Research Epidemiologist - Massachusetts Center for Birth Defect Research and Prevention

The epidemiologist supports the Massachusetts Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (MCBDRP) with regard to the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) and Birth Defects Study to Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS (BD-STEPS). The epidemiologist will work closely with the BD-STEPS main study coordinator, as well as the Associate Director and Director of the MCBDRP.  The epidemiologist will carry out statistical analyses in assessing risk factors for birth defects, prepare data for publication, lead and participate in manuscripts preparation, actively participate in committee calls, and present study progress and analyses to inside and outside audiences. Salary Range $72,000-$82,000 (full-time)

The ideal candidate has:

  • A ScD/PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field or in the process of gaining one
  • Advanced training and experience in public health epidemiology
  • Advanced SAS skills, including macros  
  • Experience developing analytic data sets and documenting program code
  • Experience conducting complex data analyses and applying relevant multivariate statistical tests
  • Experience interpreting, presenting, and reporting results of such analyses, including leading, preparing and submitting manuscripts
  • Ability and willingness to provide leadership to assist program staff to frame questions and hypotheses
  • Project management skills, including the ability and willingness to meet tight deadlines
  • Skills to lead peer group processes and work productively with a diverse set of internal and external collaborators
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Why Apply?

  • The Massachusetts Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (MCBDRP) is a nationally recognized leader in birth defects research and surveillance. The MCBDRP is a Division of the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Opportunity for first author publications 
  • Lead and design analyses and manuscripts
  • Opportunity to propose and lead your own independent projects


How to Apply?          

  • Please email Cover Letter and Resume:
  • Katrina Plummer, Research Analyst, MCBDRP:
  • Please find the job posting here:
  • This position is hired through the Federation for Children with Special Needs and will be located at 250 Washington Street in Boston, MA 02108 at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


The Federation for Children with Special Needs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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