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Harvard University Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department/Area Epidemiology

Position Description

We are seeking qualified and highly motivated individuals for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The research focus is on the impact of climate change, air pollution and socioeconomic environment on fetal and childhood development. The Fellow will be based in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and work directly with Dr. Sonia Hernandez-Diaz and Dr. Stefania Papatheodorou.

The Fellow will be responsible for research activities such as developing study protocols, conducting data analysis, presenting at scientific meetings, and writing manuscripts. There will also be opportunities to develop new projects including through grant writing. Applicants should have the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The length of the fellowship will be a minimum of one year and may be renewed thereafter. Fellows must be physically present in Boston for their training.

The Department, School, and University provide a vibrant, interdisciplinary research environment along with a wealth of resources to build a career. Fellows can take advantage of training, education, and mentorship opportunities at partner institutions including the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mass General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Fenway Health.

The fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits package and needs to hold an American passport or a green card.

Basic Qualifications

•PhD, ScD, DrPH, or an equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public

health or population health, or related fields.

•Strong background in statistical methods, linking datasets using GIS and previous work on climate change or air pollution research; experience conducting analyses with large databases using R, SAS , or a similar software package.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Please upload first-author publications as one PDF into the “Publications” upload tab.

Please include your career goals, research interests and reasons for applying in your cover letter.

Please upload your graduate school transcripts as one PDF into the “Transcripts” upload tab.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should send applications materials to:

Dr. Sonia Hernandez-Diaz ( or Dr. Stefania Papatheodorou ( )

Contact Email or

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 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

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