Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
12 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department/Area All 

The goal of the Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to increase the diversity of young scholars entering academic public health and to provide critical support in launching their careers as successful faculty members. Under the guidance of a senior Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty member with compatible interests, fellows develop their research agendas, gain experience in publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and obtaining grant support, participate in a variety of professional development workshops, and increase their teaching expertise.

Yerby fellows receive a competitive salary with benefits for one year, renewable for a second year. Up to five new fellowships are awarded annually.

Fellowship training is available throughout the broad range of the school’s activities—laboratory sciences, population sciences, and social and policy sciences. Fellows have a home within one of the school’s nine academic departments:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics and Complex Diseases
  • Global Health and Population
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Basic Qualifications

The Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program seeks highly qualified candidates with established research interests. Of special interest are applicants who will contribute to academic diversity—e.g. those from groups historically underrepresented in U.S. health-related sciences (defined by the National Institutes of Health as American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders) and others whose background will contribute to academic diversity, including individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Candidates must have received (or be about to receive) a doctoral degree in a public health-related field.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

The deadline to apply is November 13, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. All applications must be submitted through this online application portal.

Contact Information

Christina Burkot
Office of Faculty Affairs
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email yerby@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 2 Maximum Number of References Allowed 2 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please briefly describe the specific research project(s) you wish to complete during the fellowship (500 words or fewer).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please provide a brief, specific description of your professional and academic interests, and explain why participation in the program would advance these interests (500 words or fewer).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select 1-3 faculty members at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health who you feel would be best suited to serve as your faculty mentor during the Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship. The list of Harvard Chan School Faculty can be found at: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/faculty/

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please write 2 to 3 sentences regarding each of the possible mentors that you have listed above. Let us know what areas of their research are relevant to your project and how this person will help you further your areas of interest.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you contacted any of the faculty members that you have listed in application item 3? If so, who have you communicated with? Was it in the context of applying for the Yerby Fellowship Program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please explain the relevance of your ethnicity or background to the program's goal of increasing the diversity of academic public health (150 words or fewer).

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How did you hear about the Yerby application?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Transcript
  3. Publication

Optional Documents