Ariadne Labs is a joint center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health, launched to foster innovation to drive better care at the most critical moments in people’s lives, everywhere. We have built a unique team that is working together to make this ambitious venture a reality.
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Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, and palliative care.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E Specialist) will be a member of the Science and Technology team at Ariadne Labs. As a key member of this team, the M&E Specialist will be based in Boston and work to accelerate Ariadne Labs’ work to improve healthcare outcomes using innovative effective solutions. The person hired into this position would report to the Science and Technology Senior Manager and work closely with the Associate Director of Science and Technology.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Specifically, the M&E Specialist will:
- Lead the development of robust monitoring and evaluation plans including protocol development, identifying indicators and metrics, data sources, mixed methods analysis (quantitative and qualitative) and utilization of data for quality improvement of our programs.
- Provide M&E mentorship, training, and technical support to staff and faculty across Ariadne Labs’ Programs
- Develop and test innovative M&E approaches for our implementation and dissemination work
- Lead the design and development of M&E plans and protocols, including an M&E strategy to measure the global impact of Ariadne Labs’ work
- Disseminate work including writing manuscripts and present lessons learned and findings in relevant local, national international forums.
- Collaborate with the Technology Team to design, develop, and implement effective data feedback systems for near-real-time monitoring of Ariadne Labs’ programs and in supporting effective data capture for the use of learning, scaling and dissemination
- Present lessons learned and findings in relevant internal, local, national, and international forums
- BA/BS required
- Preference for candidates with MPH degree in public health, evaluation, or related field required, plus a minimum of 5 years experience
- Preference for candidates with PhD degree in public health, evaluation, or related field preferred, plus a minimum of 2 years experience
- Must be able to evaluate problems thoroughly, show resourcefulness in identifying solutions, works well in a team
- Experience designing and implementing M&E in diverse research and implementation settings
- Demonstrated experience in development of evaluation frameworks and program evaluation, dissemination (publications, abstracts) and work in a health-related field.
- Capacity to contribute to quantitative and qualitative study design, data collection methods, analysis, and manuscript development required.
- Strong analytical skills required
- Statistical skills (e.g., STATA, R, SAS) and/or qualitative analysis skills (e.g., NVivo, Atlas.ti)
- Preferred skill: Ability to lead teams in creating logic models, implementation science
- Ability to synthesize complex information and translate it for a lay audience
- Ability to be flexible, manage under pressure, and maintain sense of humor
- Success builds collaborative relationships both internally and externally
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Duties & Responsibilities
Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health led by Dr. Atul Gawande M.D., M.P.H, Executive Director. Our mission is research and discovery that drive scalable solutions for better care at the most critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Our work is already achieving significant impact domestically and globally, and as a result, we are growing rapidly.
We are looking for a Project Assistant to join the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, a program dedicated to improving the quality of advance care planning conversations between clinicians and seriously ill patients. Our program is currently developing and testing system of implementation to spread our intervention to partner health systems. The project assistant will work with a project manager, clinicians, implementation scientists, and subject matter and training experts to further the team’s implementation and education strategies.
The principle duties and responsibilities of the Project Assistant include:
To support the delivery and implementation of several projects; which focus on (1) developing health system partners, (2) engaging with teams across the United States using the Serious Illness Care Program Intervention (3) supporting the program’s education and training efforts by:
- Developing PowerPoint presentations based on basic outlines of content and sketches of graphics
- Professional formatting of slides, documents, and other materials developed by the program team
- Tracking project deliverables
- Preparing written responses to routine inquiries
- Handling requests for information and data
- Scheduling, coordinating, and taking meeting minutes
- Managing the Serious Illness Care Program’s online community of palliative care clinicians (incl. coordinating technical responses to issues with website accounts, access levels, etc.)
- Other duties as assigned
Please Note: Some travel may be required.
Please Note: This position has a term appointment of one year from date of hire with the possibility of extension.
- 3+ years of experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferreD
- Experience in a public health role related to quality improvement implementation preferred
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred
- Familiarity with the Google information environment is valuable (e.g. Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive, etc.) preferred
- Strong communication skills preferred
- Excellent teamwork skills, preferably in a matrix organization, preferred
- Experience working independently, prioritizing issues and recognizing when they need to be escalated preferred
- Experience effectively presenting ideas and information in a variety of formats to a wide range of audiences, including senior leaders and senior clinicians preferred
- Enthusiasm for learning new concepts and working with new tools and sources of information preferred
To apply or for more information please visit Harvard’s Recruitment Management System, click on Harvard Careers and enter Req ID “43390BR” in the search bar.
Duties & Responsibilities
Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, palliative care, and primary health care.
At Ariadne Labs, the Project Coordinator is a key member of each of Ariadne’s programs, initiatives and projects, to ensure that the work is delivered with excellence: on time, on budget, on scope and with a high level of quality. The Project Coordinator will perform and coordinate a range of program support activities and tasks within the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) portfolio including general support to the SICP portfolio and administrative activities.
Under minimal supervision, the Project Coordinator will be a member of the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) team at Ariadne Labs which includes physicians, researchers and program managers. Working in cooperation with the Program Manager, subject matter and training experts, and the SICP team, the Project Coordinator will support the development of new tools, communications, and implementation partnerships to further the spread and usage of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide with clinicians and healthcare institutions.
Project Coordination and General Administration duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist with the development and maintenance of program materials, including data collection tools, interactive materials, case studies, tracking systems, databases, and presentations
- Assist with the development of project work plans, timelines, and reports to funders
- Act as the point of contact for all program inquiries through the website and create and update content for program website
- Assist with the logistics, documentation, and organization of applying for grants.
- Assist with the planning and logistics of external events
- Act as a representative on the internal communications team
- Support Project Manager with team records and database to assure compliance
- Provide flexible project management and administrative support to other SICP Project Managers as need
- Developing and maintaining positive relationships with key internal stakeholders, including specialist team members to meet the program’s objectives
Other duties as assigned
3+ years of experience; a combination of experience and education may be considered.
- BA/BS strongly preferred
- Experience with or willingness to learn Google business products (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar) preferred
- Demonstrated interest or experience in research preferred
- Strong organizational skills preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication skills preferred
- Experience learning project content quickly preferred
- Experience taking direction and completing tasks as scoped on deadline preferred
- Experience working in a matrix structured environment and be part of cross-functional teams preferred
- Experience working on multiple projects at one time preferred
- Experience taking initiative in a dynamic, fast moving environment preferred
- Professional demeanor and team player preferred
- Attention to detail, strong communication, flexible and reliable, and collaboration and teaming preferred
To apply or for more information please visit Harvard’s Recruitment Management System, click on Harvard Careers and enter Req ID “43388BR” in the search bar.
Duties & Responsibilities
Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to drive scalable solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower costs, and more actual caring. Critical means solving health systems failures that have major impact, typically touching people by the millions. Ariadne Labs currently has research programs in the areas of childbirth, surgery, palliative care and primary health care.
The Qualitative Research Specialist will be a key member of the Science and Technology team at Ariadne Labs, reporting directly to the Science and Technology Senior Manager and working closely with both the Associate Director of Science and Technology and other team members across the Lab.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Designing qualitative studies for small, innovative projects as well as for large-scale, mixed-methods projects seeking to develop scalable solutions to complex health system problems
- Developing innovative, qualitative research approaches, activities and methodologies that will result in high quality, impactful study results – in collaboration with the Science and Technology team – and that will lead future direction of Ariadne Labs qualitative research
- Serving as the lead researcher with input from project teams — collaborating with other researchers and driving approach, analysis, and strategic recommendations
- Leading all aspects of qualitative research including study design and tool development — including semi-structured interview and focus group guides and analytic plans
- Leading the development of surveys, focusing on assessing acceptability, feasibility, content validity, satisfaction, and culture in healthcare
- Acting as the lead moderator/interviewer in the gathering of insights through qualitative research methods, primarily through focus group moderation and/or in-depth interviews
- Providing staff training and mentorship of Ariadne Labs faculty and staff to develop to capacitate them in qualitative study design and methods – including the conducting of focus groups, interviews, etc.
- Analyzing research findings and interpreting the results to create insightful reports and presentations, and to make recommendations on future direction of research
- Leading the writing of methods and results sections for manuscripts, abstracts, program reports, and new grant proposals
- Other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree required
5+ years of related experience required
Master’s or advanced degree in public health, anthropology, social science, evaluation, or related field strongly preferred
Experience in qualitative methods including study design, implementation, analysis, and manuscript development strongly preferred
In-depth knowledge of qualitative software packages, such as NVivo, Dedoose, Atlas.ti, strongly preferred
Experience developing interview guides and structured surveys strongly preferred
Experience conducting semi-structured interviews and focus groups strongly preferred
Excellent collaboration skills and experience working with multidisciplinary teams preferred
Experience and interest in mentoring junior team members preferred
Experience working in a multi-functional, matrixed environment preferred
Experience in guiding the development of conceptual frameworks for new projects preferred
Experience in implementation science preferred
An understanding of mixed-methods approaches, specifically in public health preferred
To apply or for more information please visit Harvard’s Recruitment Management System, click on Harvard Careers and enter Req ID “43425BR” in the search bar.
The BetterBirth Program team recently completed a matched-pair cluster randomized trial of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) in health facilities in north India to assess the SCC’s impact on serious maternal, fetal,and newborn harm.
Through December 2017, the BetterBirth Program is working to understand and contextualize the BetterBirth results. In particular the Program is conducting focus groups, in-depth interviews with facility staff and program staff and verbal and social autopsies on a subset of neonatal mortalities.
The MPH Intern will provide support the research team in reviewing summaries and transcripts of interviews, focus groups and/or verbal autopsies for thematic content and quality and qualitative analysis of these materials
To this end, the Intern student (s) is expected to engage in qualitative analysis support activities like:
- Review interview translations, provide an assessment of their quality and update the translation as necessary
- Review verbal and social autopsy narratives, provide an assessment of their quality and update the translation as necessary
- Provide direct translation of interview or verbal and social autopsy translations as requested
- Support the development of a document outlining the themes and lessons learned from the qualitative interviews and/or the verbal and social autopsies
- Support the development of a coding scheme for interviews and social autopsies
- Qualitative coding of interviews and social autopsies
- Other duties as assigned
- An ability to communicate effectively and professionally in writing and verbally.
- Excellent English writing skills;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural skills
- Knowledge of qualitative software packages, such as NVivo or Dedoose strongly preferred
- Hindi language skills a plus
This is an unpaid position. Interns will receive school credit.
TO APPLY: Please send your resume and letter of interest to Amanda Jurczak at email@example.com.