Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nutrition and Global Health Program

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
14 Oct 2016
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14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

The Nutrition and Global Health Program at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join their team. The program is conducting several global health research and training projects with partners in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia.

The postdoctoral fellow will primarily be working on a study in Ethiopia and Tanzania to develop, implement, and evaluate integrated nutrition interventions within the context of existing agricultural programs with the goal of improving the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and young children, particularly in the first 1000 days of life. The postdoctoral fellow will learn from and contribute to management of the study and design of additional protocols, support field data collection, and assist with data monitoring and data quality assurance efforts. He/she will also lead data analyses and writing of manuscripts for the program and related study projects.

The primary work site is in Boston with potential for some travel to Ethiopia and Tanzania. Please note this is a grant-funded position.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in public health, agriculture, nutrition, epidemiology or a related field. Candidates should also have the following:

1) strong quantitative skills
2) strong writing, research, and analytical skills
3) demonstrated ability to work independently and manage research projects
4) skills in nutritional epidemiology and data analysis using SAS or STATA.

Fieldwork experience and knowledge of sub-Saharan Africa is a plus.

Additional Qualifications

Applicants should send their CV, a cover letter (describing relevant experience and interest, and names and contact information of three references), and a relevant publication or writing sample to: Professor Wafaie Fawzi at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (

Special Instructions Contact Information

Patricie Niyitegeka

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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 3 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Publication
  2. Writing Sample 1