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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Demographic Trends in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Posted: 3/11/2019 (Employment)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019.

A post-doctoral fellowship is available at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing on the measurement of demographic trends in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The post-doctoral fellow will contribute to a project funded by the NIH to improve estimates of adolescent and adult mortality in LMICs. This is a multi-country trial of new methods to estimate mortality and its causes in 4 countries in Africa and Asia. The project team is composed of demographers and epidemiologists at Johns Hopkins, as well as public health researchers in the 4 study countries, and statisticians at the University of Massachusetts. The fellow will analyze study data, and lead the development of research products such as peer-reviewed publications or software packages.

In addition, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop his/her own research agenda, and to acquire skills in grant preparation and proposal development.

The position offers up to two years of support with competitive salary and benefits, and funds for travel to professional conferences and meetings. The starting date is July 1st 2019 or earlier if preferred. The position is located at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md (USA).

If you are interested, please send a CV, cover letter that describes research experience and interests, writing sample, and names and contact information for three references to Stephane Helleringer at prior to April 15th, 2019.


PhD in demography, epidemiology, global health or other related fields in public health; or in sociology, economics and other related fields in the social sciences. The successful applicant must have proven ability to use statistical analysis software (preferably R or Stata). Experience working in low- or middle-income settings is highly recommended.

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Deadline: 04/15/2019

Location: Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health