Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Harvard: Full-time Research Associate - Health and Places

A law-related job posting that may be interest to some of our student readers:

Full-time Research Associate - Health and Places Initiative


Position Title: Full-time Research Associate 

Start Date: Immediately 

Duration of Employment: Until August 30, 2015

The Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University is currently looking for a full-time Research Associate to join the research team of Health and Places Initiative ( The candidate will work under the supervision of project director Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning at the GSD. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The preferred candidate will display specialized knowledge of the connection between health and places. This position will work collaboratively with the affiliated investigators, other research associates, and other researchers related to the project. More specifically, he or she will:

Prepare various written reports, including planning and design guidelines for healthy places, web site text, and other related materials
Collaborate in adapting and testing health assessment tools including reviewing plans and designs
Investigate case studies of healthy environments
Locate, organize, and analyze quantitative, qualitative and design information
Present and summarize results at team meetings
Assist in preparing academic conferences, webinars, and other presentations
Manage, organize, and classify research information
Assist research duties of the Project Director and support activities of the program
Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree in urban or environmental planning, public health (environmental), or related fields
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; computer search skills
Fluent in English
Additional Qualifications:

Interest in the connection between public health and urban environments and in evidence-based design and planning
Demonstrated experience working in a team setting
Strong analytical abilities; grasp of qualitative and quantitative methods, evaluating research quality
Excellent writing skills, especially writing concisely, and ability to address multiple audiences
Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
Not required: Chinese language proficiency
Additional Information:

This is a full time, grant funded position. Salary commensurate with experience.
Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, and copies of publications to: Edna Van Saun at:
Applicants will be reviewed starting August 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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