The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados


Chair, Population Health Sciences

Campus: Cave Hill, Barbados

This is a full-time, professorial position available for 3 years in the first instance. 
 
Applicants for this post should possess a PhD in a relevant Population Health Science discipline (e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Nutrition).  It would be especially beneficial to our team if the prospective Population Health Scientist were to have a background in population level interventions, nutrition, physical activity, or spatial & environmental epidemiology.

Applicants will be expected to:
  • ​develop a research programme in one or more of the following areas population-level                    interventions  
                  - defining and understanding health disparities and social determinants of NCDs in the 
                     Caribbean
                  - environmental epidemiology with an emphasis on "Healthy Settings" - eg. healthy cities
                      epidemiological studies focusing on nutrition and/or physical activity 
  • have a proven record of distinguished original work and graduate supervision
  • have a demonstrated  ability to obtain research grant funding
The successful applicant will play the lead role in developing the population health research programme in collaboration with the GA-CDRC surveillance programme, and the Public Health group of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill.

Other duties of the successful applicant will be to:
  • develop relationships between the GA-CDRC and key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, to guide the public health response to emerging burden of NCDs
  • contribute to the teaching of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) course offered through the Faculty of  Medical Sciences, Cave Hill
  • strengthen the research links between the GA-CDRC and the sister units of the Caribbean Institute of Health research (CAIHR) on the Mona campus in Jamaica

Contact:
For further information about the post and its duties we encourage you to contact the Director of the GA-CDRC (Professor Alafia Samuels alafia.samuels@cavehill.uwi.edu).
 
For formal applications, you are requested to contact The University Registrar, Office of Administration, The Vice-Chancellery, UWI, Mona, Kingston 7, JAMAICA W.I.
E-mail: oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm Fax: 876-977-1422
, from whom application forms, further particulars of the post and full details of the remuneration package are available.
 
The closing date for applications is: January 17, 2018
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