Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Global Health (Middle and Near East) job with KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

job description

The incumbent will play an active role in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the palliative cancer components of the ESRC-funded global health program, in particular the Research for Health in Conflict program. “RH4C-MENA”, PI: Professor Richard Sullivan). The position will be with the Center for Global Health at the Cicely Saunders Institute, headed by Professor Richard Harding.

R4HC-MENA aims to build capacity, partnerships and research in the Middle and Near East, focusing on health development in a conflict context. This post will address the palliative cancer care component of the program, focusing on palliative cancer care for adults and children in the context of conflict health. The project is a collaboration between KCL, the University of Cambridge and partners in Lebanon, Turkey, Palestine and Jordan. The incumbent would be part of a multidisciplinary consortium in cancer policy, palliative care, mental health, global health, war studies, political economy.

This position will be offered on a fixed-term contract until March 31, 2022

This is a full time position – 100% full time equivalent

Main responsibilities

  • Play a leading role in the design, delivery and reporting of research, education, partnerships and capacity building in palliative cancer care in the Middle and Near East undertaken by the R4HC-MENA program at the Cicely Saunders Institute
  • Liaise with colleagues within KCL and partners in Jordan, Turkey and Palestine to ensure a strong and productive partnership
  • Actively contribute to the College’s education program, contributing to the development of a new interleaved BSc Global Health, the existing MSc in Palliative Care, and seeking new opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate education.
  • Disseminate the results of global health programs at local, national and international levels
  • Meet agreed deadlines in all aspects of the work program of the CSI Center for Global Health Palliative Care
  • Plan and undertake aspects of global projects, including study design, piloting, data analysis, reports and ethics committee approval, as applicable.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the incumbent will be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities that can reasonably be expected in the course and classification of the position.

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Essential criteria

  1. Doctorate awarded in a field related to the work of the Cicely Saunders Institute or doctorate in a subject related to the work of the Cicely Saunders Institute nearing completion.
  2. Demonstrated potential for future development and achievement, including leading successful grant applications
  3. Understanding and understanding of the issues and challenges of palliative care research, and ideas / knowledge regarding solutions to these challenges, especially in relation to the global issues facing palliative care
  4. Critical appraisal and literature review
  5. Knowledge in project management and animation
  6. Knowledge of teaching methods and skills repositories, including face-to-face teaching and distance and virtual methods
  7. Excellent research-related IT skills – proficiency in word processing, familiarity with benchmark management databases and software packages to support qualitative data analysis (e.g. NVivo) and quantitative analysis (e.g. , SPSS)
  8. Understanding of data set management and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative
  9. Experience with research experience – conducting research studies independently or in a team at all stages from protocol development to funding request to dissemination, ideally including qualitative, quantitative and / or methods or mixed
  10. Experience working with or helping to lead a team
  11. Ability to work respectfully and productively with people who have cultural values ​​different from your own
  12. Commitment to high quality research

Desirable criteria

  1. Health professional qualification or minimum upper second class diploma in health or social sciences, or similar
  2. Experience working in research outside the home country
  3. Authorship on peer-reviewed publications

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