Postdoctoral Research Associate (Remote Opportunity)

Northeastern University

Job Description

About the Opportunity


Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research associate with strong research interests and competency in investigating the social determinants of health with a focus on cognitive decline/dementia and an emphasis on the application of epidemiologic, econometric, and other methods to strengthen causal inference using multilevel, longitudinal data and quasi-experimental approaches, along with the exploration of gender, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.



  • Applicants should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, public health, health economics, or a related field, as well as strong communication and writing skills.

  • Experience in advanced epidemiologic methods and/or econometric methods to strengthen causal inference is strongly preferred. The initial appointment is for a one-year period, with the possibility for renewal.


The postdoctoral research associate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers (including social epidemiologists, other epidemiologists and data scientists, and policy researchers) and will be involved in all aspects of the research process. Opportunities will include analyzing rich datasets for publications, developing and writing research proposals and publications, participating in academic mentorship of graduate students, dissemination of research findings at professional conferences, and career development resources through Northeastern University and the Greater Boston area. Opportunities may also exist for the research associate to coordinate one or more ongoing research projects and initiate independent research projects. In addition, the postdoctoral research associate will participate in project team meetings and other seminars and will be actively engaged in the progress of research.


* This position is a fully remote opportunity and there will be no requirement of an on campus presence.


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Additional Information


Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  


Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.


To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see .

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