Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Postdoctoral position focused on bioethics and health policy, in Yale School of Medicine
Job Description: Yale School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, recent PhD graduate to participate in bioethics and health policy research related to the Good Pharma Scorecard project. This is a one-year position with an option for renewing a second year, if mutually agreed upon. Successful candidates will work with Assistant Professor, Jennifer Miller, Professor Joseph Ross, and Professor Cary Gross at Yale Medical School, as well as Professor Michelle Mello of Stanford Law School, on projects related to the public health implications of medical product regulation, clinical trial design, drug pricing practices, and health data sharing. The incumbent will interact in a multidisciplinary team environment that includes physicians, ethicists, and lawyers to design, implement, and monitor research projects in connection with the Good Pharma Scorecard. Under the supervision of Professor Miller, the incumbent will operate as a team member, providing research support for the Good Pharma Scorecard at Yale Medical School.
1. Support study design, literature reviews, data analysis, and dissemination of findings from the collaboration’s studies. Potential tasks include proposal development, data interpretation and summarization, some statistical analysis, and manuscript writing.
2. Provide leadership for the dissemination of findings from the work of the collaboration, including the formation of teams for the development of new proposals.
3. Support multi-stakeholder engagement activities, including helping with expert consultations, roundtables and summits.
4. Participate in team meetings.
5. Provide coaching and mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students to support their development.
6. Maintain regular communication with supervisor by providing weekly progress updates, communicating any problems incurred in data collection or conducting studies, and making recommendations for improvement.
7. Perform additional functions incidental to research activities.
8. Adheres to all data management and security policies.
Qualifications and Skills:
1. PhD in public health, epidemiology, health service and policy, health economics, global health, bioethics or related public health discipline.
2. Strong publication record and excellent writing skills.
3. Excellent analytical skills and familiarity with scientific computing software (e.g., R, SAS, Stata, Python).
4. Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
5. Experience in mentoring undergraduate or graduate students preferred.
Benefit and Compensation Information:
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Please send the following materials to Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org and Joseph.Ross@yale.edu
1. A cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position;
2. A curriculum vitae;
3. Contact information for two references; and
4. A research or job market paper.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.