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Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in Health Policy and Health Economics Research

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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Post-Doctoral Position in Health Policy and Health Economics Research

 Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD

 Description:  Post-doctoral position is available starting February 2021 in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The position provides a multidisciplinary research and training environment in collaborations with local and state policy makers, and prepares fellows for positions in academia, pharmaceutical or insurance industries, consulting, and government. The position will be primarily for one year with possible extension.

 The select candidate will engage in health policy and health economic modeling research with activities funded by Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), foundations, FDA, and private corporations. Training includes mentored research and grant-writing. This position involves working closely with academic scholars, policy makers, and other stakeholder partners.


Qualifications: Doctoral level degree in Health Economics, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Economics, Operations Research, Health Services Research or related analytical field is required. Prior research experience in health economic modeling, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy is desired. Knowledge of statistical programming in SAS, R, or Python is required. Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills are a must.

 How to Apply:  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will start immediately.

 UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

 To apply or to receive more information, please contact Dr. Zafar Zafari and send applications to:

 Zafar Zafari, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy


Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Job Posting: Nov 23, 2020


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