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Couples HEalth Research and Intervention Studies (CHERISH)

We are recruiting...

Published: 25 October 2019
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An exciting opportunity is available in the Faculty of Medicine for a Research Fellow to join the CHERISH team to work on a research programme entitled: “Improving adult health in sub-Saharan Africa through couples-focused interventions for HIV, STIs and diabetes.”

The programme will explore the value of couples-focused behaviour change strategies for health intervention research and practice in sub-Saharan Africa and is run in partnership between the University of Southampton and two South African institutions: Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town. The position is based at Southampton General Hospital within the Public Health Group in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, and is funded by a Global Health Professorship award from the National Institute of Health Research. 

The post holder will plan, conduct and deliver high quality research aligned to the planned programme of research. He/she would need to be able to work overseas in rural South Africa for visits of approximately 3 weeks, 2-3 times per year, as part of managing project-related activities with the South African teams engaged in primary data collection. Preference will be given to candidates who meet essential criteria and hold a national passport of a country that is exempt from visas for visits to South Africa of up to 90 days per annum (see A full clean driving licence is also highly desirable.

You will have a PhD in Epidemiology, Demography, Medical/Social Statistics or a relevant quantitative social science discipline, and can demonstrate experience conducting advanced statistical analysis including multilevel modelling and methods to analyse longitudinal population, panel or cohort data.  Previous experience of using Stata or R for statistical data analysis and modelling is also essential. You will possess excellent organisational, communication and computing skills, and must have experience of effectively working as part of a team. 

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.


Closing date: Friday 22nd November

Interviews will be held by Skype on 9th December. The position is tenable from 6th January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Nuala McGrath


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