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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Population Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £31,406 to £46,042
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years or until 31/10/2023)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 12 October 2021
Reference:  1499021LG

An exciting opportunity for two quantitative scientists to work on a Global Health research programme in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, within the Faculty of Medicine. 

The positions are funded by the National Institute of Health Research through a Global Health Professorship awarded to Professor Nuala McGrath. Depending on experience the positions will be appointed at either a Senior Research Fellow grade, Level 5 - £39,739 - £46,042 or Research Fellow grade, Level 4 - £31,406 - £38,587 per annum. These are Full Time Fixed Term posts for 24 months or 31 October 2023, whichever is shorter.

The CHERISH programme focuses on couples health in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a partnership between the University of Southampton and two South African institutions: Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town. 

You will contribute to our programme by conducting analyses of existing secondary data for couples in Africa. You will also liaise regularly with our partners regarding primary data collection in South Africa.  

Essential Skills 

A PhD* in a relevant subject (Epidemiology, Demography, Medical/Social Statistics, economics, bioinformatics, data science or equivalent) 

Advanced statistical skills and experience of using Stata or R 

Previous experience analysing longitudinal population, panel or cohort data 

An analytical mindset with attention to detail and a drive for rigour 

Motivation and ambition to make a personal contribution to Global Health research

Experience of multi-level modelling and survival analysis methods is highly desirable.


Talent from overseas who meet the essential skills are also encouraged to submit an application. 

Interviews will be held by Zoom / Teams soon after the closure date. The position is tenable as soon as possible. Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Nuala McGrath via email: N.McGrath@soton.ac.uk 

Please can all applicants submit a CV with their application

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working toward or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1499021LG on all correspondence. 



Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 


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