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TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Company Information: The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS), founded in 2009, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School) now has over 30 faculty members. QHS faculty are Principal Investigators on extramural grants totaling over $43 million. UMass Medical School holds a Clinical and Translation Science Award, and receives over $280 million in annual extramural funding. QHS is a key player of clinical and translational research, and conducts cutting edge work on projects related to Massachusetts’ role as a leader in national health care reform. The main campus of the UMass Medical School is located in Worcester, which is adjacent to the greater Boston area and was recently recognized as one of the “10 most livable cities in the nation” by The campus is 35 miles from Boston, in a region known for its concentration of high-technology, healthcare, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering research and industry.

Position Title: TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: The UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) and UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offer a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (TL1) Training Program ( ). The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is recruiting a TL1 postdoctoral fellow to conduct innovative research on biostatistics, health economics, and health services research. The successful candidate will be co-mentored by Dr. Ash and Dr. Bo Zhang in projects that provide analytic support to MassHealth, our state’s Medicaid Program, such as, extending MassHealth’s first-in-nation risk adjusted payment formula incorporating both clinical and social risk factors, and evaluating the effects its 5-year, multi-billion dollar Medicaid Waiver and Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP).

Position Qualifications: The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and should have a doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, health economics, computer science, biomedical informatics, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have strong analytic skills, experience with health claims data, a commitment to social justice and knowledge of (or at least interest in) the health policy context. However, candidates working in other areas are also encouraged to apply. Strong computational and communication skills are essential, and should be evidenced by previous research manuscripts and publications. Candidates with postdoctoral academic experiences are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: Approximately $48,000 to $55,000 (NIH standard postdoc salary)

Benefits: Standard benefits, as provided by the university.


Application Information: Applicants should submit an all-in-one PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, PhD transcript, and contact information for three references to . Please title the application email as “TL1 Postdoctoral Application.” Learn more about QHS at As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the UMass Medical School recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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