Research Fellow Careers – University of York

Job Title:      Research Fellow  
Organisation: University of
Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive
Salary: £31,604 – £47,722 a
About University of York:
Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all,
the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we
have become one of the world’s leading universities, carving out a reputation
as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured
national and international recognition alongside longer established
Job Summary: The Research
Fellow will join the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at Grade 6/7 to work on
a long-term project recently awarded through the RCUK Collective Fund ‘Growing
Capability’ Award titled: GCRF Thanzi la Onse (Health of All), in collaboration
with project partners in the UK, Malawi and Uganda. The project centres on
supporting health and health care resource allocation decisions in sub-Saharan
Africa, and involves collaboration with specialists in epidemiology and
modelling, as well as policy decisions and governance.  The roles will involve regular visits to
sub-Sahara Africa; one Research Fellow will be based at the Health Economics
& Policy Unit (HEPU) of the School of Public Health & Family Medicine,
College of Medicine at the University of Malawi (Lilongwe campus) or Public
Health Institute of Malawi; the other will be based at CHE, in York, but with
frequent visits to the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS.  The Malawi-based Research Fellow will be
required to attend annual project meetings and training sessions in the
UK.  Please indicate for which of the two
positions you are applying (we welcome applications to either location; please
state your preferred location in this case). The main duties of the roles are
to conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to
contribute to the production of research. This will also include communicating
the results of research to different groups through written reports and papers,
presentations at conferences and other forums, and at workshops and other meetings.
You will be required to assist in the identification and development of
potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or
collaborative research projects.
Key Duties and
The jobholder will supervise the research
activities of less experienced colleagues, providing expert advice and guidance
Actively participate actively in the planning
and management of research projects more generally (e.g. communication with
relevant stakeholders)
Lead on or contribute to the leadership of the
production of research outputs and research outcomes
Provide student supervision and mentorship

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in
economics, with a significant focus on health economics and/or development
economics, is essential in both roles and a PhD in health economics or relevant
experience is mandatory for appointees to Grade 7. 
Well-developed analytical skills, including a
strong quantitative background and knowledge in relevant areas of economics to
engage in high quality research is required. 
Previous experience in conducting economic
analysis (e.g. economic evaluation) to inform public policy in a low- and
middle-income country setting is required, and a commitment to the field of
global health is mandatory
Appointees to Grade 7 are required to
demonstrate ability to source research funding and supervise research
activities of less experienced staff and/or students.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the link
Deadline: 26th
November 2017
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