Pharmaceutical Research Computing (PRC) is looking to employ a pre-doctoral fellow from 6/1/20201 through the completion of his/her final dissertation defense with an assurance of 20 hours/week.
The work schedule is flexible, with an ideal commitment of five hours/day and four days/week. PRC is a dynamic research group that provides responsive analytic and data management expertise to support health services research across the UMB campus and beyond.
The PRC Pre-Doctoral Fellow will assist with the following:
- Coordination of research projects by way of task and variable lists
- Data collection, data cleaning & quality assurance
- Programming needs through the use of SAS or R
- Maintenance of database documentation/Administrative support
- Research project protocols/DUAs/IRBs
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
The PRC pre-doctoral fellow will demonstrate the following job-specific abilities and a working knowledge of the following software applications:
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- Career Opportunities: Work day-to-day in a team-based environment which includes expert programmers, a research pharmacist, statisticians, a geospatial analyst and database engineers.
- Opportunity to co-author publications stemming from PRC projects.
- PRC Sponsored: 24 months of access2 to one of the PHSR Community Database datasets (Chronic Conditions Warehouse, IQVIA Health Plan Claims data, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey) for the purpose of his/her dissertation.
- PRC Sponsored: 12 months of 100GB PRC server space available following fellowship.
- PRC Sponsored: 250GB PRC server space available during fellowship dates.
Application and Employment Timeline:
- Application Open: 2/10/2020
- Application Deadline: 3/20/2020
- Announcement of Award: 4/10/2020
- Employment Start Date1: 6/1/2020
Potential Competency Exposure:
- All doctoral students enrolled full-time at a UMB School are welcome to apply. The School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) doctoral trainees are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Trainees already committed under a current GRA position should obtain written approval from their current faculty GRA supervisor prior to applying for this opportunity.
- The PRC pre-doctoral fellow is committing to employment for the full fellowship term and may not apply for external funding to replace or otherwise overlap with the 20-hour commitment during the PRC fellowship term. PRC commits to funding the pre-doctoral fellow for the full fellowship term. The PRC pre-doctoral fellow has all the full rights accorded to full-time doctoral students employed at UMB and in accordance with the policies of the UMB Graduate School.
- The PRC pre-doctoral fellow will be mentored by his/her academic/dissertation advisor on record during the term of the PRC assistantship. PRC does not commit to providing academic mentoring that would replace the mentoring provided by the student’s academic/dissertation adviser on record. The PRC pre-doctoral fellow will work with his/her academic/dissertation adviser on record in order to ensure that he/she is making reasonable progress on his/her dissertation.
- The PRC pre-doctoral fellowship will cover stipend and fringe benefits as per current University guidelines.
Please click or tap the "Apply Now" button below to complete and submit your application for the PRC Pre-doctoral Fellowship. Applications for this fellowship will be accepted beginning Feb. 10.Apply Now
1 PRC may accommodate a start date later in the 2020 year if the candidate’s program warrants.
2 Access is to raw data files only; the fellow is responsible for completion of any additional data analysis.
3 ISPOR: HEOR Competencies Framework: https://www.ispor.org/strategic-initiatives/more/heor-competencies-framework
4 Pharmacoepidemiology: defining the field and its core content: pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 2012; 21: 677–689, Published online 10 April 2012 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/pds.3198.