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An experienced mid-level post-doctoral social scientist with responsibility to develop and conduct research with a broad focus on ethics-related issues in the context of international health research in low-and-middle income country settings.
In the first instance, the post holder’s research will address social and ethical implications on one or a few of research studies undertaken at the KWTRP programme. These include clinical research, populations health, biobanking, participatory action research on community engagement in health research. The post-holder will be expected to identify a research area within these and to be supported to seek further independent funding. There will be an opportunity for international collaborative work through regional and international networks including the Global Health Bioethics Network.
The post holder will contribute to social science and health systems strategic planning, implementation and teaching at KWTRP. Teaching will include PhD supervision, training of post-graduate and masters’ level research assistants, and organising and running short courses locally and externally. The post holder will contribute to strategic science and ethics support at KWTRP through proposal review and departmental management responsibilities.
This post will be based at the KWTRP in Kenya, with some periods of time spent at the Nairobi office. The post holder will be expected to bring in additional funding to support staff salaries employed in the projects they will be leading and for funding the research activities.
1. Contribute to strategic development and lead the implementation of high-quality social science research embedded in core platforms of the KWTRP programme.
2. Contribute to training in the Health Systems Research Ethics department, wider KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme and (inter)nationally
3. Contribute to management of the Health Systems Research ethics department
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