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Harvard University Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Training in Comparative Effectiveness Research for Suicide Prevention in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Training in Comparative Effectiveness Research for Suicide Prevention

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department/Area Epidemiology

Position Description

Training in Comparative Effectiveness Research for Suicide Prevention is funded by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (training grant T32 MH125815). This interdisciplinary program is designed to train young investigators on modern causal inference methods for research on suicide prevention. The program trains both (i) researchers who have causal inference expertise, but not necessarily subject-matter expertise in suicide prevention, and (ii) researchers who have subject-matter expertise in suicide prevention, but not necessarily causal inference expertise. By bringing together investigators with interests ranging from predominantly methodological to predominantly substantive, the program facilitates cross-fertilization of ideas that will result in better tools for suicide prevention.

The Training Program is co-directed by Miguel Hernán, Matthew Nock, and Philip Wang. It coordinates training opportunities provided by the CAUSALab and the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, and Boston area hospitals. The CAUSALab launched in 2021 to articulate a growing research portfolio, create synergy with it’s strategic partners, and provide training on causal inference to the next generation of investigators.

Postdoctoral research fellows (postdoc trainees) who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.

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For more information on CAUSALab, please visit:

Basic Qualifications

Education Requirements

  • A doctoral or MD degree

  • MD with training in psychiatry or a PhD in clinical psychology, epidemiology, or a related field

    Additional Qualifications

    Additional Information: Per university guidelines, postdoc appointments are considered to be on-campus, full-time positions. Per university payroll tax guidelines all applicants must reside in an acceptable payroll states or be willing to relocate to: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Vermont or New York.

    Special Instructions

    Contact Information

For additional questions about the position, please contact Allison Hakioglu

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed 2


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