Employment Opportunities

Statistical Scientist I — Healthcare Analytics Unit

Job Summary

The Statistical Scientist I with the Healthcare Analytics Unit provides expert statistical support to an investigator and takes a leadership role in the development of a statistical programming and data analysis plan. He/she contributes original ideas and participates in all facets of research plan and conduct including research methods, preparation of data sets, sample size calculations, performance of statistical analysis, and interpretation of results, authorship and publication of original research projects. The Statistical Scientist I works under the directorship of an established principal investigator or faculty level statistician while participating in research on a wide variety of topics.  He/she conducts work independently. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design of research projects and works under the direction of an established principal investigator or faculty statistician.
  • Contributes expertise in the statistical design and planning of research projects.
  • Reviews draft plans for feasibility and statistical appropriateness.
  • Collaborates with project team to develop analysis plans, sample sizes, randomization schemes and apply appropriate methodologies.
  • Independently develops plans for statistical programming, data management, creation of analytical data, and data evaluation.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of analysis plan.
  • Prepares accurate and meaningful reports of analyses including summary tables, charts, plots, and graphs and interpretation of results.
  • Prepares data files for statistical analysis; ensures integrity of data using general tests for validity.
  • Participates and provides expertise in the interpretation of research results.
  • Contributes to manuscript and abstract writing and preparation for publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Participates in and provides expertise for statistical plans in the development of new grant proposals.
  • Provides database review, statistical programming and data analysis consultation to project team members and colleagues in CHOP community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.

Required Education: MS required in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.

Required Experience: 5-7 year’s relevant experience required; Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects required.

Preferred Education: PhD preferred with minimum of 3+ years relevant experience

Preferred Experience: Demonstrated achievement in facilitating and proposing a research project.

Additional Technical Requirements

Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and clinical epidemiology.
5+ years of experience and proficient in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS, or other commonly used statistical languages.
Knowledgeable about database utilization in statistical analysis; familiar with UNIX and windows OS.

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Resident Post-Doc Fellow — Behavioral Health

Established in 2008, PolicyLab is a highly innovative, multidisciplinary center within the Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that works with practitioners, policymakers and communities to make sure care provided for children is informed by the best research. PolicyLab’s faculty and staff are experts in medicine, law, public health, health policy, psychology, biostatistics, social work, health services research, program evaluation, and ethics. The Center’s work focuses on improving public systems, improving health care delivery, and improving child health outcomes and includes research portfolios on behavioral health and implementation science and evaluation.

About Safe Place:

Safe Place: The Center for Child Protection and Health is the region's most comprehensive clinical program to address the critical issues of child abuse, neglect and placement in substitute care. Safe Place’s mission is to provide compassionate, high quality care to children and families dealing with child abuse or neglect. Safe Place is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers and other Hospital personnel. Safe Place has been increasingly investing its efforts in the broader context of child protection and health through prevention and improved access to care for this vulnerable population.

PolicyLab is seeking a Behavioral Health Implementation Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead the implementation of an innovative parent-training program housed in a pediatric primary care setting and support the development of an infrastructure to respond to social and behavioral health needs of families served by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The implementation fellow will work in close collaboration with PolicyLab and Safe Place leadership and staff, partners from private provider child welfare, behavioral health, and home visiting agencies, as well as other key institutional and city stakeholders. The goal of these initiatives are to identify and implement evidence-based programs and policies to support families at risk for poor parenting or child health outcomes. The fellowship duration is 2 years.

Interested candidates should fill out an application here and email your resume and cover letter to: Shaun Jenkins, PolicyLab Office Manager, at PolicyLab@email.chop.edu.

Should you have any questions, please email PolicyLab@email.chop.edu.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the execution of a strategic implementation plan for the scale up of evidence-based parenting practices support CHOP primary care.
  • Participate in the identification and development of strategies for supporting the identification, referral and management of social determinants of health within primary care and community-based agencies. 
  • Provide on-site consultation and clinical expertise.  Develop relevant implementation protocols and training materials.   
  • Coordinate the initiative’s fidelity and monitoring plan; collaborate in the analysis, preparation of data for publication, and the design of related grant proposals; and support the development of evaluative research proposals related to the implementation.
  • Identify and pursue extramural funding to enhance sustainability of the programs developed.
  • Convene and participate in meetings with various internal and external stakeholders.

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • PhD in psychology, or related interdisciplinary degree (e.g., LCSW or PhD in public health) with commensurate clinical and implementation experience
  • Experience with implementation science, particularly evidence-based behavioral health service program development and implementation for children and adolescents
  • Clinical training and experience in the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services to children and families
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations, particularly children and families with child welfare involvement
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Great organizational and time management skills
  • Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
  • Highly collaborative

Associate or Full Professor, Tenure/CE Track

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for a Full or Associate Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician-educator track or the tenure track. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, DrPH or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research.

Excellent qualifications in clinical care (if applicable).

We seek candidates with strong scholarly credentials and a record or promise of external research funding. The successful candidate will join our team at PolicyLab—a highly collaborative and productive research center of 20 MD and PhD faculty working to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. Priority will be given to candidates pursuing research relevant to pediatric population health and/or health services research, those with greater experience following graduate training, and those with an established track record of high impact publication and extramural funding. Interdisciplinary or community-engaged research is strongly encouraged as well as research incorporating a health equity focus. Appointments will be made in the Department of Pediatrics. Secondary appointments with other departments can be explored.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

​ Apply for this position online at: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g/d4590

Questions? Please contact Meredith Matone, Deputy Director, PolicyLab: matonem@email.chop.edu

Clinical Research Assistant II

This is a full-time Clinical Research Assistant II position offered through PolicyLab: Center to Bridge Research, Practice, and Policy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The aim of PolicyLab is to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research.

PolicyLab is seeking a research assistant who has experience performing a variety of research tasks, such as subject recruitment, informed consent, completion of case report forms, chart abstraction, delivery of study interventions, database management, literature reviews, and assisting with IRB submissions. Initially the successful candidate will support a new grant funded initiative to conduct qualitative interviews with adolescent women to better understand their experiences during the first 6 to 12 months of using a new contraceptive method.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Aletha Akers (Principal Investigator), an adolescent gynecologist and medical director of Adolescent Gynecology Consultative Services in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP and Assistant Professor of OBGYN and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Akers is an expert in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She provides clinical care to children, adolescents, and young women with complex gynecologic care needs. She has expertise in providing routine, preventive care and addressing the contraception needs of adolescents with medical problems and those at risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Dr. Akers’ research focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes among adolescent women by reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates by increasing adolescents’ access to high quality reproductive health services. Her ongoing projects include: a clinical trial investigating pain management options during insertion of intrauterine contraceptive devices, a retrospective study of longitudinal datasets to understand sexual risk behaviors among obese adolescents, a prospective study exploring factors influencing IUD uptake and experiences among adolescent women, and pilot testing an adolescent-centered model of contraceptive clinical care services to reduce teen pregnancy.

Responsibilities of the Clinical Research Assistant include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Administrative Director of Research, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Principal Investigator in all aspects of projects
  • Assisting with IRB submissions such as creating or editing protocols, applications, and informed consent forms
  • Performing medical chart reviews
  • Helping create and manage survey instruments and databases in SurveyMonkey, REDCap, and other platforms as needed
  • Recruiting study participants, including by email, telephone, and face-to-face meetings
  • Conducting research interviews and questionnaires, including face-to-face and telephone interviews
  • Scheduling study visits and coordinating participant incentives
  • Participating in the informed consent process and conducting study visits
  • Meeting all quality assurance and confidentiality guidelines for data collection, and ensuring accurate completion of questionnaires and other data collection during study visits
  • Ensuring compliance with all data management and data security protocols
  • Collecting/entering, cleaning, and analyzing study data
  • Conducting literature searches and maintaining endnote libraries
  • Assisting with supervising student employees
  • Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and publications
  • Assisting with administrative tasks as needed, such as ordering supplies
  • Assisting with research dissemination activities, including developing and managing content for research webpages
  • Attending weekly meetings of the CHOP research team and other pertinent project or division related meetings

Required Education and Experience:

  • Required Education: AA in a related field
  • Required Experience:  2+ year(s) relevant clinical research experience
  • Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • Preferred Education:  BA/BS in a related field
  • Preferred Experience: Conducting research interviews and performing qualitative coding; Experience with survey/data management software, such as REDCap

Additional Technical Requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS office
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision in a clinical research setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the study team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with staff, adolescents, and community partners
  • Ability to be discreet with confidential materials and sensitive topics
  • Ability to handle multiple, time dependent tasks in a fast paced, complex work environment
  • Adaptable to do work which is varied and requires an intellectual and professional approach
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours to accommodate scheduling needs of the study

Please apply through the CHOP Careers page.