Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics and Causal Inference
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
United States


Title Statistics and Causal Inference Postdoctoral Fellow

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS)

Position Description

Dr. Kosuke Imai, Professor of the Department of Government and the Department of Statistics, and faculty affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University, solicits applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in statistics and causal inference, with a targeted start date of January 2021 (though there may be flexibility to start earlier or later), for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work with Professor Imai on a number of causal inference projects that range from the identification of spillover effects to the estimation of heterogeneous treatment effects in complex settings. This is part of a larger collaborative project with Francesca Dominici (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) and Jose Zubizarreta (Harvard Medical School), funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The appointment will be administered by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science

IQSS sits in the Division of Social Science, which is strongly committed to creating and supporting a diverse workforce. Respect and fairness, kindness and collegiality, and trust and transparency are among the values we espouse and promote in our workplace culture. We work hard to ensure a healthy, inclusive and positive environment where everyone does their best work in support of Harvard’s mission.

Basic Qualifications

Research experiences and Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, quantitative social sciences, or related fields, required.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have obtained your Ph.D. in the past 12 months you must be able to provide a certificate of completion from the degree-granting institution OR a letter from the institute’s registrar stating all requirements for the degree have been successfully completed and should verify the date the degree has been conferred. No exceptions.

Additional Qualifications

Applicants should have strong methodological skills and interests in social science applications.

Special Instructions

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ONLINE. Only applicants who follow these instructions will be considered.

A complete application should include:

a) A cover letter
b) A curriculum vitae
c) A two-to-four page research statement
d) At most three research papers
e) Names and email addresses of two to three letters of reference

Applicants should email items (a)-(d) as a single PDF file to Ms. Emilee Martichenko at using “Statistics and Causal Inference postdoc application" as the title of the email. Letter writers should send their letters directly to Ms. Martichenko.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by September 30, 2020, but applications submitted after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Information
Emilee Martichenko

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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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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