Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  02 June 2024.

Position Code :           PHFI-REFE-2444

Position Title  :           Research Fellow

No. of Positions   :        01

Location          :           Gurgaon

Duration of Position   :        07 Months or co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier       

Brief on the Organization:

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health.  PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centers of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders. For more information, please visit the website www.phfi.org.

Project Brief

Evaluating health system quality requires an understanding of the care received by patients over time and across high burden health conditions like hypertension. Current data on health systems tend to focus on measuring coverage of health interventions. Data on the processes of care, on users’ experience with care, and on the impacts of quality care are missing. In addition, nearly all existing data on quality are cross-sectional, retrospective, and suffer from recall bias. Timely and longitudinal data on health system performance for people with priority conditions is needed. The purpose of this project is to use a mobile phone e-cohort to track care quality for hypertension in Sonipat (Haryana), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Jodhpur (Rajasthan). Patients with uncontrolled hypertension will be recruited and followed monthly using mobile phone surveys which will be conducted with live interviewers. Policy makers will be able to use the results of e-cohorts to monitor performance gaps along the continuum of care. The results will pinpoint bottlenecks for health system performance and will inform quality improvement reforms for non-communicable diseases India.


  • Lead the implementation of research activities in the field (Sonipat, Visakhapatnam and Jodhpur).
  • Train the field research staff for collection of data
  • Coordinate with the field research staff on a daily basis and resolve issues arising within the team and/or in the field.
  • Monitor the progress of data collection activities throughout the project, and update the supervisors on overall progress of the project.
  • Coordinate with the HR, finance and administrative staff at PHFI as needed.
  • Prepare progress reports; assist in data analysis and writing of scientific papers.
  • Travel as required.
  • Any other task assigned by the Supervisor.



  • Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field.


  • PhD



  • Around 03 years of experience in Public Health Research.


  • 2 years of experience in leading teams for collection of data under a public health research project.
  • Candidates with experience in statistical analysis and GIS analysis will be preferred.

Please note that Annual Salary (CTC) will commensurate with available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.  

Interested and eligible candidates may send their updated CV to recruit@phfi.org and fill the application form  https://forms.office.com/r/dK4qM5WH5S . Please mention the exact Position Code (PHFI-REFE-2444) in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications:  02 June 2024.


  • Candidates are requested to refer PHFI website for position description & process for applying. Please note only those applications will be considered which are received as per instruction written on PHFI website.
  • Candidates should have an excellent academic record, good communication skills, a commitment to high quality graduate / post-graduate education.
  • Mere eligibility will not entitle any candidate for being called for interview.
  • Persons employed in Government/Semi-Government Organization or Educational Institutions in India must apply through proper channel.
  • PHFI reserves the right to fill or not to fill any or all available positions.
  • The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.
  • No correspondence will be entertained from candidates regarding any delays, conduct & result of interview and reasons for not being called for interview.

PHFI reserves the sole right to alter/modify/cancel the entire selection process or the position or the vacancy or to disqualify any candidature at any stage of the selection process”.

Women are encouraged to apply!

3 years
Work Level
Employment Type
Full Time
As per skills and competencies of the candidate
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
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