Research Fellow in Implementation Research

University of Sussex - Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Department of Global Health & Infection (GHI)

Contract:  Fixed term, for 42 months
Salary range: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum. It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.      
Closing date:   21 August 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 04 September 2017

The GHI team at BSMS are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for an implementation research study in Ethiopia, funded via an NIHR Global Health Research Unit.

With collaborators based in the UK and Ethiopia, the post holder will finalise and implement a protocol to study scale up of provision of mental health and NTD care through the Ethiopian state health system.

In close collaboration with the GHI team and Ethiopian counterparts, you will –

  • Coordinate a large, international research team;
  • Finalise the study protocol;
  • Study integration of mental health and Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) care packages into the Ethiopian state health system;
  • Develop high impact publications.

The project is funded by a substantial recent award to GHI in partnership with:

  • CDT-Africa (a regional centre of excellence);
  • the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health; and
  • Neglected Tropical Disease implementers

This position is ideal for an ambitious researcher, enthusiastic about producing innovative, policy relevant implementation research

For more information on GHI see:  For any further information and informal inquiry please contact: Prof Gail Davey –

Applications should be accompanied by a CV and a personal statement, explaining how your research interests, skills and experience are relevant to the position. The personal statement should not exceed 1 page.

For full details and how to apply see:            

The Universities of Brighton and Sussex are committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science, mathematics, medicine and engineering at the universities.

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