Principal/Senior Researcher - Health Economics
PNet (Pty) Ltd
Parktown
9d ago

Background

Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ( WHC ) is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences.

WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives.

In addition WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.

The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand is an internationally recognized health research group which conducts research and analysis on issues of public health importance, including a strong focus on HIV, TB, and NCDs.

HE2RO seeks to build the evidence base to improve health policies and programmes in South Africa and the region. HE2RO collaborates on policy relevant research with Boston University and other national and international organizations.

Main purpose of the job

  • We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated quantitative senior researcher to be part of our health economics research portfolio
  • Research in this portfolio focuses on the costs, cost-effectiveness, and benefits of healthcare interventions, health financing and health systems, and other priority public health challenges, with opportunities for both primary data collection and mathematical modeling
  • Successful applicants will develop and lead studies and analyze and publish data that contribute to the evidence base for improving access to and delivery of health care services and population health
  • Overtime / weekend hours and working in rural areas and / or under-resourced circumstances will be required from time to time.
  • This is a full time position.
  • Location

  • The position is based at HE2RO’s head office in Johannesburg but may require travel primarily within Sub-Saharan Africa, and possibly globally
  • Responsibilities and Duties

    Implement and oversee all aspects of research projects including :

  • Developing important policy relevant questions
  • Obtaining ethical approval
  • Writing research protocols and SOPs
  • Developing and designing research tools
  • Coordinating fieldwork (data collection, interviews etc.)
  • Monitoring study progress
  • Writing progress reports to stakeholders including networks and funders
  • Training research staff
  • Conducting data analysis and writing up results
  • Present scientific findings at research conferences, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and disseminate research findings to other stakeholders such as research networks, universities / academic institutions, government departments, funders, the community, and media
  • Write research and funding proposals and obtain research funding
  • Supervise, manage and train research staff and study teams
  • Perform other tasks and contribute to organizational management as needed
  • Requirements :

  • Doctoral or master’s degree in health economics or a related quantitative field
  • Minimum 5 years research experience or comparable professional experience
  • Experience implementing independent projects and managing study staff
  • Expertise with data analysis software
  • Expertise in health economics modelling desirable
  • Demonstrated writing and communication skills, with a relevant publications record
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • If not a South Africa citizen, the candidate should be eligible for a work permit in South Africa
  • TO APPLY

  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2018.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
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    AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

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