Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Maternal Health Economics and Policy

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 3 months ago

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Title Postdoctoral Research Fellowship –Maternal Health Economics and Policy
School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Global Health and Population (GHP)
Position Description

Dr. Cohen is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow from economics, health policy, public health, epidemiology, or a related field with a deep interest in maternal, reproductive, and newborn health. The fellow will collaborate, with opportunities for research leadership and independent research, on health economics, health policy, and health services research on these topics. Previous experience in maternal health research is a strength, but not required. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop research skills and build a research portfolio under the mentorship of Dr. Cohen and her collaborators in economics, clinical medicine, health policy, and epidemiology across Harvard. Projects include both experimental (RCT) and quasi-experimental research and involve the use of large administrative claims databases. The fellow will work on an RCT testing a behavioral economic approach to improving postpartum health, quasi-experimental analyses of policy and guideline changes, and projects on maternal health care spending and related topics. The fellow will have ample opportunity to lead research projects and develop skills in research, grant writing, presentation, and publishing.

The position is 2 years, based in Boston and “hybrid”. Competitive salary and benefits package, along with some funding for child care and conference attendance.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Data cleaning, coding, and visualization
    • Manuscript preparation and revision
    • Literature reviews
    • Grant writing

 

Basic Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD/doctoral degree in economics, health policy, public policy, public health or a related field. Candidates should also have the following:
1) A deep curiosity and drive to learn
2) An ability to collaborate with people across disciplines and backgrounds
3) Doctoral level coursework in econometrics or other approaches to causal inference
4) Excellent knowledge of Stata or R
5) Demonstrated ability to work independently, under supervision, as well as part of a team
6) Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
7) Strong interpersonal and communication skills
8) Attention to detail
9) US Citizenship or permanent residency status required
Additional Qualifications
Experience working with large databases and successful publication experience is a strength but not required.
Special Instructions

Applications should include most recent CV, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and names of two references.

Contact Information
Kaitlin Coulter
Contact Email kcoulter@hsph.harvard.edu
Equal 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 2
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample 1
  2. Writing Sample 2

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