Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Maternal Nutrition and Perinatal Health

Harvard University

United States

July 23, 2022




Title Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Maternal Nutrition and Perinatal 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, perinatal epidemiology, and maternal/child/adolescent health. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to the conduct of clinical trials and prospective cohort studies conducted in partnership with institutions in Africa and Asia. This position provides the opportunity to develop and extend skills in statistical analysis, draft grant proposals, create analytical frameworks, and author manuscripts for publication. All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with investigators and study personnel in Boston and collaborators.

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.
  • Contribute to data management
  • Communicate with research partners on regulatory issues including IRB approvals, and related activities.
  • Analyze datasets to examine research questions and contribute to the development of peer-reviewed publications
  • Co-author and publish abstracts, poster presentations, and research articles
  • Prepare technical reports to the funder
  • Other duties as required
  • Basic Qualifications

    Applicants should have a PhD/doctoral degree in epidemiology, 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 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 Keywords

    Supplemental Questions

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample 1
  • Writing Sample 2
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