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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Pascal Geldsetzer

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Geldsetzer, Pascal
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Med: Primary Care and Population Health
Epidemiology and Population Health
Biomedical Data Sciences
Biomedical Informatics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1-3 years (negotiable)
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please apply by sending a CV to Pascal Geldsetzer at A cover letter is not required. There is no specific deadline for the application – we hire on an ongoing basis.

This postdoctoral fellowship is a collaboration between Stanford University and the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at Heidelberg University, Germany’s oldest university and a leading hub for health-related research in Europe. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the guidance of Dr. Pascal Geldsetzer and other researchers at Stanford and Heidelberg University. The group works on a wide variety of research, with foci being the health effects of sodium intake, medication effectiveness, health services research, and population health issues more generally. Key data sources for our projects are large population-based cohort studies, household survey data (particularly the Demographic and Health Surveys), and electronic health record data. The group is also working on randomized intervention studies in low- and middle-income country settings and the re-analysis of clinical trial data. The researcher will be expected to publish in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

Required Qualifications: 

- Doctoral degree with quantitative training or research experience.
- Training and experience in quasi-experimental techniques is a plus.
- Strong coding skills in R, Stata, or other statistical software package.
- Good communication skills in English (knowledge of German is not necessary).

Required Application Materials: 

CV (cover letter not required)


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.