Research Fellow – Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences

Tunapuna/Piarco Municipal Corporation, Trinidad and Tobago

Job description

Qualification and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Higher (Master’s level) Degree in one of the following areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Social Sciences

with considerable experience developing the capacity of health professionals through the conduct of research training workshops and providing support to design research studies, conduct statistical analyses and prepare manuscripts

The successful candidate must also possess:

  • Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software such as SPSS
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Familiarity with health policy and systems research
  • Track record of working on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Familiarity with Caribbean health research systems

Special Responsibilities

  • Promoting, supporting and actively facilitating the strengthening of the research system in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS)
  • Conducting research methodology and data analysis workshops
  • Preparing grant proposals
  • Conducting data analyses
  • Preparing research reports and manuscripts for publication
  • Working collaboratively with other researchers within and outside the FMS

Personal Attributes

The Dean’s Office places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also have:

  • A propensity for Research
  • High personal standards of integrity and honesty
  • Enthusiasm for research

How to apply

Complete two copies of the application form provided and submit with the application form, your full particulars of qualifications, experience, date of birth, marital status and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your current organisation).
This information should be forwarded to:
The Campus Registrar
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
Fax: 1 868 663 9684

The University has expanded to four campuses that serve diverse communities across the Caribbean region - Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Mona in Jamaica and the Open Campus - all of which deliver high-quality education, research and services to all 15 contributing countries that support the University, as well as the Turks & Caicos Islands.