Hiring Organization: Boston Children’s Hospital



We are seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual who would like to complete a postdoctoral research fellowship. The research focus will be on the study of sexual orientation- related reproductive health disparities primarily using data from the Harvard longitudinal cohort studies (i.e., Nurses’ Health Study, Growing Up Today Study). Secondary research foci can include contraceptives and sexual orientation-related cancer disparities. The fellow will be responsible for research activities such as developing analysis proposals, conducting data analysis, and writing manuscripts. In addition, the fellow will participate in grant writing and the development of new projects and may carry out related analyses using data from other studies. It is expected that the fellow will apply for additional funding during the fellowship. The length of the fellowship will last a minimum of one year and, depending on funding, may be renewed thereafter.

The fellow will be based in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital with a Harvard Medical School appointment. The fellow will join a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment with the opportunity to attend seminars, colloquia, and other regularly scheduled research activities at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and partner institutions.

Applications are actively encouraged from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.


  • PhD, ScD, DrPH, or an equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, social and behavioral sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology), or related fields
  • Experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases using SAS


  • Knowledge of sexual-orientation health disparities and reproductive health
  • Track record of, or strong potential for, independent funding

SALARY: $50,000/year plus fringe benefits

STARTE DATE: Flexible, can be as early as Fall 2017 or as late as Fall 2018

HOW TO APPLY: Send a single PDF with curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript, copies of one first-author publication, contact information for three references, and a one-page statement describing career goals, research interests, and reasons for applying to Dr. Brittany Charlton at bcharlton@mail.harvard.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is found

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brittany Charlton, ScD, (857) 218-5463

Type of Opportunity: Permanent Job