Liberty Mutual Research Institute/Harvard School of Public Health + Univ. of Massachusetts
Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship and Research Scientist Positions

HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: The Center for Disability Research (CDR) at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute in Hopkinton, MA and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) are seeking applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position in health services/work disability research. This is a fully-funded, joint appointment based at the HSPH, involving faculty at both locations. We are also accepting applicants through a similar collaborative program based at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell.

The postdoctoral fellow will design and implement original studies at the CDR related to understanding and preventing work disability, conduct data analyses, and prepare first-authored scientific publications. The research focus is on the role of health care in work disability outcomes, through analysis of our extensive, longitudinal medical claims and disability data. After completion of the fellowship, transition to a full-time faculty-level position is quite possible.

For over a decade, this has been an excellent opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to develop expertise in health services research, build a strong publication track record, and begin a successful academic career. We have had considerable success in pursuing innovative analytic approaches to answer important research questions.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Applications are due Nov. 15. More information is available at: Interested persons should contact the Program Director, Glenn Pransky MD MOccH, at

RESEARCH SCIENTIST: The Center for Disability Research is also recruiting a Research Scientist, to develop new studies on the return to work process, focusing on organizational and social aspects. Qualifications include a solid research background, and ability to implement innovative approaches to investigate the early phases of returning to work after injury or illness. This is an excellent opportunity - collaborative environment, all results are published in high-quality scientific journals, competitive salary and benefits, and a permanent fully-salaried position (not grant dependent). Although advanced training in a related, relevant field ­ such as economics or sociology - is required, experience in work disability is not necessary. A new perspective from outside the work disability field would be very welcome.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: A more detailed job description is at: The application deadline is Nov 30.

Posted 10/20/12