The Yale School of Public Health is seeking post-doctoral researchers who wish to deepen their research and analytical skills to drive public health policy in academic research and practice settings. Applications are open for the Starlight Fellowship which offers researchers the opportunity to train and conduct research at the Yale School of Public Health for 6-12 months.
The mission of the Starlight Fellowship is to train a cohort of emerging leaders in global health policy analysis and the development and use of state of the art tools to guide and shape decision-making in their home communities and countries, either in public health practice or the academic research arena.
The Starlight program is directed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers and policy experts from various Departments at the Yale School of Public Health, including Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Biostatistics, and Health Policy. Yale professors are currently undertaking a wide range of research activities (https://publichealth.yale.edu/people/modeling.aspx), including assessing tools and technologies to prevent the spread of Covid-19, studying the cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention services, advising on the Zika response in Brazil, and using disease modelling and economic analyses to advocate for hepatitis C treatment scale-up across low- and middle-income countries.
During their fellowships, Fellows will carry out a health policy research project with a faculty advisor and can attend Yale courses, seminars and workshops, participate in conferences and present research in relevant forums.
Applicants must have:
(a) preferably a doctorate, and at least a master’s degree or MD with relevant experience;
(b) training and strong skills in relevant methods (epidemiology, health care management, economics,
biostatistics, operations research, etc);
(c) demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; and
(d) competency in oral and written English
To apply for the Starlight Fellowship, an application packet should be submitted to Robert.Hecht@yale.edu
(1) Filled out the application form
(2) Your CV
(3) Writing samples/publications from relevant projects (not more than three)
Short-listed applicants will be invited for a video interview with the Yale faculty selection committee.
Applications must be received by April 30, 2022
Full research proposals are not required to be submitted with the application, but applicants will be asked to indicate
their interests and ideas, as part of the application. Once the Fellows are selected, the Fellowship Committee will
work with these individuals to identify faculty advisors and develop comprehensive proposals.
The fellowship will cover a monthly stipend, travel, conference fees, and health insurance.
For additional information, please contact Prof Robert Hecht (Robert.Hecht@yale.edu)
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