NCI Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard University

United States

NCI Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department/Area Social & Behavioral Sciences

Position Description

The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Population Sciences invite applications for a joint post-doctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control. The postdoctoral research fellowships, which begin in September 2020, are funded for two years and do not result in a degree. The program’s objective is to train researchers in the design and evaluation of cancer prevention and control. Applicants may work in any area related to cancer prevention. Potential areas of research include: implementation science, global cancer, cancer disparities, and health communications.


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Basic Qualifications
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Applicants for the post-doctoral position should have a doctoral degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology, economics); epidemiology; biostatistics; decision sciences; nutrition; nursing; genetics; education; medicine; or related fields.


Additional Qualifications
We aim to have a diverse applicant pool, so applications from underrepresented minorities, women, and applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged.


Special Instructions
Please scan copies of your official transcripts from all colleges attended and upload as a single PDF in the Transcript section. GRE scores should be uploaded as a supporting document in the Other section. Should you need to explain any unusual circumstances regarding your GRE scores or transcripts, please upload an explanation in the Note section.


Contact Information
Should you have any questions, please email us at the address below. No phone calls please.


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Equal Opportunity Employer
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. 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)

  2. Have you spoken to a faculty member or identified a faculty member with whom you would like to work while in the program? If so, please explain. (Please limit your response to 100 words or less.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other
  4. Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Note

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