Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Global Health (ref 197325)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Feb 2021

The position is funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s SAMKUL program and is dedicated to a new research project entitled From Asia to Africa: Antibiotic Trajectories across the Indian Ocean . The project follows the production and export of antibiotics from China and India, across the ocean, to its import, regulation, circulation and consumption in Tanzania. The Postdoctoral fellowship is part of Work package 2 of which the main objective is to document and analyze how Asian antibiotics travel in formal and informal networks in Tanzania and the affiliated regulatory efforts and challenges. The Postdoctoral fellow will be investigating how in general import and drug regulation of antibiotics into Tanzania developed since the country’s independence and specifically, how, towards the end of the 20th century, Asian antibiotics came to dominate in import, trade and distribution through official and unofficial routes. In connection with this, the development of regulatory efforts and challenges shall be studied in the light of addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance. The project includes 6 months fieldwork in Tanzania and the postdoctoral fellow will develop relevant methodological approaches, such as identifying sources in archives, in regulatory and other relevant authorities, and conduct interviews.

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