mWASH Global Indicator Post-doctoral Fellowship



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mWASH Global Indicator Post-doctoral Fellowship

The JHU Water Institute seeks a postdoctoral fellow for our global project using mobile phones to measure Water Sanitation and Hygiene indicators (mWASH), that is part of Performance Monitoring Accountability 2020 ( This is a high impact, high profile public health study that is designed to drive global policy at the nexus of women’s empowerment, water, sanitation, and hygiene. 

The mWASH project consists of nationally representative biannual household surveys in 10 countries in Africa and Asia, with local research institutional partners in each country that hire high-school educated women to use smart phones to conduct household and health care facility interviews, sending data to cloud servers for rapid analysis and dissemination.


Ongoing research topics include:

Women’s empowerment and WASH
Underreported use of unsafe water sources
Underreported practice open defecation
WASH services access and entrepreneurship
Reliability and sustainability of water services


Opportunities for the position include:

Developing new research questions
Presenting at high-level meetings with relevant stakeholders in Washington and beyond
International travel to project countries
Publish multiple papers in peer reviewed journals
  PhD in environmental health; biostatistics; epidemiology; demography; or other related fields in public health, water, sanitation, or hygiene.  Highly effective communication and written skills are required.  This position is located at the JHU Bloomberg School of Public health in Baltimore, MD, USA with limited international travel. 

A complete application will contain the following: a letter of interest and a full curriculum vitae. Visit to apply. 

Please direct all questions to with subject line “mWASH Global Indicator Postdoc.”

February 15, 2015 or until the position is filled

Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Submit your application here.