Post-Doctoral Fellowships

We invite applications for the following post-doctoral fellowship positions

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Health System Performance

A post-doctoral fellow in health policy or health services is sought to conduct research on how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in care delivery. Led by Dr. Elliott Fisher, The Dartmouth Institute has an Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research-funded Center of Excellence that identifies, classifies, tracks, and compares health care systems to understand how internal and external factors affect patient outcomes.
The Center has five major projects that aim to understand the factors that affect the adoption of care delivery, biomedical, and patient engagement innovations. The Center is fielding a National Survey of Healthcare Organizations and Systems that will gather detailed data on the characteristics, capabilities, and adoption of innovations of practices, hospitals, and systems. In addition, researchers in the Center have access to 100% Medicare fee-for-services claims across many years. Using these data, a post-doctoral fellow will participate in the analysis and writing of manuscripts about health care systems. The successful candidate will be a fellow in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and will work under the mentorship of one or more investigators in the Center.

Applicants for this full-time one to two-year fellowship must have a recently awarded PhD, MD/PhD, MD/MPH or MD/MS with training in health services research, health economics, or a related discipline. Post-doctoral fellows will be encouraged and expected to develop an independent line of research, and will have the opportunity to participate in career development seminars. Submissions should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and a manuscript writing sample.

Applicant materials should be e-mailed to:

Taressa Fraze, Ph.D.
ATTN: Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Email: Taressa.Fraze@dartmouth.edu
Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening in Health Policy (with Focus on Tobacco and Cancer)

A post-doctoral fellow in health policy is sought to conduct innovative methodological and applied research in the areas of tobacco regulatory control and lung cancer screening. The tobacco regulatory control research portion of the fellowship will be funded through a contract from the Food and Drug Administration and National Institute for Drug Abuse; it will focus on adolescent use of novel tobacco products such hookah and electronic cigarettes. The lung cancer screening portion of the fellowship will be funded through grants from the National Cancer Institute and American Lung Association; it will focus on barriers to effective lung cancer screening in everyday practice, especially those faced by ethnic and racial minorities. The successful candidate will be appointed in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and will work under the mentorship of demographer Dr. Samir Soneji, radiologist Dr. William Black, and pediatrician Dr. James Sargent.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in demography, (bio)statistics, economics or a related field and be interested in performing empirical research in tobacco regulatory control and lung cancer screening. A background in survival analysis, demographic modeling and simulation, and proficiency in R will be helpful, although not necessary.

Submissions should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Salary Range: Competitive
Benefits: Outstanding benefits package

Applicant materials should be e-mailed or mailed to:

Post-doctoral fellowship search
The Dartmouth Institute
Attention: Samir Soneji, PhD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Level 5, Williamson Translation Science Building
1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon NH 03756, USA
Email: samir.soneji@dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics (Geisel School of Medicine)

A post-doctoral fellow in biostatistics or related discipline is sought to conduct innovative methodological and applied research at the intersection of causal inference and survival analysis. The two-year position is funded by a three-year Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) award to develop and evaluate instrumental variable methods for survival time data using observational data. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Department of Biomedical Data Science and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and will work under the mentorship of biostatisticians Dr. James O’Malley and Dr. Todd MacKenzie and Econometrician Dr. Doug Staiger. Appointment for the second-year is contingent on satisfactory performance in the first year.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or a related field and be interested in performing research in statistical methods and its novel application. A background in survival analysis, instrumental variable methods, structural equation modeling, or non-parametric modeling will be helpful but not necessary.

Application materials and inquiries should be directed to Julie Doherty, Julie.R.Doherty@Dartmouth.edu.

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