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Tufts Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts

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Tufts Medical Center Post-Doctoral Fellow in

Health Economics and Outcomes Research

The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) at Tufts Medical Center and GSK are pleased to announce a post-doctoral fellowship position that will focus on the economics of vaccination and infectious diseases. The expected start date of the fellowship is September 2024.

This two-year fellowship program will provide an excellent opportunity to gain unique and in-depth applied work experience in health and economic outcomes studies relating to vaccines. The program will train a qualified candidate in health economic evaluation, outcomes research, decision sciences, and health policy analysis. The overall goal of the fellowship program is to help prepare the fellow for careers in pharmaceutical industry, academic, or consulting settings.

In the first year , the fellow will train at CEVR, located at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. The fellow will learn value assessment methods and collaborate with CEVR faculty to conduct health economics and outcomes research with a focus on vaccines. The fellow will investigate key analytic issues and produce original manuscripts using various data sources such as the Tufts CEVR Global Health Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (GH CEA) Registry ( The fellow may also conduct additional vaccine-related analyses stemming from CEVR’s ongoing global health deliverables and international research partnerships.

In the second year , the fellow will work directly with the GSK Vaccines Health Outcomes and Epidemiology team in Philadelphia, PA (or remotely). The team conducts health services research employing methodologies spanning from observational analyses to cost-effectiveness modeling. The fellow will get hands-on experience applying their research expertise in a highly matrixed team environment. The fellow will also gain an understanding of evidence generation strategy and of the US vaccines policy environment.

Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health

The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) is a member of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The mission of CEVR is to inform the national debate on clinical and public health policy issues and to directly influence the prioritization of healthcare resources both domestically and globally. Researchers at CEVR work on scientific research projects to advance methods development for the field, train the next generation of practitioners and users, and work with policymakers worldwide to develop reasoned policy solutions.


GSK is a global biopharma leader with new ambitions and new purpose: to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. Over the next ten years, it is their ambition to positively impact the health of more than 2.5 billion people, to achieve a step change in growth for their shareholders and to make GSK a place where people can thrive –where they can succeed, grow and be happy at work. GSK Vaccines has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to help protect people throughout life. They deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications :

  1. PHD in a relevant field of study.

  2. Prior experience in healthcare research.

DETAILED Qualifications

  • Applicants should have recently completed a PhD or equivalent in health economics, health services research or related research-based discipline, or be planning to complete their degree by the Spring/Summer of 2024.

  • Program requires ability to train first year in Boston, MA.

  • Please include a CV and cover letter with your application.


To apply for this position, please email a CV and cover letter to Tara Lavelle, Ph.D., (, or Paige Lin, Ph.D., ( Please indicate in your cover letter that your application is for the post-doctoral position focused on vaccine research. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Must Also complete the application with resume online through our career page. We will not be able to process your file until that is completed.**

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Conducts independent research projects within the healthcare field, under the guidance and mentorship of senior researchers.

  2. Designs and implements research studies, including experimental protocols, data collection methods, and statistical analysis plans.

  3. Analyzes and interprets research data, using appropriate statistical techniques and software.

  4. Prepares research findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences and scientific meetings.

  5. Collaborates with other researchers and professionals to develop and refine research hypotheses, study designs, and methodologies.

  6. Stays updated with the latest advancements and breakthroughs in healthcare research and apply relevant knowledge to ongoing projects.

  7. Assists in securing research funding by contributing to grant writing and research proposal development.

  8. Collaborates with healthcare professionals and institutions to collect clinical data and samples for research purposes.

  9. Contributes to the development and validation of new diagnostic tools, treatments, and interventions.

  10. Participates in the preparation of research reports, progress updates, and grant applications.

  11. Mentors and provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students involved in research projects.

  12. Collaborates with industry partners to translate research findings into practical applications and technologies.

  13. Collaborates with regulatory bodies and ethics committees to ensure compliance with research protocols and regulations.

  14. Contributes to the dissemination of research findings to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the general public through various channels, such as seminars, workshops, and publications.

  15. Maintains accurate and organized records of research data, protocols, and results, ensuring data integrity and confidentiality.

Physical Requirements :

  1. Typical clinical and administrative office setting.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated experience in research design, data collection, statistical analysis, and scientific writing.

  2. Proficiency in statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R) and data management tools.

  3. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to interpret complex data sets.

  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience presenting research findings to diverse audiences.

  5. Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

  6. Knowledge of ethical guidelines and regulations related to healthcare research.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .