Assistant/Associate Professor of Integrative Genomic Epidemiology

Massachusetts, United States
07 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Position Description

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track position as assistant/associate professor with a focus on integrative genomic epidemiology. This position will hold a primary appointment in the Department of Nutrition and a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.

The Department of Nutrition is committed to expanding multi-/trans-disciplinary studies of complex diseases and pressing public health problems using the latest methods and technologies. We are also committed to training students in the skills needed to conduct cutting-edge research in our increasingly interdisciplinary and changing fields.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop independent and collaborative research projects combining existing and planned genomic and epidemiological data resources, potentially leveraging well-established cohorts such as the Nurses Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. These resources include, but are not limited to: genetic and genomic data; metabolomic data; microbiome data; longitudinal data on nutritional, lifestyle, anthopometric, and social factors; and incidence data on a broad range of complex diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct methodological and/or empirical research in epidemiology and to participate actively in teaching and in the direction of training programs.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks to recruit, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. We are committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring and promotion processes. Women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at HSPH can be found at: http://hsph.me/resources-career-development-and-work-life-balance

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field (including biostatistics and bioinformatics, among others). Publication record can be in epidemiology or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Contact Information

Inquiries about this position are welcome and should be directed to attention of Patrice Brown (pbrown@hsph.harvard.edu).

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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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