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Wednesday 13th July 2022

Senior Post Doctoral Researcher - Full time

Closing Date: 13th July 2022

This is a one-year position which focuses on decolonization in global health research. The postholder will join an African-centred multidisciplinary network of academics, practitioners, and activists with a shared interest in unpacking and analyzing decolonization debates in health research.  

The postholder will track the diverse perspectives in the literature and initiatives being implemented in the health research field; and examine emerging and pertinent elements of decolonization debates with the broad aim of contributing to a research and action agenda for positive practice. The precise activities will be co-developed with the team but will likely include mapping out the health research architecture and how (de)colonization features, examining the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and their values, and highlighting challenges and opportunities for positive transformation.

The postholder will benefit from continuous engagement with experienced team members through reflection, learning, and sharing of ideas to enrich the research outputs. There will be opportunities for cross-learning and drawing on related fields to inform decolonization debates including bioethics, health policy and systems research (HPSR), and health research capacity strengthening (HRCS). The postholder will have the opportunity to develop their research interests in relation to the broader decolonization agenda. In addition, the postholder will be expected to develop research and dissemination outputs, engage and share learning with relevant networks, and lead activities that will identify and highlight innovative approaches and initiatives which demonstrate positive health research practice.

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