Applications are sought for an energetic and dynamic Research Fellow who has experience of conducting research in low and middle income countries to join the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Applied Health Research. The Research Fellow will support a large Medical Research Council funded Randomised Controlled Trial which is evaluating behavioural interventions to reduce childhood diarrhoea in Mali. The intervention, taking place in urban and rural areas, aims to change parental behaviours to improve complementary food safety, hygiene, and nutrition for children aged 6-30 months. The intervention will be evaluated through both quantitative means, such as measurements of indicators of malnutrition and stool sampling to detect enteric infection; and qualitative means, such as ethnographies and focus group discussions. The study is led by the University of Birmingham, with strong collaboration with Malian Governmental and Academic organizations, as well as international organizations such as the WHO, UNICEF, ICDDR,B, and WaterAid; and other British academic partners.
We are recruiting for a Research Fellow (Qualitative) to manage the qualitative component of the project, including set-up, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination in Mali and the UK. The research fellow will also contribute to further funding bids and creation of new research projects, as well as supporting research in the wider university.
The project also has a strong capacity building component, which the research fellow will be involved in – including training and mentoring local staff, and possibly supervising PhD students. Travel to urban and rural parts of Mali, 2-3 times per year for up to 2-6 weeks, may be required for this role (although there is some flexibility about this).
The Research Fellow will also be part of a wider global health research team based at the Institute of Applied Health Research.
The post is available for three years.
Informal enquires can be made to Semira Manaseki-Holland email@example.com, or Jo Sartori firstname.lastname@example.org
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322, with potential progression once in post to £42,792. Due to a limited Budget we can only offer up to £33,797 for this position.
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