Harvard Medical School - Global Health and Social Medicine
January 9, 2018
50000.00 - 55000.00
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for the two-year Global Health Equity (GHE) Research Fellowship.* The Fellow will join the Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core, directed by Professor Megan Murray, and will be based at a Partners In Health-supported site in Rwanda joining a multidisciplinary team of practitioners, program managers, policy makers, and researchers. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct high quality research on health needs and program implementation and support a broader research capacity building program and the mentoring of junior researchers in research methods and results dissemination.
Implementation, operational, and scientific research is a principal mission of the HMS Global Health Research Core and Partners In Health. In 2012, Partners In Health-Rwanda, with the support of the Research Core, launched a comprehensive research capacity building program with the aim to cultivate a culture of research and develop technical skills and research leadership at Global Health Delivery Partnership-supported sites. The research spans a variety of health topics aimed at improving service delivery and health outcomes in Rwanda and in other low and middle income countries. Priority research areas for Partners In Health-Rwanda include women’s health, oncology, non-communicable diseases, HIV, maternal and child health, nutrition, and health systems strengthening. The GHE Research Fellow will develop research within a priority research area(s) and support research capacity building within this topic area.
* The appointee would be employed by Harvard Global Support Services.
Anticipated start date: March 1 or as soon as possible this spring
Harvard University and Harvard Global Support Services are equal opportunity employers 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.
Successful candidates will have recently completed the PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, or a related field. Applicants should have 1) strong quantitative skills, 2) strong scientific writing and communication skills, and 3) previous teaching experience. Experience living/working in a cross-cultural environment and French fluency are preferred.
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references in one PDF named “[your last name, first initial]_GHE-fellow-application-2018” to Rebecca Grow (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Harvard Medical School - Global Health and Social Medicine
The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School applies social science and humanities research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. Major efforts include developing the science of global health delivery implementation; advancing equity in health care delivery; and ...educating students and researchers on biosocial determinants of disease, health care delivery, and responsible practice of medicine.