Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Maternal Nutrition and Perinatal Epidemiology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 11842
School: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area: Global Health and Population (GHP)
The Nutrition and Global Health Program in the Department of Global Health and Population, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with an interest in global health, perinatal epidemiology, and maternal/child/adolescent health.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to ongoing clinical trials and prospective cohort studies in partnership with institutions in Africa and Asia and lead statistical analyses and write peer-reviewed publications using data from completed research projects. This position provides the opportunity to develop and extend skills in statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing. All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with investigators and study personnel in Boston and partners in Africa and Asia.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Contribute to field operations for implementation of epidemiologic studies, including tracking recruitment, retention, and overall quality assurance.
Analyze incoming data to provide data-driven feedback and data quality reports to study teams
Communicate with research partners on study progress and regulatory issues
Independently lead analyses of existing datasets to examine priority research questions
First-author and co-author abstracts, poster presentations, and peer-reviewed manuscripts
Contribute to sponsor technical report writing
Contribute to the development of new research grants and projects
Other duties as required
Applicants should have a PhD/doctoral degree in epidemiology, nutrition, global health, or related public health field. Candidates should also have the following:
1) Strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills
2) Research experience
3) Expert knowledge of SAS, Stata, or R
4) Demonstrated ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team are all necessary for this position.
Two or more years of research management skills, and technical expertise in the conduct of research studies. Excellent organizational, and problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, strong attention to detail, excellent time management, a goal- and detail-oriented work style, and meticulous and consistent follow-through on projects are required. Experience liaising with Institutional Review Boards, other regulatory bodies, and academic and governmental institutions preferred.
This is an 18-month position based in Boston with the possibility for extension; the position will be considered hybrid with several days required in the Boston office in addition to days of virtual work to be aligned with the team schedule.
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Applications should include most recent CV, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and names of two references.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.