research & evaluation scientist
The Division on Addiction is seeking a Research & Evaluation Scientist for a variety of addiction-related projects. This individual will be overseeing data management, documentation and quality control; work with Harvard Medical School faculty on addiction-related research; and perform advanced data analysis on primary and secondary sources. The Research & Evaluation Scientist will collaborate on research design and implementation using technologically based screening and data collection instruments; draft and edit manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals; and draft and edit articles for The BASIS. Additionally, this individual will establish and maintain research resource files; prepare research grant proposals; participate in Division colloquium conferences and Continuing Medical Education courses; manage research support staff; organize and submit applications for funding and institutional review boards; establish independent research focus; and mentor CHA trainees and summer mentees.
This position is for a PhD or equivalent with a strong interest in the field of addictive behaviors and experience in social science research, particularly in an academic and/or public health setting is preferred.
Learn more about the Research & Evaluation Scientist and apply here.
Visiting Scholars Program
Visiting Scholars are senior academics and distinguished visitors who hold a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent. The Division accepts no more than two Visiting Scholars annually. Visiting Scholars usually are on temporary leave from their universities or research centers. They visit the Division for relatively short periods, usually no longer than a year, to collaborate on research projects and publications with Division scholars. Visiting Scholars typically are self-supported. In collaboration with members of the Division, Visiting Scholars typically analyze and write about the results of existing research rather than collect new data. Some Visiting Scholars bring data to analyze while they are at the Division. Visiting Scholars have access to office space, telephones, and other support services while at the Division.
Please click here to see a list of former Visiting Faculty, Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows.
To apply for a Visiting Scholar position at the Division, please send an e-mail to Dr. Heather Gray and include the following: (1) a current CV; (2) a three-to-four page letter describing the project to be undertaken at the Division and how it relates to your past research and training; (3) a letter of faculty support. We accept applications on a rolling basis.
The Division’s Committee on Visiting Scholars meets regularly to review applications. While reviewing applications, we focus on the merit of the applicant’s proposed project and its relation to the applicant’s past work. We also examine the extent to which the proposed project is relevant to the Division’s mission of strengthening worldwide understanding of addiction through innovative research, education, and the global exchange of information. We often give preference to proposals related to the Division’s current activities. During the review process, we might solicit recommendations and other supporting materials; we also invite potential applicants to complete an interview.