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Director of Data Science

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Title Director of Data Science
School Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Department/Area Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology
Position Description

The integration of primary care and oral health is a strategic focus for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), where several initiatives are underway to promote inter-professional training and care delivery. HSDM is recruiting a Director of Data Science to contribute to its initiative for the integration of oral health and medicine. HSDM seeks to create a program in data science focused on dental health which will develop the evidence base needed to promote policy change and population health approaches to health that include oral health as an integral part of overall health and wellness.

This individual will be responsible for conducting comparative effectiveness analyses, running simulation models, developing data sources, fostering collaborations with the Harvard Data Science Initiative and other Harvard research teams, assisting with ongoing HSDM studies, developing an independent research portfolio, and contributing to predoctoral and/or postdoctoral teaching including health policy and statistics.

This academic appointment comes with the rank of instructor, assistant professor or associate professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications, in the appropriate academic department based on successful candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will have a dual reporting relationship to the Executive Director of the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine (IIOHM)/Assistant Dean for Global and Community Health as well as his/her academic Department Chair.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Economics/Health Economics or Health Services Research and a teaching portfolio which includes instruction in economics and statistics.

Additional Qualifications

A DMD or MD is a plus. Experience in an academic or state/federal policy setting is desirable.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Jane Barrow
Executive Director, Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine (IIOHM)
Assistant Dean, Global and Community Health
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents