The Project on Global and Domestic Health Equity and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania has two openings for postdoctoral research fellows for one year, renewable, full-time appointments, beginning June 1, 2019 or before. Postdoctoral fellows will work with a team lead by Professor Jennifer Prah Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Policy and Economics. The project is concerned with theoretical and empirical research on equity, policy and law in global and domestic health and a range of topics including studies on political economy of health and health systems; health policies and economics of financing, organization and access; health impact assessment; health inequality; norms, incentives and choice architecture in global and domestic health policy and law; social, economic, political, and legal environments that shape global and domestic health and health policy; and justice and governance in health.  The scope of research is both domestic and global. Strong research skills in design and implementation of original surveys, data collection and management, data analysis and other aspects of quantitative research, qualitative research, writing, reviewing, and editing manuscripts for publication, and theoretical scholarship, are highly desirable, as is a background in the social sciences. An administrative portfolio for the position consists of organizing seminars, workshops and/or conferences and grant writing and submission. Excellent motivation and work ethic and research, organizational, analytical, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, experience using databases and statistical software, and coursework in theory and methods in one or more of the social sciences are important. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a list of three references with contact information to Jennifer Prah Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice and Perelman School of Medicine,

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