CERMES3 announces a three-year doctoral fellowship (2014-2017) financed through the European Research Council project GLOBHEALTH, “From international to global: Knowledge and diseases and the post-war government of health”. The PhD will be defended at the EHESS – Paris.
This doctoral research should centre on a critical history of the development of international research on schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders and the central role of WHO, including but not limited to the 25-year WHO international research programme on schizophrenia. It may address the scientific findings and controversies; the relationship of this research to international public health, epidemiology, psychiatry and other branches of medicine; the changing nature of expertise. The project may also focus on more recent history of the incorporation of schizophrenia into global health through new alliances (e.g. NGOs, universities, pharmaceutical markets), metrics (e.g. Global Burden of Disease), and movements for health and human rights. The nature of the project may be historical, anthropological or sociological. However, it should focus on local-global exchanges, particularly in outside Europe and North America. The doctoral project falls into the domain, “Placing mental health on the world health agenda: the globalization of a refractory problem”, one of four to be examined by the ERC programme GLOBHEALTH.
The PhD project will be located at CERMES3, Villejuif/Paris, but will involve on-site research in Geneva (WHO) and possibly sites in Africa or Asia. Supervision will be offered by Jean-Paul Gaudillière (historian) and Anne M. Lovell (medical anthropologist).
Applicants should hold a Masters’ Degree in anthropology or history, but other disciplines will be considered. Some background or interest in mental health, psychiatry, pharmaceuticals or public health is an asset. Good oral, reading and writing skills in English are required; some knowledge of French is preferable.
Applicants should include the following in their application:
- contact details, including phone number
- CV (degrees, educational/training experiences, work history, skills, honours/awards, publications)
- transcripts from university diplomas
- letter of motivation
- draft project of 5 to 10 pages. Include: subject, materials, methods, field-site, intended outcomes,
- dissemination and a 3-year timeline for the project.
- Sample of writing that applicant deems relevant to the project.
- Names and contact details of two references
Information on CERMES3 is available through http://www.cermes3.fr.
Description of the ERC Project is accessible through globhealth.vjf.cnrs.fr.
The complete applications to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Please indicate “Globalizing Schizophrenia – GLOBHEALTH” in the subject line.
The deadline for applications is July 15, 2014.
The selection will completed at the end July 2014 and the successful candidate is expected to start employment by the end of October 2014.