Job Opportunities

You will find, below, links to job opportunities sent directly to the department. The Career Services Office (CSO) provides a full range of services for students, post-docs and alumni/ae.

Opportunities in the Harvard Community:

October 2014:

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Lipsitch and Hanage Labs / CCDD Bioinformatics / Computational Biology – STARTING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Dynamic postdoctoral research fellow sought to work on Streptococcus pneumoniae population genomics with Professors Marc Lipsitch and Bill Hanage in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.

August 2014:

HMS Research Fellow- The Research Fellow will perform research under the guidance of Emily Oken MD, MPH, a faculty member in the Department of Population Medicine (DPM). Research will be in the area of perinatal epidemiology, with a particular focus on maternal nutrition and environmental exposures.  Visit the department’s website for further information.

Epidemiologist- Seeking a full-time epidemiologist/statistician, providing a unique opportunity to work in the diverse, academic, professional, and research environment of the Channing Division of Network Medicine. The position will entail performing epidemiological analyses in SAS under the direction of Nurses’ Health Study investigators (Rulla Tamimi and Heather Eliassen). S/he will also conduct literature searches, and assist in the preparation of grants and scientific papers. There will be ample opportunity for co-authorship of scientific papers. Qualifications include masters level training in epidemiology or biostatistics, good scientific background, strong SAS and analytic skills, and excellent writing ability. Please send a CV and names of 3 references to Maggie Harrison (

June 2014:

NCI Cancer Prevention Postdoc- The Harvard School of Public Health’s Departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Epidemiology; Nutrition; and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Population Sciences invite applications for a joint fellowship in cancer prevention and control beginning in September 2014.

April 2014:

Cancer-Biostatistician Opportunity- The prostate cancer research group in the Epidemiology Department is seeking a dynamic and energetic full-time Biostatistician to join their team at Harvard School of Public Health.

Harvard Post-Doc Opportunity- The Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship position from individuals holding a doctorate in genomics, public health, epidemiology, oncology, or related fields to work with a transdisciplinary research team investigating the role of positive mediators (e.g., social supports or religious coping) in the etiology of disease.

Data Analysis Research Asisstant- Harvard Prevention Research Center is looking for a student/temporary research assistant to collect, manage, and analyze nutrition and physical activity related data beginning in May/June.

External Opportunities:

September 2014:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Physiology – The University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in integrative physiology, defined as the study of biological function spanning molecules to populations. The department will consider applications from individuals with a broad range of interests.  Examples include a research focus in the mechanistic control of physiological processes or the epidemiology of human health and disease.

Senior Research AssociateThe Center for Court Innovation in NYC seeks a Senior Research Associate, who could play a leading analytic role on multiple research and evaluation studies. They are particularly interested in applicants with advanced quantitative skills, who could work on one or more projects analyzing criminal court sentencing practice; risk factors for re-arrest; and validation results of screening and assessment tools that are designed to predict re-arrest.

Nurse Leader Opportunity- The Vermont Department of Health/Division of Maternal and Child Health is currently seeking a Nurse Leader to oversee the management of the Nurse Family Partnership program in Vermont. This is a unique opportunity for nurses to make a real difference in the lives of Vermont families.

Postdoctoral Positions- The Section on Statistical Genetics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications from statistical and other cardiovascular scientists for postdoctoral positions in Statistical Genetics pertaining to Heart, Lung, and Blood phenotypes.

August 2014:

Epi Faculty Position TAMU- The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health is seeking a qualified candidate for a tenure track position in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. This full-time (12-month) position is state-supported and open rank. The desired start date is January of 2015.

Tenure Track Positions: As part of an interdisciplinary initiative, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for two tenured positions at the Associate or Full rank within a recently-established consortium to promote interdepartmental collaboration and research related to families and health across the life span.  The two positions are titled: Quantitative Methods in the Study of Families and Health; Family-Based Intervention and Evaluation.  

EpidemiologistGryphon Scientific is actively hiring a senior-level analyst with a background in epidemiology, global health, biostatistics, or related fields. All positions at Gryphon Scientific require critical thinking, creative problem solving, and both qualitative and quantitative analysis to tackle challenging projects.

July 2014:

Qualitative Research Consultant- The San Diego State University Research Foundation is seeking a part-time paid consultant, who has experience conducting qualitative research and interviewing study participants, to participate in the multisite NIH-funded study entitled “Multilevel Protective Factors in the Lives of LGB Youth in North America” (Principal Investigator, Dr. Marla Eisenberg).

Epidemiologist Specialist II- The Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health, is currently recruiting for an Epidemiologist Specialist II position to manage the Alaska Birth Defects Registry (ABDR).  The position oversees the full range of public health surveillance activities for the ABDR. Interested applicants can view the full job posting here.

Epidemiologist Position- The Washington State Department of Health is recruiting for an Epidemiologist 3 – Non-Medical (DOH2379) in Tumwater, Washington within the Division of Prevention and Community Health – Office of Healthy Communities, Surveillance and Evaluation Section.

Tenure Track Faculty Position- The UIC School of Public Health is pleased to announce that we are recruiting a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in Maternal and Child Health.

University of Texas Faculty Position- The University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio Department of Pediatrics is seeking Board eligible/certified applicants for a faculty position in the Division of General Pediatrics.

Fellowship Opportunity- The Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce an open position in their two-year postdoctoral Quality of Care Research fellowship.

AMCHP AnalystAMCHP is currently recruiting an Analyst for Quality Improvement and Life Course, Women’s and Infant Health. Interested candidates please submit resume, cover letter, (3) references and salary history to:  Note: Indicate #14-10003, Analyst for QI and Life Course, (WIH) in subject line.

Internship Opportunity- The intern will work closely with the Director/Principal Investigator and staff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.

June 2014:

Senior Research Associate- This position is at the new Institute of Local and State Governments (ISLG) at CUNY. It is founded by Michael Jacobson, with Besiki Kutateladze and Siobhan Carney in senior staff roles. The posting is a New York City based position with plenty of room for growth.

Project Director- Nemours is looking for a strong candidate to become the Project/Collaborative Innovation Network (CoIN) Cluster Director of the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.

UC Irvine Postdoctoral Scholar Position- The Statistics Department at UC Irvine has a full-time position available for a Postdoctoral Scholar. This position requires a PhD degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health sciences, computer science, or other relevant disciplines.

Life Study RA Position- The Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a part time research assistant to assist a PI with ongoing research.

University of Michigan Statistician- The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) within the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan currently has a position opening for a Statistician Intermediate.

Primary Care Pediatrician- Boston Children’s Primary Care and the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking two BC/BE Pediatricians to join their busy academic primary care practice.

NICHD Institutional Post-doctoral Training Program - The University of Washington is seeking a qualified and highly motivated US citizen or permanent resident who would like to obtain post-doctoral research experience and training in reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology (RPPE) in their Department of Epidemiology.

Statistical Data Specialist- The Millennium Villages Project (MVP) is a development intervention across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that started in 2005.  There is a position open within this project for someone with a Master’s Degree that would enable candidates to learn a lot about surveys and data management and analysis for surveys.  This opportunity is based in New York City at Columbia University.

May 2014:

T32 Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities- Brown University Medical School has pre and postdoctoral training opportunities in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Miriam Hospital.  Additional information may be found on their website.

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor- The University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health is recruiting a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenure-track or tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor to participate in research and teaching in the area of public health nutrition.

CREAL Tenure Track Positions- CREAL is expanding its research portfolio by incorporating group leaders to bring new research ideas and strengthen existing research lines. Openings are available for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

April 2014:

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship- Forsyth anticipates two openings on our T32 postdoctoral fellowship, one in September (for up to 2 years) and one in January (for 18  months). This is an excellent opportunity for epidemiology and biostatistics students and recent graduates. Additionally, there are also projects of interest to health services students.

Masters-Level Study Coordinator-The Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology is an internationally renowned, privately endowed Organized Research Unit at the University of California San Francisco.  This research group at UCSF is hiring a masters-level study coordinator to work with glaucoma and CMV retinitis screening studies.  The position is based in San Francisco and would require regular travel to Thailand and India.

Program Director- NCI Seeks PhD-level Program Director for Clinical Translational and Epidemiology Branch

The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a center of excellence within the Helmholtz Association that performs translational research on Neurodegenerative Diseases.  Currently, this center is seeking to fill 4 positions:
Senior lab manager / Clinical Biochemist
Postdoc in Epidemiology
Researcher in Cognition Epidemiology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Researcher in Neuro Image Analysis




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