PhD Fellowship: ISGlobal, Universitat de Barcelona

PhD Fellowship: ISGlobal, Universitat de Barcelona

Employer: ISGlobal, Universitat de Barcelona
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Description, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie – Innovative Training Network, is offering a PhD Fellowship for the project: Economic Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the Development of Drugs and Diagnostic Tools for Leishmaniasis and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Private Business Impact.

Hosting Institution: Barcelona Centre for International Health Research- ISGlobal
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Elisa Sicuri

Partner Institutions:
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute & Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics – FIND (Switzerland)

Objectives: To evaluate the cost effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for the development of drugs and diagnostics for leishmaniasis and other NTDs from the public health perspective and the market/business impact.

Job Description:

  • Conduct a review of the literature on PPPs for the development of drugs and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases
  • Estimate of the market/business and welfare impacts of PPPs for NTDs
  • Conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing PPPs and standard market procedure for the development of drugs and diagnostic tools for leishmaniasis and other NTDs
  • Prepare manuscripts for the publication in peer reviewed journals and prepare the PhD thesis


Background: Master of Science in economics/health economics


ITN Requirements:

Experience: candidates must be in the first four years of their research career and not yet have a doctoral degree.
Mobility: candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 1st July 2015.

EUROLEISH-NET Requirements:

  • English proficiency (oral and written)
  • Availability to join the CRESIB/ISGlobal on the 1st July 2015.
  • Fulfil academic requirements to enrol the PhD programme in International Health at University of
  • Barcelona on the 1st July 2015 (see details here). Note: To get enrolled at the PhD programmes, the
  • Spanish universities require an MSc degree in related topics to the field of the thesis for all science graduated students, except for those owning a degree on Pharmacy, Medicine or Veterinary Science.
  • Network Mobility: willing to spend a significant amount of time (minimum 6 months) in Partner institutions when required.


  • Enthusiastic student with high interest in the economics of poverty related diseases
  • Has very good quantitative and analytic skills
  • Able to work both independently and in team
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or French is a plus

How to apply:

Regards #SKMbersatu





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