The Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) at the University of Cape Town School of Public Health, in partnership with the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER), announce a call for applications for a 15-month postdoctoral research fellowship.

The candidate selected for this fellowship will conduct research, including a systematic review of the literature on HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) child health outcomes. Supervision and mentoring will be by Dr Mary-Ann Davies and the CIPHER HEU project team, which includes Dr Kate Powis and previous CIPHER postdoctoral scholar Dr Amy Slogrove.
The awardee of the CIPHER HIV-Exposed Uninfected Fellowship will be announced at the 4th HIV-Exposed Uninfected Child and Adolescent Workshop to be held on 22 July 2018 as an official pre-conference of the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The selected candidate will be based at CIDER for the fellowship, but professional development activities include a two-month training period with the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a one-month training period at the Botswana Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Partnership. They welcome applications from residents of low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) with a demonstrated commitment to working in a LMIC after the fellowship period. The full request for proposals and application form can be found here.

Worth of Award

  • The post-doctoral scholarship is valued at R470,000 per annum.
  • The tenure of the award is 15 months (total value of the award for the period is R587,500).
  • A modest travel allowance for the period spent in Boston, US and Gaborone, Botswana will additionally be provided.


  • A PhD obtained no more than 5 years ago in Epidemiology/Statistics/Public Health or cognate discipline from a recognised institution.
  • Proven analytic skills and experience analysing and writing up results for peer-reviewed publication in the field of HIV including PMTCT, ideally with a paediatric focus.
  • Experience in collaborating with different research teams is an advantage
  • Resident of a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a demonstrated commitment to working in an LMIC after the fellowship

How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit:
• an application form and letter of motivation;
• a CV including details of any conference presentations and/or publications;
• academic transcripts, and
• the names and contact details of 2 academic referees who have taught/supervised the applicant.
Enquiries and completed applications should be directed to: Ms Dominique Adams: email: [email protected]
Telephone: 021-4066808 Fax: 021-4066764

Deadline: applications close 22 June 2018, 17:00 Central European Time.

Click here for more details and to apply

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