Senior Research Fellow in Global Health

Lincoln, United Kingdom
From £39,152 per annum
23 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

College of Social Science Executive Office

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £39,152 per annum
Please note this post is fixed term for 3 years and full-time
Closing Date:   Sunday 17 November 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 02 December 2019

These posts represent an exciting opportunity for scientists with an outstanding track record in a research field relevant to Global Health with an interest in finding solutions to the most pressing health issues facing rural populations. We will consider applications from researchers with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests including areas such as epidemiology, health policy, economics, geography, biostatistics, bioinformatics or equivalent. Candidates should have in-depth quantitative research methods and several high-quality publications as a first author. They should also have a demonstrated ability to attract independent research funding. 

The posts are part of a major strategic investment by the University of Lincoln in developing its Global Health and Rural Health portfolio.  With the appointment of Prof Frank Tanser, as a Global Professor of Rural Health, the University of Lincoln aims to develop solutions to the most pressing health issues facing rural populations worldwide.  In this research area, the university is developing research projects in the UK, South Africa, Malaysia, Burkina Faso and Australia. The incumbents will have exposure to a diverse portfolio of research including studies evaluating hospital-based and community-based interventions, service design and delivery, and health technologies. The health issues investigated encompass both communicable and non-communicable diseases.  These include (but are not limited to) HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections as well as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and COPD. The incumbents will be part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, social scientists, clinical trialists, bioinformaticians and other experts. The projects will utilise state of the art methods in big data analytics, next generation viral gene sequencing, spatial analysis as well as cutting-edge methods in the design of Mhealth interventions.

The incumbents will be expected to make a significant contribution towards establishing the university as an international centre of excellence in Rural Health, evidenced through an increased research portfolio and publications in high-quality journals.  The post holders will receive a generous salary and be afforded numerous opportunities and support to further develop their own independent research careers through travel opportunities and the attainment of fellowship funding.