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Hitotsubashi University

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Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study
Research Center for Health Policy and Economics (HIAS Health)
Postdoctoral Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460304
Date Posted: 10/19/2018
Date Inactive: 11/20/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Section: International: Other Academic (Part-time or Adjunct)
Location: Kunitachi, Tokyo, JAPAN
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Health Economics
Global Health
Health Behavior
Public Health Policy
Applied Statistics
Social Science
Salary Range: Monthly Salary : about 318,000 ~ 513,000 Japanese yen(Salary will be determined based on experience)
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Hitotsubashi University is a national research university located in Tokyo, embracing every field of the social sciences with particular emphasis on economics and commerce, and is known for its world-class research excellence.

The University established the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) in 2014 with the aim of strengthening a worldwide research network of social sciences and serving as a hub of the research network. The Research Center for Health Policy and Economics (HIAS Health) is a part of HIAS and is progressing research in key areas of health economics to advance national and international health policies. HIAS Health currently hosts ten researchers with diverse disciplines in the social sciences for health related research, including economics, management, sociology and public health.

HIAS Health is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researchers, who will initially and primarily work on research in the following topics:
• Global Health
• Health Behavior and Public Health Policy
• Healthcare Financing and Management
• Determinants of Mental and Physical Health
• Economic Evaluations of Health and Care Technologies

Postdoctoral Researchers will conduct research in the above key areas, participating existing projects as well as developing new research programs. Their roles in the Center are:
1. To contribute to new and on-going health policy research at HIAS Health
2. To contribute or lead to obtaining external research funding
3. To help build and strengthen collaborative research networks with Japanese and international institutions

In order to fulfil their roles, applicants are expected to have the following skills and experiences:
1. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area, or are expected to receive one within 6 months after their start date.
2. Skills and experience in conducting statistical analysis of administrative and survey data
3. Ability to write up and publish research outcomes and dedication to international collaborative research
4. Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently
5. It is desirable (but is not strictly required) that applicants have published their works in peer reviewed journals and/or have obtained external research funding

Hitotsubashi University is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/19/2018
Application Instructions:
Applicants should prepare a single PDF file that contains the following documents from 1 to 3, and send it by email to Please put “Application for HIAS Health PD” in the subject of the email. (Applications are accepted by email only)
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Application Form
Download the form here.
4. Two reference letters (the letters must be sent directly from the referees by email at hias-info@dm.hit- by the application deadline)

All documents must be written in English or Japanese.