POST DOCTORAL FELLOW, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

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POST DOCTORAL FELLOW, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

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Professors Veronika Wirtz and Peter Rockers at the Boston University School of Public Health are seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow to work with them on several projects related to the evaluation of pharmaceutical industry-led access programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Drs. Wirtz and Rockers lead several research projects focused access to medicines including rigorous impact evaluations of pharmaceutical industry-led access programs. Their work in this area spans the globe, including projects in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. Their work includes both primary and secondary data analysis and bridges the fields of economics and public health.

They are seeking a highly motivated and capable post-doctoral researcher to pursue innovative analyses with the potential for high policy impact. The analyses will be predominantly quantitative and will use data from field trials, household surveys, and health facility assessments. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate and lead on developing study protocols, drafting grant proposals, designing research instruments, creating analytical frameworks, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts for publication.


Applicants must have a PhD in public health, economics, epidemiology or a related field. Candidates should also have the following:

  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with data analysis using STATA, SAS, or R
  • Experience designing and conducting rigorous impact evaluations using experimental and quasi-experimental methods
  • Knowledge of health systems in low- and middle-income countries
  • Familiarity with global pharmaceutical policy and access to medicines issues
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage team-based research projects

The following are desirable:

  • Work experience in low- and middle-income countries
  • Mentoring and teaching experience
  • Experience working in the private pharmaceutical sector
  • French, German, or Japanese language skills


To Apply:

Applications are due by July 17, 2020. Applicants should send their CV, a cover letter (describing relevant experience and interest, and names and contact information of three references), and a relevant publication or writing sample to Peter Rockers ([email protected]) at the Department of Global Health.

Boston University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 7/16/2020
Application Due: 1/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time