Postdoctoral fellow in diabetes prevention interventional research In India

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
15 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Title Postdoctoral fellow in diabetes prevention interventional research in India (half-time) School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department/Area Nutrition Position Description

A half-time postdoctoral research fellowship in Epidemiology is available starting as soon as possible. The fellow will work on a worksite-based diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention program in India and contribute to study design, project management, data analysis, and manuscript development under the supervision of Drs. Walter Willett, Chair, Department of Nutrition, and Dr. Donna Spiegelman, Professor of Epidemiologic Methods in the Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Nutrition and Global health. The project is in collaboration with colleagues at Emory University, Atlanta (Drs. Venkat Narayan, Mary Beth Weber, Mohammed Ali), the Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi (PHFI), and the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India. The context of the research is an ongoing global effort to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease through primary prevention, including dietary and activity changes (see http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/gnet/ for more information).

The position will require significant time on-site in India for project planning and oversight. Exciting scientific challenges and opportunities for career progression are available for a motivated, high quality candidate. Research activities will include systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative research, database development and management, project management, complex cost-effectiveness modeling related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease interventions and their impact, and writing of publications for peer-reviewed journals. There may be opportunities to work on other relevant projects as well.

Applicants should be experienced in one or more of these methodologies. Other tasks may include preparing study protocols, study design and implementation, oversight of junior researchers, presentation at national and international scientific meetings, and grant writing.

Basic Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, or related health field with substantive knowledge of diabetes, obesity, and CVD. Candidates must have a strong quantitative background, ideally with SAS programming skills or willingness to learn; the ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong organizational and record keeping skills; fluent English writing and verbal skills; and inter-disciplinary attitude. Experience in field work and working in low- and middle-income countries a plus. This is a 2-year grant-funded position, with potential for continuing beyond that time.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

To apply, send cover letter summarizing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Donna Spiegelman, stdls@hsph.harvard.edu, with Post-doc in Diabetes Prevention in the subject header. Position available immediately.

Contact Information

Patrice Brown
665 Huntington Ave
Bldg 2 room 305
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email pbrown@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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please list your research interests (200 character limit)

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research

Optional Documents

  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Publication
  3. Publication 2
  4. Publication 3
  5. Paper 1
  6. Paper 2
  7. Paper 3
  8. Writing Sample 1

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