Job Opportunities

David E. Bell Fellowship.The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies – “Pop Center” – is now accepting applications for the next cohort of the David E. Bell Fellowship (to begin Sept 2012). This is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral research program that is housed at the Pop Center and attracts qualified researchers from all over the world. Fellows may choose a one or two year fellowship. Info can also be found on our web site. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 2, 2011. Contact Laura Price atlprice@hsph.harvard.edu with questions.

Research Assistant. Dr. Reginald Tucker-Seeley at The Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks to hire a research assistant to work 20-25 hours per week to provide support on projects focused on the measurement of financial well-being across the cancer continuum from research in prevention to end-of-life care. Responsibilities will include conducting literature reviews and preparing written summaries, maintaining research files and reference databases, assisting with preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and progress reports, and other duties as requested. If interested in this position, please send your resume/CV to Sarfaraz Shaikh at sarfaraz_shaikh@dfci.harvard.edu. Please include “part-time RA position” in the subject line when submitting your resume/CV.

Research Assistant. The Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as part of their Total Worker Health Initiative is looking to fill a Research Assistant II position. This is a one year, part-time position from September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012. The hours are between 15 – 20 hours/week. Under the leadership of Co Principal Investigators Dr. Glorian Sorensen, Director of the Center for Community Based Research at the DFCI and Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health and Dr. Jack Dennerlein, Associate Professor of Ergonomics and Safety Department of Environmental Health at HSPH. The mission of the HSPH Center for Work, Health, and Well-being is to facilitate, support, and disseminate trans-disciplinary research aimed at promoting and protecting worker health through comprehensive, coordinated worksite programs, policies, and practices. The Research Assistant will work on the Center’s Administrative, Planning, and Outreach Core which provides support to three Center projects including two intervention research projects in the construction and health care industries as well as a research study focused on the dissemination of best practices for implementation of comprehensive worksite health and safety programs in worksites. Minimum job qualifications: 1) at least a Masters Degree in public health or natural or social science strongly preferred; and 2) 2 years of experience in public health research strongly preferred. Knowledge and skills: 1) strong personal initiative: ability to work independently and creatively; 2) excellent interpersonal skills: mature, dependable, enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn new tasks and 3) excellent organizational (attention to detail), communication (oral and written), and problem-eolving skills. Please send resume to Lorraine Wallace, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Community-Based Research atlorraine_wallace@dfci.harvard.edu or call (617) 632-5037 for further details.