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Research Associate



Title Research Associate
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Department of Global Health and Population
Position Description

A Research Associate is sought to work on two reproductive health projects, the Post-partum IUD (PPIUD) Project and the Willows Evaluation Research Project, in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The position is expected to begin on February 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will split his/her time between the two projects and contribute to research evaluating an intervention offering PPIUD services in Tanzania, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and the implementation and impact of the Willows Reproductive Health Programs in intervention and control sites in Ghana, Pakistan, Tanzania and Turkey. The work will involve designing data collection instruments, monitoring data collection and quality in the field; and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.

Working under the guidance of Principal Research Scientist Iqbal Shah and Professor David Canning, the Associate will be expected to participate actively in implementing the two projects, research, writing, and the dissemination of results.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as global health, demography, economics, sociology, or epidemiology. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in research in program evaluation.

Applicants should have a record of publications showing their potential for scholarship and will usually have completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship or equivalent experience.

Additional Qualifications

Experience of primary data collection, particularly in the project countries, and familiarity with reproductive health and family planning programs is desirable. Expertise in either qualitative or quantitative research methods or, preferably, in both is required.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters of reference, and a sample of published or unpublished work (journal length article) through the ARIES application system.

Applications will be considered as of January 1, 2018.

Contact Information

Laura Campagna

Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer

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 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

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