Opportunities

Early Post Doctoral Researcher

Reference Number: 
EPDR071220
Employment Type: 
Full time
Category: 
HEALTH SYSTEMS RESEARCH ETHICS
Job Grade: 
9.01
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Kilifi or Nairobi
JOB PURPOSE: 

An experienced mid-level post-doctoral social scientist with responsibility to develop and conduct research with a broad focus on ethics-related issues in the context of international health research in low-and-middle income country settings.

In the first instance, the post holder’s research will address social and ethical implications on one or a few of research studies undertaken at the KWTRP programme. These include clinical research, populations health, biobanking, participatory action research on community engagement in health research. The post-holder will be expected to identify a research area within these and to be supported to seek further independent funding. There will be an opportunity for international collaborative work through regional and international networks including the Global Health Bioethics Network.

The post holder will contribute to social science and health systems strategic planning, implementation and teaching at KWTRP. Teaching will include PhD supervision, training of post-graduate and masters’ level research assistants, and organising and running short courses locally and externally.  The post holder will contribute to strategic science and ethics support at KWTRP through proposal review and departmental management responsibilities.