United Kingdom

Position type:

Full time


£30,395 to £39,609

22 Oct 2018
20 Jan 2019

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-80208

Job Purpose

The successful applicant will work with the Professor of Global Health, based in the Institute of Applied Health Research. The research will be centred on improving health systems in lower- and middle-income countries, in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. A broad understanding of all aspects of research required to improve health systems is relevant, from epidemiology to economics, analysis of health systems using a framework approach – for example the WHO building blocks – and use of implementation science methods.Fields of interest are those which require a functioning health system for improvement of care, in particular cardiovascular diseases and risk factors, surgery and trauma/time critical care. Ongoing collaborative projects which a successful applicant would contribute to are based in Burkina Faso, South Africa, Malawi, and Sierra Leone. Equity is a core theme of these projects. There will be opportunities to contribute to ongoing analyses and projects, to develop new analytical and research ideas, contribute to and lead development of papers for publications, apply for grants, and to become an established researcher in your own right.

Person Specification

  • First degree in a health-related or medical field
  • Higher degree of relevance to health systems or equivilant qualifications
  • Experience of undertaking global research projects
  • Experience of working in collaboration with people living in lower and middle-income countries
  • Epidemiological research experience
  • Qualitative research or analysis experience
  • Experience of research capacity development
  • Writing and publication experience
  • High level quantitative analysis skills
  • Desire for team working, developing new research areas
  • Ability to connect themes and develop cross cutting ideas
  • Ability to contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Ability to co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes


Additional Information

Informal Queries to Jo Hine, 58204, j.hine.1@bham.ac.uk

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