Research Support - Baystate Health

Req#: R14998
Category(s): Research, Research Support
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time

Baystate Health, is Western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider and home to Baystate Medical Practices, the largest multispecialty group in the region. Baystate Medical Center, is also  the region’s only level 1 trauma center and pediatric trauma center. We are looking for a Director of

Quantitative Methods Core.

The Department for Healthcare Delivery and Population Sciences (DHDPS) at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School–Baystate / Baystate Health is seeking a Director of Quantitative Methods Core (Open Rank), at the Assistant Professor level or above. Reporting to the Department Chair, this position is a key member of the Departmental leadership team, with broad responsibility for incorporating state-of-the-art methods into current and future NIH-funded research across the Department, oversight of study design and analytic methods, and supervision of the biostatistician team. The Department has ongoing studies in various clinical areas including Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology & Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, and Cardiology.

This position comes with a faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School – Baystate.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Co-Investigator or Principal investigator on investigator-initiated research grants and serve as a mentor on mentored career development awards.
  • Lead / Direct the Quantitative Methods Core, with responsibility for a team currently comprised of 2 Masters- and 1 PhD-prepared biostatisticians. In this capacity, the Director will plan, supervise, and conduct data management activities and statistical analyses for internally and externally funded projects. The Director will also provide mentorship and promote professional development of team members.
  • Collaborate with Department faculty to prepare and submit abstracts for presentation at scientific meetings and manuscripts for peer reviewed publication.
  • Work collaboratively with Department faculty to develop NIH, AHRQ, and foundation -supported grant applications; the Director will take primary responsibility for the development and writing of the analytic strategy and related sections.
  • Develop and maintain expertise with respect to federal and state data management, security and privacy requirements


  • Doctoral degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field
  • Expertise in quantitative research methods used in health services research


  • Expertise in the design and conduct of randomized trials, including clustered designs, and stepped-wedge designs
  • Expertise in observational causal inference methods, including propensity and instrumental variable methods; experience working with large observational data sets, including health insurance claims data
  • Experience with contemporary approaches to data management & security
  • Experience with contemporary data visualization methods
  • Experience as a coinvestigator or principal investigator on a grant with NIH or equivalent funding
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring biostatistical team

The overarching goals of the Department for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science (DHDPS) at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School–Baystate are to achieve better health for the people of the diverse communities we serve; better value of healthcare services; and the elimination of health disparities in all forms. Using state of the art methods in comparative effectiveness research and implementation science, Department faculty develop, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies to transform the delivery of healthcare services; translate evidence into routine practice; and generate new knowledge about what works, when, and under what circumstances. We accomplish this by conducting health services research projects in partnership with our local, regional, and national stakeholders; engaging in community-engaged research; and by employing research faculty and staff with a range of professional expertise as well as lived experiences and perspectives.


  •   Doctorate degree 


  • Teamwork, flexibility, peer support


  • Monday – Friday; hours are between 7:00 am -6:00 pm

  • Full time – 40 hours


  • 3601 Main Street

  • Springfield, Massachusetts


  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases

  • Continuing education support and reimbursement

  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages

  • Farm Share Memberships

  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service

  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional

  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health

  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!

  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!


We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.



Doctorate (Required)


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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