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, mental 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.
Successful candidates will have recently completed the PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, or a related field. Individuals with clinical training (MD, NP, etc.) with demonstrated research training and experience also would be considered. 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 “GHE-fellow-application-2019_[your last name, first initial]” to Rebecca Grow (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Application deadline: February 15, 2019
Additional Salary Information: Position is located in Kigali, Rwanda.
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The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine is an interdisciplinary basic social science department at Harvard Medical School. Our faculty of social scientists and physicians teaches and conducts research in the social sciences and humanities relevant to health and illness, health care delivery, and the professional culture of medicine. We are concerned with historical, social, and cultural aspects of health care, poverty, and other adversities intimately interconnected with disease, as well as the moral issues that arise in the practice of medicine today. We help to organize global health activities at Harvard Medical School. We and our partners have established the Global Health Delivery program to promote a more effective transfer of the great array of services, knowledge, and other resources for prevention and treatment of disease to the many in need of this help, with particular emphasis on those living in resource-poor settings. Our teaching and research programs contribute to the education of undergraduates, medical students, postdoctoral trainees, clinicians, and policy makers. Collaborations among physicians and social scientists worldwide lead to research and interventions that promote better health both in the United States and globally.