Research Scientist,  Patient Perspectives, Financing and Reimbursement of Cures in the US (FoCUS) Project

MIT Job Title: Research Scientist 
Reports to: Director, Policy & Simulations Research
Department: Center for Biomedical Innovation
Date: 6/22/18
Position Overview:
Drawing on a background in healthcare, economics, finance, or related field, Research Scientist will conduct thorough literature reviews, prepare manuscripts on findings, conduct field research with human subjects, and work with third party professional groups to fulfill the objectives of the FoCUS (Financing and Reimbursement of Curative Therapies in the US) program. Work will be conducted in phases; this position is funded for one year and is extendable pending additional funding, work, and satisfactory performance.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The candidate for this position will perform the following essential functions: 
Responsible for delivering Phase I objectives, including:
Undertake a systematic review of published and gray literature
Create a PRISMA Diagram of the results
Create Summary of Findings tables
Present the results to a group of senior pharmaceutical and financial leaders 16-18 October
Develop manuscript with a senior team member to submit for publication by 31 December 
Responsible for delivering Phase 2 objectives, as directed, including:
Prepare and deliver necessary documentation to MIT COUHES Department on research related to the use of Human Subjects and securing approvals
Build patient survey based on findings from phase 1: develop clear objectives and guidelines for the survey, work with patient advocacy groups to create a list of interviewees, distribute and record results
Conduct the field research, analyze and report findings 
Develop manuscript with a senior team member, and present the results to a group of senior pharmaceutical and financial leaders
Work closely with Director of Policy & Simulations Research and project staff to prepare for and deliver project updates in monthly calls and project readouts for semi-annual consortium meetings (mandatory attendance)
Provide regular and timely updates to the NEWDIGS leadership team on Patient Perspectives work  progress
Other duties in line with overall job responsibilities as requested
Supervision Received:
Director, Policy and Simulations Research will supervise Researcher
Supervision Exercised:  None
Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum of Master’s Degree in healthcare, economics, financing theory, strategies and management, or related fields; 3 years’ experience working in a research environment
Proven experience in performing a systematic literature review and knows PRISMA guidelines
Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated publication history and experience presenting at major industry conferences 
Experience with conducting interviews with research subjects, documenting outcomes and preparing analysis
Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary team environment within a fast paced entrepreneurial research environment
Must be team oriented and able to work with a range of stakeholders, outside of field of expertise
Independent, strategic thinker who thrives working in a team
Travel <10%
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with clients and partners 
Knowledge of gene therapies and/or oncology; experience working with patient advocacy groups would be beneficial
Candidates must submit applications via the MIT human resources website:
Job Number: 16213


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