Nine-month Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania Published: August 23, 2017
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The University of Pennsylvania's Social Norms Group led by Dr. Cristina Bicchieri is looking for a research fellow to join a nine-month project with the goal of studying the factors that support child marriage, breastfeeding, and complimentary feeding in three regions of Mali. We will be using quantitative survey methods, but we will also be doing a more qualitative “fact finding” trip at the beginning of the project to inform the questions we put into the survey. The goal of the project will be to identify the factors that drive child marriage, breastfeeding, and complimentary feeding and eventually use our findings to design behavioral interventions.

We are primarily looking for a social scientist who has experience building and analyzing surveys. Experience conducting research on nutrition or child marriage, especially in West African settings, is also preferred. The ability to speak French and/or Bambara (or other local languages) is also a plus, but it is not required. Finally, a masters is required, and a PhD is preferred. This position will be primarily based in Philadelphia, with occasional travel to Mali.

We hope to fill this position immediately, so we strongly encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

·       Masters required, PhD preferred
·       Experience constructing and analyzing surveys required
·       Experience with nutrition research or child marriage preferred
·       Experience with Mali or West Africa more broadly preferred
·       Ability to speak French or Bambara preferred

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