Post-Doctoral Fellow (I-B)
- Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
- HSRC Recruitment
Job Advert Summary
The Human and Social Capabilities research 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, three-quarters of which are donor-funded.
The Human and Social Capabilities division conducts transdisciplinary, intersectional, policy and programme-relevant research to improve health, well-being and promote a socially just and cohesive society.
HSC is looking to appoint one suitably qualified person to take on the responsibilities of a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The successful incumbents will be based in the HSRC either Durban; Pretoria or Cape Town office.
Post-Doctoral Fellow - 1 Identity and Belonging
3 year contract
(REF: HSC – Post-Doc 1701/2023)
In this context we offer Post-Doctoral Fellowships with the aim of providing candidates with the opportunity to gain intensive experience in the research practice environment and to publish the findings of their dissertations in peer-reviewed journals.
- A doctorate in Social sciences (such as among others sociology, psychology, humanities or anthropology) or Public Health (obtained not more than 5 years previously);
- Recognisable expertise in one of the priority research areas of the identity and belonging unit within HSC;
- A sound grounding in diverse research methods (mix methods and experience with biostatics will be a recommendation) and related theoretical debates along with strong conceptual competencies in the area of specialisation;
- Willingness and ability to engage in grant/proposal writing for research funding;
- Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive along with the ability and enthusiasm to engage as a team player in large scale multidisciplinary research;
- A strong user orientation, based on a commitment to pro-poor social research that makes a difference.
- Proficiency in or working experience with some of the following data software packages: STATA, Epi Info, SPSS, Nvivo, AtlasTI or other relevant statistical packages
- Previous experience conducting HIV and gender research or mental health research or the intersection between covid-19 and HIV or social aspects of covid-19 or studies on identity and marginalization or displacement and belonging research or sexual reproductive health research or gender-based violence and population-based research, will be an advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Contributing to the sustainable growth of the research programme portfolio;
- Publishing scholarly journal articles;
- 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;
- 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 initiatives to promote the strategic objectives of the HSRC;
- Contributing to discussion in HSRC and HSC-wide activities.