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Seeking a post-doctoral candidate with interests in patient and physician views regarding medication cost conversations and medication pricing and access. Ideal candidate would have experience in qualitative research (e.g., analyzing data from focus groups, physician interviews, and national surveys).

Health Policy

**Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.**

The post-doctoral fellow will work with and be mentored by Dr. Stacie Dusetzina in the Department of Health Policy in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Ideal candidates would have a strong interest in prescription drug prices and access, and prior experience working with qualitative data (surveys, interviews, focus groups). Candidates with a strong interest in pharmaceutical policy who have experience with large datasets but wish to develop their qualitative skills may also apply.

A key focus of the position will be working on an externally-funded project that focuses on patient and physician cost conversations about medications. Our team has previously collected and coded patient focus group and physician interview data on this topic and the information collected will be used to develop and launch a national survey. Candidates will lead and collaborate on this project and be encouraged to develop an independent research portfolio. We expect approximately one third of the candidate's time to be dedicated to independent work and the remaining time dedicated to active projects. In addition to collaborations with Dr. Dusetzina, candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty in the Department of Health Policy and the broader Vanderbilt research community. They will also be able to take advantage of training opportunities related to grant writing and professional development at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Institute for Medicine and Public Health.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree at the time that the post-doctoral fellowship begins (PhD in health services research, epidemiology, economics, or related field). Funding for this position is available for two years with a potential start date as early as August 2021.

Please submit a research statement to Dr. Stacie Dusetzina describing your interests and goals, a current CV and writing sample, and names and contact information for 3 references.

Contact Information: 
Stacie Dusetzina, PhD
(615) 875-9281

Stacie Dusetzina
: (615) 875-9281
2021-07-16 13:58:10

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