The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Research Fellow, Global Workforce Strengthening Program

Type of career: 
New Delhi
Application close date: 

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a consistent level of contribution to the research activities of the global workforce program and the Centre for Health System Science.
  • Work with the head of the program in developing new study proposals.
  • Assess national and international funding opportunities for global workforce-related research and enhance Institute-wide knowledge of, and engagement with, these funders.
  • Organise educational seminars delivered by visiting specialists aimed at stimulating thought leadership in this area.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications as required.
  • Take the lead and assist with manuscript preparation.
  • Ensure that research being conducted is congruent with world best practice.
  • Engage in capacity building activities for staff based in our regional offices, particularly in India and China.
  • Remain abreast of global developments in workforce strengthening and related global health initiatives; providing a source of information to colleagues within the Institute.
  • Supervise and recruit PhD students for the program, as needed.
  • Actively develop and promote the desired culture of The George Institute by ensuring all interactions, documentation and communication are conducted in a manner which supports our mission.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Relevant health/ medical qualification, including a PhD.
  • At least 2 years post-doc experience in relevant field and preferably experience working in low and middle income countries.
  • Ability to attract fellowship and other grant funding
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams and managing relationships with external partners.
  • Experience in the coordination of health research projects.
  • Availability and willingness to travel (including overseas).
  • Experience in leading the writing of research papers and a demonstrated publications track record.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders.
  • Ability to see the big picture, yet still focus on detail.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
  • Strong focus on quality of work.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their resumes to, clearly mentioning the job title 'Research Fellow- GWSP' in the subject line latest by 04 October 2018.