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hsrc.ac.za Post Doctoral Research Fellow : Human Sciences Research Council

Organisation : The Human Sciences Research Council
Announcement : Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Applicable for : South African Citizen
Deadline : 5 May 2017
Category : Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA)

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Website : http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/jobs/social-aspects-of-hiv-aids-research-alliance-sahara/post-doc-march-2017

Post Doctoral Research Fellow :

** The HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, the majority of which are donor-funded.

Related : Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship 2017 : www.southafricain.com/7283.html

** The HAST research programme specializes in research on HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis. The research strives to address these health problems at their source, namely, at both the social and population levels.

** HAST is based in Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Sweetwaters.

** The Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) unit of the HAST research programme within the HSRC undertakes multi-country research on HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and disseminates research results through its network of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Key Responsibilities :
In addition to the responsibility to publish journal articles, a post-doctoral fellow will contribute to the sustainable growth of the research programme portfolio by:
** Assisting with proposals and grant applications to undertake funded research;
** Assisting in delivering research within specified budgets and to deadline;
** Assisting in mentoring interns and research assistants;
** Supporting the development of contacts and relationships with colleagues in academic institutions, government organizations and the wider research community;
** Supporting effective participation in multidisciplinary research teams and partnerships;
** Supporting initiatives to promote the strategic objectives of the HSRC;
** Participate and contribute to discussion in HSRC-wide activities.

Key requirements :
** A recent PhD in Social Sciences, Public Health/Epidemiology or equivalent qualification (obtained not more than 5 years ago);
** A sound grounding in research methods will be a strong recommendation;
** Demonstrable skills in statistical and other analysis software (SPSS, STATA, ATLAS-ti, etc.);
** Willingness and ability to work in teams and independently;
** Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines;
** Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
** Good interpersonal, organizational, administrative and problem solving skills;
** Willingness to work flexible hours and in rural communities;

Applications :
In your application, please include
(1)a letter of motivation;
(2)your CV;
(3)a one-page outline of your PhD thesis
(4) up to three copies of sole/first authored peer- reviewed publications and
(5)the names of three contactable referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details).
** Please quote the related reference number.
** The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.
** Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application to :
** The HR Generalist, Private Bag X9182, Cape Town or hand deliver it to the HSRC, Merchant House, 116 – 118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, or preferably e-mail the application to recruitment AT hsrc.ac.za quoting the reference number of the advert in the subject line.
** For further enquiries, not applications, please contact Prof Nancy (Refilwe) Phaswana-Mafuya at nphaswanamafuya AT hsrc.ac.za
** The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research and administrative staff who are black, female or disabled.

Closing date :
** 5 May 2017. We encourage applicants to submit prior to this date.
** Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.
** The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment.

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