Supporting early career researchers with Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Public Policy

Jade Wong (left) and Javier Fuenzalida (right), the new Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Public Policy.

Jade Wong (left) and Javier Fuenzalida (right), the new Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Public Policy.

The Blavatnik School of Government is delighted to announce that Jade Wong and Javier Fuenzalida will join the School as the new Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Public Policy from September 2022.

These prestigious three-year career development fellowship positions were designed to attract applicants from any field and any country carrying out world-leading research connected to the core mission of the School – the pursuit of a world better led, better served and better governed.

The School developed these positions to help promising early career scholars to develop their skills and research portfolios relevant to the challenge of making government work better. The fellowship will equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to apply for faculty roles in the School in the future. 

Jade is a scholar of organisations and management and ethnographic methods. She is currently finishing her doctorate on organisational ambivalence with standards at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago. 

Javier is a scholar of public administration, government service delivery, and digital transformation in developing countries. He most recently held the post of Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Chile and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School’s People in Government Lab

Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs Professor Pepper Culpepper said:

“The School is delighted to be able to welcome these exciting young scholars to our intellectual community. We designed the Career Development Fellowships specifically to attract great scholarship from any discipline that addresses the core mission of the Blavatnik School, which is making government work better around the world. Both Jade and Javier do research that represents the sort of cutting-edge applied scholarship that speaks to academics as much as it does to those working in public service. We are trying to promote and invest in such work, and we plan to recruit an additional Career Development Fellow next year who shows the same exciting mix of talents as these two superstars.”

The School is thrilled to welcome them to our community. One further Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Policy will be advertised this September to join for the 2023–24 academic year. 

To find out more about available opportunities for researchers, visit the Blavatnik School jobs page.