Academic Position Openings

Applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply for more than one position.


Research Positions:

Research Associate in Global Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

The HaSET (“happiness” in Amharic”) Global Maternal and Child Health Research Program at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital invites applications for a Research Associate. Our program works closely with partners in Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health to generate evidence to improve maternal and child health programs and policies. In addition, we provide technical capacity building in program implementation, data analysis, and use of evidence through direct collaborative work and workshops.

Research will be conducted jointly by the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and several Ethiopian institutions. The Research Associate will provide research and implementation leadership for projects led by Professor Grace Chan, and will work closely with the Boston and Ethiopia teams to oversee study activities. The successful candidate will lead day-to-day scientific activities, including developing analytical plans and conducting statistical analysis; publishing manuscripts; contributing to grants; and collaborating with program managers, data analysts, field implementers, data system developers, students, post-docs and faculty on the HaSET team.

Doctoral qualification in epidemiology, statistics, public health, or a related field with 2+ years postgraduate research experience. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting research in global health, particularly in low-and-middle income countries. This position is based in Boston with frequent travel to Ethiopia. Commitment is for two years with the potential for renewal.

Please apply to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8893

For questions, please contact:
Jenna Daniel, HaSET Program Coordinator
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Email: jennadaniel@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.


Postdoctoral Positions:

Postdoctoral Fellow – Global Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

The HaSET (“happiness” in Amharic”) Global Maternal and Child Health Research Program at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. Our program works closely with partners in Ethiopia and Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health to generate evidence to improve maternal and child health programs and policies. In addition, we provide technical capacity building to colleagues in program implementation, data analysis, and use of evidence for policy and action.

Research will be conducted jointly by the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, and several Ethiopian institutions. The Postdoctoral Researcher will provide research and implementation leadership in Ethiopia, under the mentorship of Professor Grace Chan, and will work closely with the Boston and Ethiopia teams to oversee study activities. The successful candidate will develop and extend skills in study implementation and supervision, project research design, protocol development, data quality monitoring, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, results dissemination, and will have an opportunity to lead substudies and collaborate on research papers. The successful candidate will also join the HaSET fellowship program, which offers teaching opportunities and partnerships with Ethiopian postdoctoral fellows. The candidate will work closely with the growing Boston and Ethiopia-based research teams comprising program managers, data analysts, field implementers, data system developers, trainees and faculty on the HaSET team.

Doctoral qualification in epidemiology, statistics, public health, or a related field with 2+ years research experience. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting research in global health, particularly in low-and-middle income countries.

The position is based in Boston with frequent travel to Ethiopia. Commitment is for one year with the potential for renewal for an additional year.

Please apply to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8731

For questions, please contact:
Jenna Daniel, HaSET Program Coordinator
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Email: jennadaniel@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.

 

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology

Description:

We are actively hiring for two postdoctoral fellow positions (3-4 years) working for methods and applications using large scale biobanks and longitudinal cohorts. Applications interested in statistical/computational method development or applied research are both welcome to apply.

Depending on background experience and research interest, the fellows will have ample opportunities to work on large scale multi-omics datasets, including metabolomics, GWAS, DNA methylation, microbiome, and expression data, for cardio-metabolic diseases and traits, asthma and allergy traits, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and cancers. These resources are also available to motivate and evaluate newly developed computational methods for complex diseases broadly.

In particular, we are actively working on two prospective cohorts from baby to young adulthood with multi-omics datasets available or soon to be available by the end of 2019. One cohort for overweight and obesity outcome and the other for asthma related traits. The fellows will also have the opportunity to work on GWAS and tissue specific metabolomics data for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and genome-wide DNA methylation data for IgAN. Through public repositories and collaboration, we are currently analyzing large scale GWAS data from UK Biobank (n=500k), Biobank Japan (n=180K), China Kadoorie Biobank (n=100K) and Million Veteran Program or MVP (n~400K and more to come), plus GWAS in several longitudinal cohorts at Harvard, including the Nurses’ Health Studies I and II, and Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study in the US (NHS/HPFS; followed up for 22 years, total GWAS n~40K).

The postdoc fellows would have ample opportunities to develop methods or use creative ideas to analyze these data for cross population genetic effect, shared genetics among multiple phenotypes, GxE interaction and their clinical utilities in longitudinal cohorts. They will also have the opportunities to collaborate with many excellent people here.

The fellows will work closely with Dr. Liang, with other quantitative Ph.D’s in his group and the Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics, and with collaborators at HSPH, HMS and the Broad Institute, JHU and the world. Fellows will be mentored to facilitate transition to independent research careers by emphasizing acquisition skills of analysis, writing, grant application, and other research and career advancement. Review of applications begins immediately.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Human Genetics or other relevant discipline with strong quantitative research background; practical experience working with large scale genetic data sets, developing new methods, and producing high-quality published work, are desirable.

Additional Information:

Please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, contact information for at least 3 references, and one sample publication by email to Liming Liang, lliang@hsph.harvard.edu. Address: Department of Epidemiology and Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Building 2, Room 207, 655 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115. Phone: 617.432.5896.

HSPH is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Faculty Positions:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) invites applications from candidates for a faculty position as assistant or associate professor of epidemiology, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other sources of age-related cognitive decline.

The successful candidate will contribute to expanding the department’s role as a center for clinical epidemiologic research and training. Areas of interest include etiologic and prognostic research, integration of biomarkers and imaging into research studies, and comparative-effectiveness research. He or she will be expected to conduct original empirical research in Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, and age-related cognitive decline and to facilitate departmental engagement in these areas with related efforts within the Harvard Chan School, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard teaching hospitals (e.g., the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, and the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center). The successful candidate will also participate actively in teaching and in the direction of training programs in this area.

Candidates must have a medical degree and gradual level training in epidemiology (or substantial experience with the application or development of epidemiologic methods), or a doctorate in epidemiology or a related field with substantial experience in clinical epidemiology. A commitment to research and teaching in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions is also required. Early career investigators are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please apply to: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8871

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 recruit, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring and promotion processes. 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.

 

Assistant/Associate Professor of Radiation Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health SPH invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track faculty position as assistant/associate professor of radiation epidemiology. The successful candidate will also be a member of the John B. Little Center for Radiation Sciences (JBLC). The successful candidate’s academic rank will be determined in accordance with their experience and productivity.

The successful candidate will contribute to expanding the John B. Little Center for Radiation Sciences, through research and training. Areas of research interest include epidemiologic approaches to study the effects of radiation on human health as well as exposure to imaging and radiation technology on disease risk. These approaches may include population studies using biomarkers derived from metabolic response to radiation, oxidative stress and inflammatory signaling pathways in the cellular response to radiation, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating radiation response, genetic susceptibility to radiation-induced disease in humans, quality of life associated with radiation therapy, as well as environmental exposure to radiation. The successful candidate will facilitate departmental engagement in these areas with similar efforts within the Harvard Chan School, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard teaching hospitals. They will be expected to conduct empirical research in radiation sciences and to participate actively in teaching and in the direction of training programs in this area.

Candidates should hold a PhD, SD and/or MD as well as graduate-level training in epidemiology or substantial experience with the application or development of epidemiologic methods in radiation sciences. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the field of epidemiology.

Please apply to: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7486

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.