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Consulting Research Fellow – Global Health Program

Health Effects Institute


13 Sept 2023

25 Sept 2023



Work from Home

Job description
  • Support implementation of HEI’s program in India.
  • Work with the team to build new partnerships with academic and research institutions, civil society groups, and government agencies in India, and across South Asia.
  • Prepare technical reports and summary documents including contributions to HEI’s State of Global Air report and website (, policy briefs, presentations, and articles.
  • Organize and manage technical workshops and events related to air quality.
  • Prepare summary materials, policy briefs, presentations, and articles on topics of interest related to air pollution and health in India.
  • Participate in meetings and events conducted by HEI and partner organizations.
  • Participate in advancing HEI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals.
  • Additional relevant responsibilities, as assigned.
  • MSc, PhD, or equivalent degree in a discipline relevant to air pollution, environmental health, and policy (e.g., environmental health, air pollution, or epidemiology); experience in project management preferred.
  • Minimum of 3–5 years of experience beyond the final degree in related work.
  • Quantitative analytical and data visualization skills; experience with R or Python and GIS software preferred.
  • Experience with MS Office suite and citation management systems (e.g., EndNote, Zotero).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from diverse technical and geographic backgrounds.
  • A self-starter, able to work independently, within collaborative teams, and across multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects.
  • Ability to work with a global and remote team across time zones.
  • Work experience in India is strongly preferred, including an understanding of the science and policy landscape in relation to air pollution.
  • Strong writing and science communication skills; fluency in English and at least one regional language.
About the organisation

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, HEI is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization. Supported jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the motor vehicle and the oil and gas industry, and by other domestic and international partners, HEI provides science to inform key national and international regulatory decisions and other actions that are directly relevant to improving air quality and health. For more than 40 years, HEI has been a source of high-quality, impartial, and peer-reviewed science on the health effects of air pollution.


The global health program offers opportunities to help advance the goals of clean air in countries around the world — especially in low- and middle-income countries impacted by high levels of air pollution. The program focuses on regions including South Asia, East Africa, and Southeast Europe and has included capacity strengthening through air pollution health effects research and high-level training workshops for scientists and policymakers, among other activities. The program also produces State of Global Air (SoGA), a research and outreach initiative that provides reliable, meaningful information about air quality and its health impacts around the world. A collaboration of the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Global Burden of Disease project, the program gives citizens, journalists, policymakers, and scientists access to high-quality, objective information about air pollution exposure and its health impacts.

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