RESEARCH FELLOW IN GLOBAL HEALTH, School of Public Health, Department of Global Health

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RESEARCH FELLOW IN GLOBAL HEALTH, School of Public Health, Department of Global Health

Summary: The Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health has an opening for a Master’s level Research Fellow to coordinate and conduct research on the access to medicines research portfolio. This is a grant-funded position with an initial term of nine months (January 1 – September 30, 2019), possibly renewable conditional on continued funding and performance.

Background: Access to medicines is part of universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Private for-profit companies are increasingly designing and implementing social programs that aim to improve access to medicines and related health services in low- and middle-income countries. Our research group has several ongoing projects that aim to assess the impact of pharmaceutical industry-led social programs through rigorous program measurement and transparent reporting.


  • Work collaboratively with the Principal Investigators (PIs) and other research staff to carry out the research
  • Coordinate research activities of two distinct project teams, both in the field and in the Boston office
  • Communicate with funding organizations about the research studies
  • Communicate with Department, School and University wide administrative offices to coordinate and report research activities of the research group
  • Support the collection of field data and conduct basic data analysis
  • Prepare project reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Communicate research results through project websites, short reports and social media
  • Contribute to the team environment and participate in team meetings

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health or related discipline.
  • Minimum to two years of work experience, preferably in low and middle income countries.
  • Advanced skills in the application of qualitative methods and use of ATLAS Ti or NVIVO.
  • Basic knowledge and skills in quantitative methods including software programs such as R, STATA or SAS.
  • Demonstrated independence, positive attitude and ability to work effectively in large teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • In-depth knowledge of voluntary licensing and medicines patent pool is desired.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To apply, please e-mail a CV and cover letter to Steven Crimaldi, [email protected] . In your cover letter, please describe your qualifications and interest in the position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States






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Posted: 11/29/2018
Application Due: 1/12/2019
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