Research Fellow in Health and Social Science Ref 2793

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Department of Global Health & Infection (GHI) 
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until August 2023
Reference: 2793 
Salary: starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 22 November 2019 
Closing date: 9 January 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: as soon as possible

Job description

The Global Health and Infection (GHI) team at BSMS are looking for a UK-based postdoctoral researcher to support health and social science research as part of a project based within the Social Science for Stigmatising Skin Diseases (5-S) Foundation.

This project aims to end neglect of three stigmatising skin diseases (podoconiosis, mycetoma and scabies) through bringing the social sciences to bear on these conditions in our DAC-listed partner countries: Ethiopia, Sudan and Rwanda. Our research will transform the health and wellbeing of people affected by these conditions by identifying interventions informed by social science perspectives at the level of the patient, the community and national and international policy.

The post holder will work particularly on policy relevant to the three target NTDs at national and global level as well as historical dimensions of NTDS.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent experience) in Medical Anthropology/Medical Sociology or another social science in a health-related area with strong qualitative/ethnographic research skills
  • Experience in conducting health policy research
  • Research experience in low income countries, preferably in Africa
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team

For more information on GHI see:

 For any further information and informal inquiry please contact: Prof Gail Davey

( ) or Dr Shahaduz Zaman (

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