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Research Fellow

Primary Care Population Sciences and Medical Education

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £33,797 to £35,845 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience
Full Time Fixed Term for 34 months
Closing Date:  Friday 22 November 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 09 December 2019
Reference:  1192119LG

An exciting opportunity is available in the Faculty of Medicine for a Research Fellow to join the CHERISH team, working on a research programme entitled: “Improving adult health in sub-Saharan Africa through couples-focused interventions for HIV, STIs and diabetes.” The programme will explore the value of couples-focused behaviour change strategies for health intervention research and practice in sub-Saharan Africa and is run in partnership between the University of Southampton and two South African institutions: Human Sciences Research Council and University of Cape Town. The position is based at Southampton General Hospital within the Public Health Group in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, and is funded by a Global Health Professorship award from the National Institute of Health Research. 

The post holder will plan, conduct and deliver high quality research aligned to the planned programme of research. He/she would need to be able to work overseas in rural South Africa for visits of approximately 3 weeks, 2-3 times per year, as part of managing project-related activities with the South African teams engaged in primary data collection. Preference will be given to candidates who meet essential criteria and hold a national passport of a country that is exempt from visas for visits to South Africa of up to 90 days per annum (see A full clean driving licence is also highly desirable.

You will have a PhD in Epidemiology, Demography, Medical/Social Statistics or a relevant quantitative social science discipline, and can demonstrate experience conducting advanced statistical analysis including multilevel modelling and methods to analyse longitudinal population, panel or cohort data.  Previous experience of using Stata or R for statistical data analysis and modelling is also essential. You will possess excellent organisational, communication and computing skills, and must have experience of effectively working as part of a team. 

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

Interviews will be held by Skype on 9th December. The position is tenable from 6th January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Nuala McGrath via email: or telephone: +44 (0)23 81206533

Please can all applicants submit a CV with their application.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1192119LG on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employee well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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