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Post Doctoral Fellowship in Health @ J-PAL South Asia: Apply by Jan 1′ 19


The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia is pleased to announce a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship supporting the Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) research initiative.

The successful candidate will be based in India and work with the initiative’s co-chairs Pascaline Dupas and Seema Jayachandran, other J-PAL affiliated researchers, and the J-PAL South Asia Policy team to help synthesize and disseminate evidence on the role of cash transfer and pay-for-peformance programmes for improving child health outcomes in India.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be to help synthetize and disseminate the results and policy lessons from CaTCH funded studies to the research community, policymakers, funding organisations, and practitioners. The Post Doc will also be expected to participate in dissemination workshops, and help organize a research conference.

The role also allows time and provides funding opportunities for the Post Doc to pursue his or her own research projects related to maternal and child health in India. The selected candidate will dual-report directly to the initiative co-chairs and J-PAL South Asia senior management.


  • The fellowship is open to a candidate who has earned either a PhD in Economics or Public Policy with a significant focus on health OR a PhD in public health with a focus on quantitative research methods.
  • The candidate should have demonstrated strong research interests and experience in health (or human development broadly defined) in developing countries and impact evaluation (demonstrated by coursework and/or collaborative research activities).
  • Significant applied econometrics skills are expected.

Terms & Tenure:

The two-year position will be based in New Delhi, but will require moderate travel throughout India. The ideal starting date for this position is June 2019. The compensation package is highly competitive with positions at leading peer institutions in India.

How to Apply?

Click here to apply online.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Although there is no set closing date for the position, it is highly encouraged to apply before January 1st, 2019.

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