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2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers

2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers

2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers

The SickleInAfrica Consortium invites applications from eligible candidates for a three-year SickleInAfrica Research Fellowship position to assist in carrying out the cross-consortium research projects.

The SickleInAfrica consortium aims to facilitate research in Sickle Cell Disease and the subsequent translation of this research into healthcare and health outcomes. The consortium is supported by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

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Benefits for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • The research fellows will be financially supported by SADaCC which is based in the Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is thus governed by UCT policies.

Key Responsibilities for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • Assist the PIs in conducting cross-consortium and site specific research projects.
  • Write research reports as required.
  • Attend consortium research meetings, both in-person and online.
  • Be part of research site visits to other sites as per need.
  • Contribute to scientific manuscripts together with the research team.
  • Present research outputs as requested by the research Principal Investigator.

Minimum Qualification for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • MBBS, Masters degree or Honours degree in the Biomedical Sciences or Epidemiology.

Other Requirements for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse team of researchers
  • Excellent technical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Project/Research management skills
  • Publication(s) in a peer-reviewed journal(s) will be an added advantage.

Knowledge and Skills for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • Keen interest in epidemiology: implementation research and cohort studies
  • Knowledgeable about Sickle Cell Disease and keen to learn
  • Research methodology knowledge and skills
  • Program evaluation knowledge and skills (if interested in Implementation Studies).

Eligibility for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • Be available to start by September 1, 2022.
  • Be available to work full-time for the duration of 3-years
  • Be based in the country they will be working from. This includes: Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe/Zambia or South Africa.

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Benefits for the 2022 SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships for African Researchers:

  • Opportunity to work with a vibrant international team of experts on SCD
  • Opportunity to network and receive mentorship
  • Opportunity for hands-on training in research implementation, manuscript and grants writing
  • Authorship in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Application Deadline: July 22, 2022

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