Post-doctoral Fellow in Health Policy and Systems Research

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The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is one of the leading global health institutions. With over 800 employees worldwide the institute aims to make a sustainable contribution to the improvement of health locally and globally through research, education and service.

Within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH), our Households Economics and Health Systems Research Unit develops and applies economic, epidemiological, statistical and mathematical methods to advance innovation, validation and application in the field of public health. To support our research efforts in health policy and systems research we are looking for a Post-doctoral Fellow in Health Policy and Systems Research

The post-doctoral researcher will support a range of projects analysing and evaluating public health policies. The main objective of these projects is to investigate how to improve social health protection systems, and how to ensure vulnerable populations have access to quality health services and are protected from the financial risk of ill health. The post-doc will closely work with other researchers in our unit, and collaborate with other units at the institute. She/he will be expected to implement research projects, co-supervise PhD students, and to contribute to acquiring new research grants.

Your position
This is a highly competitive position with a starting salary of USD 80k per year. To best fit our unit we expect the following qualifications:

  • PhD in Health Policy, Health Economics or related topics from a leading research university
  • Demonstrated interest in, and experience with, health policy and system research using a range of research methods
  • Experience and interest in managing and analysing quantitative and qualitative data.

Start of employment: May 2019 (with flexibility).
Appointments will be made for an initial period of two years, but can be renewed if there is mutual interest.

  • Good programming and analytical skills
  • Evidence of publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Good communication skills, strong spirit of team work and initiative, and ability to work with professionals in a multi-cultural context
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes
  • Excellent command of English (speaking and writing)
  • Willingness to conduct research activities and spend time in low income countries

To be considered, applications must be received by February 28th 2019.
We look forward to receiving your online application with

  • CV
  • motivation letter
  • PhD course transcripts including grades
  • sample manuscript (published or draft) of conducted health policy and systems research study
  • names and contact information (email or phone) of 3 references.

Note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. Applications via email will not be considered.

Application / Contact
For further information about the position, please visit our website
https://www.swisstph.ch/en/

Forward to online application at https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Jobs/All


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