[Ip-health] Post-Doc on New business models of pharmaceutical innovation

Suerie Moon suerie.moon at gmail.com
Tue May 14 01:26:06 PDT 2019

 Dear ip-health,
We are recruiting for a Post-doctoral Researcher for the research project: “New
Business Models for Governing Innovation and Global Access to
Medicines.” Further
details below:
Applications should be submitted online to:
Thanks for your consideration,
Suerie Moon

The Global Health Centre (GHC) at the Graduate Institute focuses in its
research on governance in the global health domain. This position is linked
to a five-year research project, “New Business Models for Governing
Innovation and Global Access to Medicines,” funded by the Swiss National
Science Foundation. The purpose of this project is to deepen understanding
of the political, economic, scientific and organizational factors required
to implement new business models of medicines R&D that will deliver both
innovation and globally affordable medicines.  In particular, the research
project explores the extent to which new approaches to financing,
incentivizing, and regulating the pharmaceutical R&D system could produce
improved outcomes for global health. Some small-scale efforts at organizing
and conducting R&D differently have been implemented and have achieved
important successes, but there has been relatively little scholarly
research on these phenomena. The project is expected to yield findings
relevant to health and innovation policy, particularly for governments and
philanthropic funders investing in such new business models. It also seeks
to contribute to theoretical debates on the processes and politics of
technological innovation, disruption in business models, and the role of
emerging powers in providing global public goods.

The Post-Doctoral Researcher will lead several case studies for the
project, including conducting background desk research, gathering and
analysing quantitative and qualitative data, including organizing and
conducting interviews with key informants. The Post-Doctoral Researcher
will also contribute to conducting cross-case analysis, writing and
publishing manuscripts, and disseminating research results to academic and
policy/practitioner audiences. S/he will help to supervise, support and
mentor doctoral and/or masters students engaged in the project.

The position provides a full-time salary for a post-doctoral candidate, in
accordance with Swiss national policy. The initial appointment is for
one-year, with the possibility to renew subject to satisfactory
performance. S/he will be supervised by and work closely with the Principal
Investigator, Suerie Moon, Director of Research of the Global Health Centre.

This is a good opportunity for researchers interested in global health,
access to medicines, technological innovation, law or public policy, and
global governance.

Specifically, the Post-Doctoral Researcher is expected to take charge of
the following tasks:

   - Leading the implementation of several case studies of organizations
   implementing new business models of pharmaceutical R&D;
   - Identifying and reviewing relevant literature and other documents;
   - Organizing, conducting and analyzing qualitative data from interviews
   with key experts;
   - Compiling, organizing and analyzing quantitative data;
   - Contributing to preparation of manuscripts that synthesize research
   - Organizing and leading seminars, webinars, and workshops, as needed;
   - Implementing other tasks as requested by the Principal Investigator.

*The candidate’s profile includes the following elements:*

   - Doctoral degree in a relevant field: e.g. public health, public
   policy, international relations/political science, sociology, law,
   medicine, economics, business, science and technology studies, or other
   relevant field. The candidate should explain in the cover letter how
   his/her doctoral training may contribute to this interdisciplinary project;
   - Demonstrated knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and R&D
   processes, as reflected in previous coursework, research, publications,
   public presentations, etc;
   - Demonstrated knowledge of global health, pharmaceutical policy,
   technological innovation and/or access to medicines issues, as reflected in
   coursework, research, publications, public presentations, etc;
   - Fluency in English essential, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese or
   other major languages an asset;
   - Clear thinking, writing, synthesis and public speaking skills;
   - Experience conducting qualitative research, including interviews and
   participant observation. Experience using qualitative data-analysis
   software (e.g. Nvivo, Atlas.ti) a plus;
   - Experience conducting at least some quantitative research, including
   use of spreadsheets and data visualization (e.g. charts, graphs,
   infographics). More advanced quantitative skills a plus;
   - Ability to learn and digest a rapid amount of new information quickly;
   - Strong attention to detail, flexible, punctual, reliable and with the
   ability to take initiative;
   - Excellent organizational, interpersonal and professional skills and
   capacity to work in a team, especially with colleagues across different
   disciplines, countries, timezones and cultures;
   - Ability to work independently, to respond positively to feedback, and
   resolve a variety of day to day challenges as these arise.

Interested candidates should submit their application consisting of a cover
letter of motivation and CV. Remuneration of the position is according to
the Swiss policy for post-doctoral researchers. We thank all those who
apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult  the Institute's
website: graduateinstitute.ch <http://graduateinstitute.ch/home.html>
Please note that offers received by post won't be considered.


Suerie Moon, MPA, PhD
Director of Research, Global Health Centre and Visiting Lecturer, Graduate
Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H.
Chan School of Public Health
suerie.moon at graduateinstitute.ch   Tel: +41-22-908-5845   Skype ID:

Office:  Bureau P2-712, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202
Geneva, Switzerland.

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