Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Economy of Health for a ERC project

Bocconi University - Dondena Research Centre

From 35.000 euro/year. Please note that tax abatements may apply as per the Italian “Brain gain” regulation: tax cuts on 90% of the gross salary for researchers and professors who reside abroad and has conducted research or teaching activity at a foreign private or public research centre or university for at least 2 years and who will come to conduct research activity in Italy.

Duration: 18 months (with potential for extension).

Closes: 16/11/2017, 5 p.m. 

Prof. David Stuckler at Bocconi University is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher in the fields of Demography, Economics, Political Economy, Sociology to work on the ERC funded project titled “HRES - Health Resilience and Economic Shocks: Analysis of Quasi-Natural Experiments Using Multi-Level Modelling”.

It is an exciting opportunity to use advanced quantitative modelling to evaluate the effects of lobbying and corporate influence on public health policy. It is well known that vested interests such as Big Food, Tobacco and Alcohol try to shape public policy. This projects seeks to quantify that influence on evidence-based policymaking using innovative quantitative tools. The researcher will be working as part of Prof. Stuckler’s team and in a highly collaborative, dynamic environment. The appointed person will be expected to have experience analyzing large secondary datasets and will take responsibility for leading analyses using text-mining and ‘scraping techniques’, as well as quantitative power-structure analysis.

Applicants should have completed or be close to completing a Ph.D. in Social Science or Public Health field, experience with STATA, R or equivalent statistical software (necessary) and experience with Python / machine learning skills (advantage). Knowledge of spoken and written English is required.

Applicants should apply by submitting the complete package to . The package contains: application form; cover letter; CV; writing sample.

The complete Call can be found here.

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