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Research Fellow

Date Posted
5th April 2017
Reference
VAC-25457
Sector
Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Augustine
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Research Fellow.

Job Description

Qualification and Experience 

Minimum qualification of a PhD in one of the following areas:

  • Biostatistics
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences.

 

An MSc in Epidemiology or Biostatistics would be an asset, as would an MBBS, DVM or DDS degree

 

The successful candidate must also possess:

  • Considerable experience in conducting research and/or experience in advising on matters related to the conduct of research and/or in the management of large data sets
  • Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Experience in teaching and/or in the conduct of research training for health professionals
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant statistical and database software such as SPSS
  • Experience in grant writing

 

Special Responsibilities

  • Promoting, supporting and actively facilitating the strengthening of the research system in the Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Conducting research methodology and data analysis workshops
  • Preparing grant proposals
  • Analysing data
  • Preparing research reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Working collaboratively with other researchers within and outside the FMS

 

Personal Attributes

The Dean’s Office places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also have:

  • A propensity for Research
  • High personal standards of integrity and honesty
  • Enthusiasm for research

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