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

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Lecturer in Epidemiology

Campus: Cave Hill, Barbados

This is a full-time, Lecturer position available for 3 years in the first instance. 

Applicants for this post should possess a medical degree and post-graduate degree in Epidemiology or Public Health.  In addition, the applicants should have:
  • A record of original work
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain research grant funding
  • Success in and wide recognition of professional activities
  • A strong record of research and publications;
  • Successful record of teaching at University level;
  • Demonstrated ability to network with relevant national and international institutions;
The ability to provide leadership in teaching, curriculum development and research in the field of Epidemiology would be an asset.

In order to strengthen the relevance of the work of the GA-CDRC to Barbados and the Caribbean region the appointee will be required to further develop the NCD surveillance and research agenda, in collaboration with the GA-CDRC Data Group and the Public Health group of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill, through:
  • Leading the surveillance work of the GA-CDRC, principally through the Barbados National Registry for Chronic Non-communicable Disease (the BNR), a national, population-based, multi-NCD registry for stroke, heart attack and cancer
  • Development of a coherent NCD research strategy combining surveillance and research
  • Continuing existing and developing new research activities linked to ongoing BNR surveillance
  • Expansion of the BNR model to other small island/Caribbean nations to build the regional response to the burden of NCDs
  • Contributing to the teaching of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) offered through the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill, and supervision of MPH student research projects
  • Maintaining the close relationship between the GA-CDRC and key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, to guide the public health response to the emerging burden of NCDs
  • Strengthening the research links between the GA-CDRC and the sister units of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) on the Mona campus in Jamaica

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties by February 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados.  Fax (246) 417-0330; Email:  If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization. A Job Application Pack is available from our website:
The closing date for completed applications (Application Form, CV, referee reports and degree transcripts) is December 31, 2017.
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