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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Global Health/Maternal and Child Health
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted 03/01/2022
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Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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Title Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Global Health/Maternal and Child Health
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Global Health and Population (GHP)
Position Description
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, epidemiology, and maternal/child/adolescent health.  The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will focus on answering questions related to nutrition and health outcomes using large data sets assembled from clinical trials and prospective cohort studies conducted in low and middle-income countries.  The candidate will also contribute to ongoing field studies related to maternal and child health through integrated interventions of nutrition, food systems and health. This position provides the opportunity to develop and extend skills in field research, create analytical frameworks and data analyses, and author manuscripts for publication. All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with investigators and study personnel in Boston and our global partners. 
 
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 
  • Development and/or monitoring and support of field operations of research projects 
  • Data management including quality control and assurance
  • Data analysis to examine research questions and contribute to the development of peer-reviewed publications
  • Coordination of submissions to Institutional Review Boards and regulatory bodies
  • Writing of reports, manuscripts, and grants
  • Other duties as required

Basic Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD/doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, 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.  
Additional Qualifications
Two or more years of project 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 possibility for extension; working virtually is temporarily allowed until conditions allow for in-person meetings and work environment.
Special Instructions
Applications should include most recent CV, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and names of two references.
Contact Information
Kelsey Carthew
Contact Email kcarthew@hsph.harvard.edu
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.
Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 2
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