The Harvard Education and Research Center (ERC) for Occupational Health and Safety offers a post-doctoral fellowship in injury and/or disability research. These are full-time positions for a maximum of two years.

Post-doctoral researchers conduct ergonomics, safety, injury epidemiology, or disability and return to work research in close collaboration with injury research scientists at the at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS) in Hopkinton, MA and with the Harvard ERC faculty in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Duties include data collection and analysis, publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, participating in seminars and work groups, and collaborating on research grant applications.

Successful applicants have had a doctoral degree in epidemiology, safety research, ergonomics, behavioral science, medicine, or a related field. Candidates must also have less than five years’ experience post-doctorate, a demonstrated record of individual initiative in research, strong analytic skills, and potential to become an independent academic researcher within two to three years. Preference will be given to applicants whose training, skills and research interest’s best align with those of mentors at the ERC and LMRIS. Potential applicants are encouraged to view the ERC and LMRIS web sites and contact program faculty/research scientists with common interests.

A brief overview of current and prior program fellows is available here.

The annual salary is set according to the experience of the candidate, plus a generous benefits package. These positions are contingent upon funding. The next round of applications is now open and the application deadline is November 15, 2015 for positions beginning in 2016. Interested candidates are encouraged to communicate with the program and participating faculty and scientists for more information. Apply to: Professor David C. Christiani c/o Ms. Starr Sumpter, Department of Environmental Health, 665 Huntington Avenue. Boston, MA, 02115. Applications must include cover letter (referencing contacts with proposed mentors), current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, names of three references, and a concise description of proposed research under the fellowship.

Xu Xu, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
71 Frankland Road
Hopkinton, MA 01748 USA
TEL: +1 (508) 497-0218