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.

Postdoc Openings


One or more postdoctoral fellows in psychology and/or epidemiology with an interest in longitudinal observational studies of PTSD and other post-traumatic neuropsychiatric syndromes are sought to work with a distinguished interdisciplinary research team in the AURORA study (https://www.med.unc.edu/itr/aurora-study/). AURORA is a research initiative designed to improve understanding, prevention, and recovery of neuropsychiatric syndromes that occur after traumatic events by closely following and monitoring 5,000 patients for one year after presentation to an emergency department after a traumatic event such as an MVC, other accidental injury, physical or sexual assault, or natural disaster The fellow will collaborate in the design of data analysis plans, interpretation of results, and publication of reports on prevalence, course, risk factors, and societal consequences of neuropsychiatric outcomes. The position offers unparalleled opportunities for early career development, publication, and supervision by world leaders in psychiatric epidemiology. 

The fellow will be employed by the Department of Health care Policy at Harvard Medical School, which is the Data Coordinating Center for the epidemiological component of AURORA. Strong writing skills, quantitative aptitude, and ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment are required.

Starting salary is $59,000 as of 7/1/2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis when all materials are received. Start date is flexible through late summer 2019. ABDs will be considered with letters from dissertation advisors confirming high likelihood of completing all requirements by the time of starting the position. Send CV, 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

Marshall J. Seidman Fellow in Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

The Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School has an opening for a non-tenure-track faculty appointment as a Marshall J. Seidman Fellow. The Seidman Fellow will hold a research associate appointment in the Department of Health Care Policy. The fellow will advance their analytic skills and publication record through informal training and extensive collaboration with Department faculty on research projects. The Fellow will also have access to unique data assets stored at the Department of Health Care Policy. The Fellow will receive dedicated mentorship from specific faculty advisors, with the expectation that their time as a Fellow will advance their career development. The Fellow will work primarily with one economist faculty member on projects spanning a number of topics, including adverse selection in health insurance markets and the economics of the Medicaid program. The expectation is that this will be a two-year appointment that will prepare the Fellow for successful placement in an academic tenure-track appointment at major research university or that will provide a candidate who has deferred an appointment with an opportunity to engage collaborate with Harvard Faculty on high-quality research projects prior to starting their permanent position.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in economics, health policy, public policy, health services research, or a related field; experience in health economics research and deep understanding of economic concepts; strong writing and oral presentation skills; and strong skills in data management and analysis, including experience with large data sets.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The application due date is November 30, 2018. Materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and job market paper. Please have at least three potential references submit letters directly. All materials and recommendation letters to be submitted directly to Ivanna Pena at pena@hcp.med.harvard.edu.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research

The Division of Health Policy Research and Education at Harvard University offers advanced training in mental health services and policy research to individuals who have already completed all requirements for PhD, MD, or other relevant doctoral degrees in economics, sociology, psychology, social work, psychiatry, public health or other related fields.  This training is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under the National Research Service Award programs.  Fellows accepted for enrollment enter the program for periods of up to two years, depending on the nature of their chosen areas of interest and the time required for the kind of project activity they identify in conjunction with a program mentor.  U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Training emphases are the organization, financing, utilization, quality and political analysis of mental health care.  The program provides experience in a well-funded research environment with excellent opportunities for faculty collaboration and publication.  We have funding for two post-docs each year.  Pre-doctoral training grants in mental health services research are also available through the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy (www.healthpolicy.fas.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 minority candidates, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

We encourage the submission of applications by November 15, 2018, and applications should be emailed to Kim Mc Dougall at mcdougall@hcp.med.harvard.edu

Applications should consist of the following items:

- Curriculum Vitae

- Statement of Purpose (up to two double-spaced pages)

- Three recommendations (should be emailed to Kim Mc Dougall by the recommender) 

Applicants may include selected other material such as copies of one or two representative publications or working papers.  

For further information, please contact: Kim Mc Dougall (mcdougall@hcp.med.harvard.edu) or

Haiden Huskamp, PhD (huskamp@hcp.med.harvard.edu), 30th Anniversary Professor of Health Care Policy. 

Faculty Openings

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Administrative Openings 

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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.