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August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Northwestern Law School and Feinberg School of Medicine

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Economics and Policy

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454722
Date Posted: 11/08/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Economics and Policy
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I2 -- Education and Research Institutions
A -- General Economics and Teaching
Health economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Northwestern Law School and Feinberg School of Medicine
Post-doctoral fellowship in health economics and policy

This fellowship will allow the post-doctoral fellow to sharpen their analytical skills and advance their research agendas in health policy and health economics through formal and informal training and extensive collaboration with distinguished researchers at Northwestern and access to major healthcare datasets. The position is for one year, but is extendible for a second year subject to performance. The postdoctoral fellow will support a CDC-funded study of the effect of Medicaid expansion on diabetes diagnosis, care, and outcomes (principal researchers: Prof. Bernard Black, Northwestern Law School and Kellogg School of Management and Dr. Abel Kho, Feinberg School of Medicine). S/he will oversee data collection, data management, data analysis, report writing, and manuscript preparation, and will have an opportunity to participate as a coauthor on research articles. The fellow will have some unallocated time to pursue other projects, if desired. Scholars from relevant disciplines, including economics, public policy, health policy, statistics, medicine, and health services research, are invited to apply. The fellowship provides a competitive stipend and benefits.

The fellow will:
• Develop skills in a Centers-for-Disease-Control sponsored research project
• Help design and conduct health policy research
• Formulate research designs and suggest ways to improve these designs, identify potential problems, recommend and implement solutions, and collaborate in the development of new techniques
• Work closely with experienced investigators to prepare grant applications, potentially including submitting their own research proposals
• Enhance their training in modern statistical and econometric methods, especially methods for causal inference
• Attend national conferences as learners and presenters
• Prepare and publish research papers together with the Principal Investigators

Minimum Qualifications:
• Completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, ideally by December 2015 and no later than summer 2016
• Ability to assist with complex tasks across multiple disciplines and with development and design of novel research projects
• Strong research record in health policy, health economics, or a related field
• Proficiency with STATA, SAS, or both
• Strong scientific writing ability and oral communication skills
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues
• Candidates must be located in Chicago, IL

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
To apply, email a cover letter, CV, personal statement, 2 or more letters of reference, and 1-2 papers demonstrating the ability to do quantitative research and analysis, to Katherine Schulte ( by December 1, 2015.