Employment at HCP

The Department of Health Care Policy (HCP) at Harvard Medical School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. HCP offers a collegial and dynamic work environment with many opportunities for professional development.


Faculty Openings

► There are no faculty openings at this time.


Administrative Openings:   For all administrative positions, please apply through ASPIRE.


► There are no  openings at this time.


Postdoc Openings


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN Psychiatric Epidemiology, PTSD, and suicide

One or more postdoctoral fellows are sought to work with a distinguished interdisciplinary team of researchers carrying out psychiatric epidemiological research on posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidal behaviors, and other mental health outcomes in a number of community and clinical epidemiological samples. Fellows will collaborate in the design of data analysis plans, interpretation of results, and publication of reports on prevalence, risk factors, and societal consequences of mental disorders and suicidal behaviors. This position offers unparalleled opportunities for early career development, publication, grant writing, and supervision by world leaders in psychiatric epidemiology.  Several former fellows have been successful in securing independent funding during the course of their fellowships, including NIH Career Development Awards.

Strong writing skills and ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment are required. Strong quantitative aptitude is also required. A minimum two-year commitment is required. Clinical experience preferred but not required.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis when all materials are received. Start date is flexible (e.g., immediate or Summer 2018). Please direct any questions to Audrey Kalmus at kalmus@hcp.med.harvard.edu.


Send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter via email to Audrey Kalmus at kalmus@hcp.med.harvard.edu or via mail to:


Professor Ronald Kessler

c/o Audrey Kalmus

Department of Health Care Policy

Harvard Medical School

180A Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115


For more information on Dr. Kessler’s current work, please visit http://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/faculty/core/ronald-c-kessler-phd


Postdoctoral Research Positions in Statistical Methodology for Health Policy

The Department of Health Care Policy (HCP) at Harvard Medical School is seeking candidates for multiple statistics postdoctoral fellow positions with anticipated start dates of Summer/Fall 2018 (flexible). Applicants should have an interest in developing methodological innovations grounded in health care and policy applications.

HCP is a multidisciplinary research department at the forefront of data science with faculty in medicine, health economics, and statistics. The specific positions involve working with statistics faculty on: (1) Bayesian methods and difference-in-difference designs [Laura Hatfield] (2) Machine learning methods for generalizability of observational and randomized studies [Sherri Rose] (3) Nonparametric methods for difference-in-difference designs [Sherri Rose] (4) Methods for causal inference using modern optimization [Jose Zubizarreta] (5) Bayesian methods for comparative effectiveness research [Sharon-Lise Normand] (6) Multivariate analysis and sample surveys [Alan Zaslavsky]


Doctoral degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or related field. Familiarity with causal inference for observational data; strong programming skills, especially for simulation studies; and experience analyzing real data is preferred. Excellent communication and writing skills desired.

Additional Information:

Interested individuals should apply once, emphasizing their qualifications for and interest in a specific position or positions. Applications will be considered jointly to identify the best match of candidates to positions. To apply, submit a cover letter describing your research interests, a current CV, and have at least two references send letters to chambers@hcp.med.harvard.edu.

Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.


Other Opportunities

For other open positions, please view the Harvard Employment website.
All interested candidates must submit a resume through the online system located at jobs.harvard.edu in order to be considered for an open position. Candidates may also send their resume and the names of three references to:

Sarah Chambers
Department of Health Care Policy 
Harvard Medical School 
180 Longwood Avenue, Door A 
Boston, MA 02115-5899
Email: Sarah Chambers

Please include the requisition number of the job you are applying for in your cover letter.