Postdoctoral Fellowship Focusing on the Relation of Trauma and PTSD With Health Over the Life Course

Massachusetts, United States
12 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Epidemiology/ Trauma & PTSD

Position Description

We are seeking one post-doctoral fellow (2-year term) with training in psychology, epidemiology and/or biostatistics to be involved in an interdisciplinary program of research on the effects of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder on health over the life course with a particular focus on aging. The fellow will be primarily located at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working closely with Drs. Karestan C. Koenen and Laura Kubzansky and their research groups.

The post-doctoral fellow will work at the intersection of mental health physical health, focusing on prospective observational analyses of new data collected as a part of the Nurses Health Study II, a large prospective cohort, aimed at identifying modifiable risk factors for women’s health which was launched in 1989. The fellow may also have the opportunity for an appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital working with Dr. Koenen and Dr. Jordan Smoller on innovative research identifying trauma and PTSD in electronic medical records to inform mechanistic and intervention studies.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in psychology, epidemiology, or biostatistics or a related discipline and experience with analyzing data from large prospective cohorts.

Additional Qualifications

Training in modern methods of making causal inferences from prospective observational data and familiarity with cognitive, genomic and/or biomarker data would be pluses but are not required.

Special Instructions

Candidates should send: (a) a brief cover letter describing your background and interests, (b) CV, © two letters of recommendation, (d) doctoral program transcript, and (d) a copy of at least one relevant reprints/preprints.

This position will have a planned start date of July 1, 2019 (start date is flexible). Application deadline is April 26, 2019. Please send any questions to: Jake Powers at jpowers@hsph.harvard.edu

Contact Information

Please send any questions to: Jake Powers at jpowers@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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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