Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Health Policy and Management
Position Description

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an immediate opening for a Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent, with strong research training) level Post-Doctoral Fellow to work on the Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ). The successful applicant will join a diverse team led by Dr. Ashish K. Jha that is made up of junior faculty, program staff, data analysts, and research assistants. The team is located in Cambridge and collaborates closely with the Harvard Global Health Institute. The Fellow will help lead key components of a new research project led by Winnie Yip and Dr. Jha on quality of care in India. In addition, they will work closely with Dr. Jha, and colleagues around the globe to conduct research on quality of care at the systems level. This work builds on a large body of domestic research assessing the impact of health policies in improving health system quality.

The successful candidate will help drive this globally-focused research under the guidance of Dr. Jha. Once project ideas have been conceptualized, the Fellow will design analytic strategies, conduct data analysis and interpret results. The successful candidate will work closely with team members throughout, including to draft abstracts, manuscripts, grant applications, and reports among other research and policy-related output. The Fellow should demonstrate strong quantitative skills and a familiarity with large database research methods. Applicants should have an established track record of conducting and strategically planning research in a collaborative, fast paced team-oriented context. The successful applicant should also have interest in working with other research staff with the aim of achieving a higher level of competence as an independent, original researcher. This is a term appointment, with the potential for renewal.

Basic Qualifications

  • Have a PhD, MD or other doctoral-level degree with a research focus.
  • Have strong quantitative background in data analysis and statistical methods.
  • Have advanced research experience, preferably with creative idea generation.
  • Have experience effectively implementing research projects.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

  • CV
  • Cover letter outlining interest in role
  • Publication example(s) (PDF of up to three pieces of published work, applicants can also submit in-process manuscripts or dissertation output)
  • Names of three references (references will not be contacted without approval from applicant)

Contact Information

Maggie Lamond
Assistant Director of Program Administration

Contact Email mlamond@hsph.harvard.edu E-qual Opportunity Employer

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.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Paper 1
  4. Paper 2
  5. Paper 3

Optional Documents 

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