The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Senior Research Fellow, Health Systems Science

Type of career: 
New Delhi
Application close date: 
Contact name: 
Neeti Sharma

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate new research and contribute to the development of peer-reviewed publications with a health systems focus.
  • Support research teams to ensure the incorporation of appropriate ‘systems thinking’ in project approach; provide assistance with the revision and augmentation of project methods to facilitate increased relevance to the relevant health system(s) in which those projects operate.
  • Assess national and international funding opportunities for health systems research and enhance Institute-wide knowledge of, and engagement with, these funders.
  • Organise educational seminars delivered by visiting specialists aimed at increasing exposure of all Institute staff to health systems science and its components
  • Undertake thought leadership activities related to health systems research through blogs, social media posts, commissioned reviews and editorial articles
  • Identify and undertake professional development opportunities to increase personal capacity in health systems science
  • Attract high quality PhD students and post-doctoral fellows; and support early career academics in securing competitive scholarship funding.
  • Engage with external individuals and organisations with health systems research expertise to develop partnerships for technical advice and capacity development.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • PhD in a public health related discipline
  • Experience working in low and middle income countries and/ or a focus on work with under-served populations in high income countries
  • Experience conducting research in one or more of the following areas: health policy and systems research, health services research, implementation science, health economic evaluation or process evaluation
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary research teams and managing relationships with external partners
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including a demonstrated publications track record and prior public speaking engagements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well flexibly, i.e. independently and engaging with research teams
  • Able to lead and coordinate the development of competitive grant applications and fellowship funding applications
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality and privacy laws and ethical guidelines relevant to medical and public health research in the regions we work


  • Membership of Health Systems Global and/or other health systems research groups
  • Health policy experience as evidenced by working in international organisations such as WHO, multilateral development agencies and national government appointments or consultancies
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary research teams and engage in inter-disciplinary research

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their applications to by 14 October, 2018, clearly stating the job title ‘SRF- Health Systems Science’ in the subject line.