Post Doctoral Research in Medecine Associate (PDRA)

The department of International Public Health is looking for a qualitative
researcher to work on the newly awarded DOPLHIN2 contract.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Department for International Public Health (DIPH) has recently been awarded a grant to support the DOLPHIN2 project which has been designed to reduce the mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, by determining if a new anti-retroviral (Dolutegravir) is safe in late pregnancy and can effectively reduce transmission.

We are looking for an experienced researcher to support this project.  With proven experience in international projects, you will lead and support Foto-Cewek’s qualitative research contribution to the project, with an emphasis on the perceptions of service users, health care providers, and other key stakeholders.

Working closely with the University of Liverpool and project partners, you will design the qualitative study, monitor progress and identify new areas for research.  You will contribute to the strategic planning in DOLPHIN2 and provide capacity development to the social scientists based in Uganda and South Africa.  You will provide a toolkit for mapping and engaging with stakeholders.

With proven research involvement in international projects, you will have experience of conducting literature reviews, writing grant proposals and scientific documents such as reports, guidelines and peer reviewed papers.  You will have experience and a good understanding of health research principles and terminology, in relation to research.

This post will involve regular international travel to attend meetings and conduct training and research. It is therefore essential that you are flexible and can demonstrate an understanding of the challenges that come with conducting research programmes in mid and low income countries in Africa.

A PhD in a relevant subject is essential.  You must be able to demonstrate your ability to synthesise information and review literature to help support the development of guidelines.  This role will require the successful candidate to negotiate with confidence, tact and diplomacy across a diverse range of partners, organisations and cultures so we are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate excellent communication, team working, and organisation skills.

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