Senior Research Scientist (PhD)

Fixed-Term Contract

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill the above-mentioned post under projects that are implemented within the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) Department at CeSHHAR. The projects within the Department include particularly implementation research studies utilizing mixed methods designs.
CeSHHAR is a growing locally registered research NGO, with close links to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), UK. Our 400 staff work across key populations, SRH & MNCH, and in climate, environment and health.

The Role
Working as part of a team, the Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for overseeing study conduct, data analysis and publication of results. Initially, they will be tasked to co-lead the GEAR-UP (Gender Equity within Antimicrobial Resistance) multi-country initiative. The successful candidate will also be expected to work towards becoming an independent researcher, and participate in activities such as grant writing, active publishing in international peer-reviewed journals, and capacity strengthening. There is potential for the successful candidate to be offered a joint research position between CeSHHAR and LSTM, UK.

Qualifications and Experience

• A PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health or related fields, with at least three years’ experience post PhD qualification
• At least five years’ relevant experience conducting health-related research
• Evidence of publishing peer-reviewed journal articles, with at least six peer reviewed articles in PubMed (three as first or senior author)
• Evidence of competitive research grant writing with at least one successful grant ≥US$100,000 as PI
• Demonstrable appreciation/experience with study designs commonly used in implementation research, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Ability to conduct statistical analyses using statistical software (STATA, SAS, R)
• Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively as part of a research team
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Project management experience, including managing research teams
• Computer competency particularly with Microsoft Office packages
• Ability to work with people from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

How to Apply

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Step 2: If you are interested in the above position, please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Director and send to [email protected] Indicate the position and duty station you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
The successful candidate will undergo relevant background checks and will be required to commit in writing to comply with the CeSHHAR Zimbabwe safeguarding guidelines.

CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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