Applicants are invited to a 2 year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History of Global Health, to be based at the University of Oslo.
Deadline: 15th February.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will be working in the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, in close collaboration with the research group Medical Anthropology and Medical History.
The Postdoc will be part of a larger project on antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance 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 east Africa. The main objective for the Postdoc Fellowship is to document and analyze how Asian antibiotics travel in formal and informal networks in Tanzania and the affiliated regulatory efforts and challenges. The main focus will be to investigate how 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.