Members of the UC Berkeley research team at the Shinyanga Regional Hospital, Tanzania, July 2018.

Members of the UC Berkeley research team at the Shinyanga Regional Hospital, Tanzania, July 2018.


seeking a postdoctoral applicant from tanzania and a postdoctoral applicant from the us for ghes fellowships in shinyanga, tanzania

Join a dynamic research team that seeks to identify effective, cost-effective, and scalable interventions using innovative approaches to improve the demand for sexual and reproductive health services. We seek applicants for a 12-month research fellowship in Shinyanga, Tanzania. The selected candidate will have a strong interest in addressing critical sexual and reproductive health issues faced by the region (e.g., unintended pregnancy among young women, increasing access to contraception, non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy and/or inadequate retention in HIV care, reducing maternal morbidity and mortality), with the ultimate goal to develop locally relevant and theoretically based interventions to improve access to and demand for health services. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise and/or interest in applying principles of behavioral economics, psychology, and/or implementation science to persistent sexual and reproductive health challenges. This might include, for example, projects focused on increasing access to contraception and/or HIV self-testing, projects to evaluate the implementation of community-based approaches to retention in HIV care, or projects to increase postnatal care or skilled birth attendance. 

We seek applicants with MDs/PhDs in epidemiology, biostatistics, or economics (or candidates from other disciplines with strong quantitative skills) who are enthusiastic to receive a mentored training fellowship in global health and would apply to the Global Health Equity Scholars program (GHES) funded by NIH Fogarty International Center. Applicants with demonstrated research productivity are especially welcome as are applicants with experience leading projects using techniques from causal inference, econometrics, or related disciplines (desired but not required). The fellowship requires the candidate to spend at least 10 months in Shinyanga, Tanzania. 

Eligibility: Doctorate degree required, terminal degree within the past five years; graduate students who will complete a doctorate degree by June 2019 can apply.

For US applicant: US citizenship or residency is required.

For Tanzania applicant: Tanzania citizenship is required.

Potential applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and who can commit to spending the required months in Shinyanga  should e-mail a CV or resume to Professor Sandra McCoy.  If selected, the applicant will submit a full GHES application (including the endorsement of the GHES mentors) by November 15, 2018.  

Sandra McCoy, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

School of Public Health, UC Berkeley