Academic Position Openings

Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one position, but a separate application will be required for each position.

Research Positions

Postdoctoral Positions

Faculty Position

Assistant/Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Assistant/Associate Professor of Epidemiology

The Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seek candidates to fill two tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level. We envision recruiting one candidate to a position with a primary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and the other to a position with a primary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, but each with a secondary appointment in the other department. For both positions, we seek candidates with a strong background in theory and methods, demonstrated expertise in the development of new methods, and an interest in collaborative research in public health and biomedical sciences.

We are looking for candidates with expertise in areas such as causal inference, statistical genetics, measurement or measurement error, and data science (including computational science, machine learning and related methods).  Candidates should be deeply committed to the development and application of quantitative methods and computation, with interest in the health sciences, and should be enthusiastic about teaching, training, and mentorship through our graduate programs.

Responsibilities will include methodological and collaborative research, teaching, and supervision of graduate students. Qualified applicants will be expected to have a doctoral degree in one of the following disciplines: epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, computational biology, or medicine; applicants from related fields are also welcome. Candidates are required to have their doctoral degree by the time the appointment begins, and academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and accomplishments.

We welcome candidates who are interested in mentoring diverse students and teaching in an international classroom setting that fosters belonging.

The Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology each offer an exceptional environment in which to pursue research and education in quantitative public health while being at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations worldwide. The departments work closely together and many faculty members have joint appointments. Areas of expertise in Epidemiology include epidemiologic methods, epidemiology of chronic diseases, epidemiology of infectious diseases, and clinical epidemiology. Areas of expertise in Biostatistics include design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, missing data, precision health, network analysis, computational and systems biology, microbiome analysis, neurostatistics, and environmental statistics. Areas of shared expertise include statistical genetics and genomics, causal inference, and data science. Research in both departments is enabled by access to a number of large longitudinal studies and extensive collaboration with academic departments across Harvard programs and at the world-class Harvard affiliated hospitals.

Both departments pride themselves on having strong mentoring and a supportive environment for assistant and associate professors. Our unique and diverse community provides unparalleled collaborative opportunities for career development.

Please apply to:  http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9218

For questions, please contact:
Megan Marchese, Search Administrator
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Email: marchese@hsph.harvard.edu

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars.  We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school and the communities we serve. Women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at Harvard T.H. Chan SPH can be found at: http://hsph.me/resources-career-development-and-work-life-balance.

The search will formally close on December 15, 2019. However, the committee will review applications on a rolling basis, beginning immediately. Applications may not be reviewed if the application, including letters of recommendation, are not complete.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Research Position in Statistical Genetics and Genomics

Description:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in statistical genetics and genomics is available at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This position involves developing and applying statistical and computational methods for analysis of high-throughput genetic and genomic data, including Whole Genome Sequencing association studies, integrative analysis of genetic and genomic data high-dimensional phenotype analysis, and genome-wide epigenetic association studies. We seek an individual with strong statistical, computing and genetic backgrounds and who has expertise in statistical and computational methods for big data, statistical genetics and genomics. The work will involve both methodological research with department faculty and collaboration with subject matter researchers.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a quantitative field, e.g., statistics or biostatistics, computer sciences, strong quantitative research background, statistical and programming proficiency, strong genetic knowledge, as well as good written and oral communication skills.

Procedures:
To apply for this position, submit your application through the Harvard ARIeS: Academic Recruiting Information eSystem at the following link:

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8842

Additional Information:
Administrative questions regarding this position can be sent to Susan Luvisi at biostat_postdoc@hsph.harvard.edu.
Scientific questions regarding this position can be sent to Xihong Lin
Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.
Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at SPH can be found at Career development and work/life balance.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate Position in Quantitative Sciences for Cancer Research

Description:
The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral fellow position funded in large part by an NIH training grant on Quantitative Sciences for Cancer Research. Candidates have latitude to choose among several mentors across various institutes at Harvard; research can range from the most applied to the most theoretical as long as there is a genuine commitment to its ultimate utility in cancer research.

Basic Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is an independent, solution-oriented thinker with a strong quantitative background and a clear commitment to cancer research. Other qualifications include:
• Required: PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Data Science, or related field
• Required: U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
• Preferred: Interest in developing open-source software, reproducibility.
• Preferred: Familiarity with multiple data science tools and ability to learn new tools as required.
• Preferred: Excellent communication and writing skills.

Application Procedures:
To apply for this position, submit your application through the Harvard ARIeS: Academic Recruiting Information eSystem at the following link:

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8727

Additional Information:
Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at SPH can be found at: Career development and work/life balance.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions in (i) Network Science and (ii) Biomedical Smartphone Research

Description:
The Onnela Lab in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in biostatistics, applied mathematics, statistical physics, computer science, or a related quantitative field for two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. These positions involve developing statistical methods, data analytic tools, and mathematical models for analyzing two different types of systems. In the first area, statistical network science, we develop methods that are at the intersection of statistical learning and network science with applications in social and biological networks. In the second area, smartphone-based digital phenotyping, we develop tools and methods for analyzing data collected by our smartphone platform. Our ongoing applied studies in this area involve diverse patient populations from neurology to psychiatry and oncology. The candidates can focus on one of these areas only or may work across both, depending on interests and expertise.

Qualifications:
Doctoral degree in biostatistics, computer science, applied mathematics, statistical physics, or a related quantitative field. Excellent programming skills in Python or similar language, as well as strong oral communication and writing skills are required.

Application Procedures:
To apply for this position, submit your application through the Harvard ARIeS: Academic Recruiting Information eSystem at the following link:

https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8588

Additional Information:
Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at SPH can be found at: Career development and work/life balance.

For more information about the lab, please visit https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/onnela-lab/.