Postdoctoral Fellowships

Harvard Computer Science offers three prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships designed to give recent PhD graduates the flexibility to pursue their own research interests while participating in the intellectual life of research groups and institutes at Harvard. To apply to any or all of the following fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year, please submit your materials through our online application portal:

CRCS Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) brings computer scientists together with scholars from a broad range of fields to make advances in computer science research that serve public interest, informed by a deep knowledge of the societal issues at stake. Currently they have activities in areas such as: Economics and Computer Science, Healthcare Technology, Privacy & Security, Social Computing for Societal Problems, Automation & Reproducibility of Data Analysis, Network Science, and Text Analysis. 

CRCS seeks researchers who wish to interact with both computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines, and have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. View their current call for Postdoctoral Fellows to see the latest areas of focus. 

IACS Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Science for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Postdoctoral researchers receive an annual salary to carry out original research in computational science, supervise student projects, and contribute to the educational activities of the institute, such as curriculum development and participation on student thesis evaluation committees.

There are numerous opportunities for IACS postdoctoral researchers to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the bi-weekly IACS lunch seminar series, the IACS annual symposium, student computational challenge and workshops, and applied computation courses, including the project-based capstone course.

IACS is the home for students and faculty who are tackling major challenges in science and the world through the use of computational methods.  IACS trains graduate students to solve real-world problems and conduct innovative research by using mathematical models, algorithms, systems innovations and statistical tools.  Embedded within a large liberal arts research University, IACS serves as the focal point for interdisciplinary collaborations in computational science at Harvard and the Boston area community.

Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowships

This fall, we are seeking applicants for the inaugural Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship. The normal duration of the Rabin Fellowship is two years. Rabin Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses.  For more information, please visit the Harvard Theory of Computation website.

The fellowship is named after Michael O. Rabin, pioneer in Computer Science research and winner of numerous awards including the A. M. Turing award in 1976. Michael Rabin has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1981, and currently is the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Research Professor of Computer Science in the Harvard Paulson School. The fellowship is aimed at researchers in all areas of theoretical computer science, including fellows that, like Rabin, might create new areas that do not yet exist.