (Phd), in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Undergraduates with strong programming skills and who have taken statistics courses are also welcome.
- strong data management skills (Stata or R preferred)
- facility with statistical programming for descriptive analyses (graphs, tables)
- excellent oral communication skills
- strong written communication skills
- Grant/Financial Coordinator Position. The Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health in the School of Public Health is seeking a Grant and Financial Coordinator to provide high-level grant, financial and administrative support for the Manager of Finance and Administration, Center Directors and other Center faculty/staff.
The successful candidate will manage pre- and post-award funding from grants and contracts, gift accounts, as well as Center budgets, coordinate and manage electronic and paper-based grant and contract proposal submissions and assist Principal Investigators (PIs) in all aspects of proposal preparation and drafting budgets. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring expenses, reconciling accounts and payroll accruals in accordance with federal, University and Center guidelines, reconciling expenditures on sponsored and Center accounts, preparing financial closeouts for sponsored funds; providing oversight of spending and budgetary compliance, award closures and fiscal management of grants and contracts and acts as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects.
- Hourly Research Assistant Position. There is an opportunity for a motivated graduate student interested in perinatal health research to work as a research assistant through the Women & Infants Hospital Division of Research on a study about labor induction in the summer of 2017. Responsibilities include identifying and screening eligible studies for meta-analysis and data extraction from studies. Additional responsibilities may include help with conducting and analyzing qualitative interviews.
- Assistant or Associate Professor (Research). The Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice of the Brown University School of Public Health invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the University’s research track.
Applications are encouraged from physicians or methodologists with expertise in evidence-based medicine, including systematic review and meta-analysis, and preferably experience in guideline development and decision or cost-effectiveness analysis. This scientist will serve as a Senior Project Lead at the Brown Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), assisting the EPC Directors in the day-to-day operation of the EPC and applying for, leading, and conducting systematic review and related projects. The successful applicant will serve as mentor and trainer for other projects at the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health; mentor others to serve as project leads at the Brown EPC; and mentor/train graduate students, K12 scholars, trainees, clinical research methodologists, and biostatisticians. In addition, she or he will assist with or lead the development of new methodologies for systematic review and meta-analysis; participate in the development of meta-analysis software and of the Systematic Review Data Repository; conduct empirical research; interpret and contextualize results; disseminate advances and findings via manuscripts and conference presentations; and participate in other EPC and Center activities, including representing the EPC at Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other meetings. It is expected that the candidate will be able to make significant scientific contributions to projects and contribute to design of protocols, participate in grant submissions of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, and submit his or her own grant proposals.