Graduate student hourly programming position
There is a grad hourly position available for a programmer to work with the Reich Lab, a collaborative and interdisciplinary research lab in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. The lab’s research operates at the interface of statistics, data science, and infectious disease epidemiology and is funded by the NIH, NSF, and DARPA.
The programmer will work with the Dr. Nicholas Reich and post-doctoral research fellows on a variety of programming tasks that will support ongoing research in the lab, including coding, testing, debugging, documenting, and/or modifying computer programs. Specific duties might include:
- documenting and cleaning R code to create submission-ready software packages,
- maintaining and updating a PostgreSQL database, and,
- building and maintaining data-driven interactive web applications.
The position is available immediately, with salary range between $15-$17 depending on experience and skills. Applicants must have professional programming experience. Experience with the R programming language and PostgreSQL a plus. Applicants should list any publicly available code repositories they have contributed to (i.e. a link to a GitHub repository) in their resume.
Please send letter of interest and resume to Deb. Osowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled.
Research Assistant (10 hours/week for 19 weeks)
The graduate research assistant (GRA) will be responsible for assisting Dr. Gubrium with planning/designing and implementing four digital storytelling (DST) workshops with African-American men. The GRA will also assist the MOCHA team with logistics around recruitment, site set up for the DST workshops, equipment (i.e. laptop and workshop-related equipment) setup, and data management and analysis related to the DST workshops.
To apply: Please send the RA/TA application and a resume to Gloria Seaman by July 30, 2016.
Research Assistantship (Health Policy and Management Program):
Research Assistant (RA) will provide data management support (inspection, cleaning, back-coding data; identify and address data cleaning needs; merging datasets; creation of new and summary variables) for ongoing studies on health economics. This position will provide a great opportunity to jump-start their research careers. Housed within the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, the Health Policy and Management program blends formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers in Health Economics, Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, Outcomes Research and Biostatistics. Minimum Qualifications: RA must have a MS degree in Health Economics, Biostatistics or a related discipline. Research Assistants must possess strong data management, statistical (SAS & STATA) and analytical skills, and minimum 2 years previous experience working with large medical and administrative claims datasets. Strong writing skills and an established record of high quality research publications would be preferred. The review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications: Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter that explains their interest in the position, and outlines their relevant skills and experience; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample of written work; and (4) names and contact details (email addresses and telephone numbers) for two references. Please send materials to Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management. 322 Arnold House, 715 N. Pleasant Street; University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003. Email:email@example.com
Research Assistant needed for biostatistical research into mixed effects models. Must have experience with applied data analysis, mixed models, and R coding. Formal training in biological simulation methods, stochastic methods, and practical experience with web design are also required. Fall 2016 semester. Open until filled. Application can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.