Postdoc position on using evidence in health decision-making in Africa
The Institute of Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology, Pettenkofer School of Public Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany is seeking a postdoc for its research and capacity-building work on evidence use in health decision-making. The postdoc will be employed in the Working Group on Evidence-Based Public Health as part of the newly established German-African research consortium Collaboration for Evidence-Based Public Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+). The main focus of the postdoc’s activities will be research on integrated knowledge translation (IKT), an overarching concept to describe an ongoing relationship between researchers and decision-makers for the purpose of engaging in mutually beneficial research to support decision-making.
The postdoc will be part of an enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary, international team that is working on a combination of local, national, European and global health projects. The team undertakes a broad range of conceptual, methodological and applied research in primary research as well as evidence synthesis, often linked with explicit engagement of the policy-and-practice community.
The contract would be for a period of 12 months (maternity leave replacement) with potential opportunities to continue beyond this initial period. Part-time options (50% or more) are possible. Start date is 1 August 2018 (some flexibility).
Main duties will be to:
- Support the seven partner institutions in five countries – Malawi, South Africa, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda – in the development and implementation of an integrated knowledge translation (IKT) strategy.
- Contribute to the development of a protocol to evaluate this IKT strategy and undertake a baseline assessment in the five countries.
Additional duties may be to:
- Provide methodological support (quantitative and qualitative, depending on expertise) to various CEBHA+ team members upon request.
- Contribute to the development of a multi-center European grant proposal on evidence use in public health decision-making.
Applicants should have experience with the research or practice of knowledge translation and exchange in health. They should hold a PhD or equivalent in public health, health sciences or related subjects. Excellent knowledge of English is required.
For additional information and to apply, contact Dr. Eva Rehfuess (firstname.lastname@example.org), Institute of Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology, Pettenkofer School of Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany