Postdoctoral Fellow - Wharton Health Care Management Department

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • May 12, 2024
Full time, Fellowship / PostDoc Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description


Postdoctoral Fellow - Wharton Health Care Management Department

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Nov 07, 2023

Professors Marissa King (The University of Pennsylvania) and Susan Busch (Yale University) are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join a research team exploring the implications of private equity (PE) acquisitions of substance use disorder treatment facilities. The fellow will join an interdisciplinary research team working on a project funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

The goal of the project is to understand how private equity acquisitions have changed organizational strategy, treatment quality, adverse events, and access to treatment. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of health care data.

This position will be housed within Wharton's Health Care Management Department, located on the main campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Applicants should have a PhD, or be close to completing a PhD in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, Health Care Management, Sociology, Economics, Management, or Public Health. Candidates should have an interest in health care, organizations, and/or substance use disorder treatment. Strong quantitative skills and programming experience in R, STATA, or Python are essential.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  2. Current CV
  3. Research statement that describes how your work advances understanding organizational behavior in health care
  4. Publications or manuscripts (3 document maximum)
  5. Name and contact information for three references (3) who will provide recommendation letters on your behalf

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