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Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Posted: 10/2/2017 (Employment)

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is currently accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowships: the Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work and the David E. Bell Fellowship. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2017.

Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work

The Sloan Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program that will address the challenges of aging societies and labor force participation in the United States. Fellows conduct self-directed, interdisciplinary research under the guidance of Harvard faculty mentors. In broad terms, projects should shed light on the current challenges of working longer and potential solutions to the ways in which the United States’ public and private sectors will need to adapt to an aging work force. Expectations are that the research derived from the fellowship will be used to support improved workplace policies at various institutions as well as increase the public’s understanding of aging and labor force challenges. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly work-in-progress sessions, leadership skill building seminars, and communications & media skills training. Fellows also have access to multiple educational opportunities at Harvard. One finalist will be selected.

The David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Bell Fellowship is an interdisciplinary, postdoctoral training program designed for researchers and practitioners in the field of population sciences. Through self-directed research, selected candidates will examine a broad range of critical issues, most from within the HCPDS’s focal areas, including: social and environmental determinants of population health; aging societies; workplace & well-being; and social/family demography. Fellows participate in population science seminars, weekly work-in-progress sessions, leadership skill building seminars, and communications & media skills training. Fellows also have access to multiple educational opportunities at Harvard. Two finalists will be selected.

For both fellowships, the salary is $60K/yr plus benefits and a generous research/travel/relocation fund. Both are open to U.S. and international candidates.

For more information on the programs, please go to www.hsph.harvard.edu/population-development/postdoctoral-fellowships/

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Deadline: 12/08/2017

Location: Harvard University