We are looking for an enthusiastic research associate keen to build a career in academic public health globally, to work on two research projects which focus on urban health in Ghana and Kenya. The rapid and unplanned urbanisation found throughout sub-Saharan Africa is leading to multiple and complex public health challenges, particularly for the urban poor. Health systems are struggling to cope, particularly in reaching the urban poorest with essential prevention and care services.
The post holder will contribute to two urban health projects: The first uses mixed methods and participatory action research to understand and develop new approaches to providing community-based health care for the urban poor in Accra, Ghana. This is a joint project with Ghana Health Services and University of Ghana, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The second project, funded by the British Academy and jointly conducted with the African Population Health and Research Centre (APHRC) uses mixed methods to assess the feasibility of improving health, safety and early-childhood development of under-5 children in day-care in informal settlements in Nairobi.
To engage in all aspects of the Nairobi Day-care and the Ghana urban community health project, duties to include: use of appropriate research techniques and methods, analysis and interpretation of research data; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities with urban communities, health and local government organisations.
To coordinate project activities, building strong communication with partners and engaging with and building networks for research impact and future urban health research
To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects
To assist with undergraduate teaching in own area of expertise.
Interview date: 4 May 2020
This role is available full time, on a fixed-term contract for up to 18 months.
For informal enquiries: please contact Helen Elsey at email@example.com
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