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The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), at the Institute of Medicine, conducts extensive education and research in global public health, general practice/family medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, social medicine, medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. We also conduct education and research within nutritional epidemiology, insurance medicine, innovation and utilization, health economics, biostatistics and register epidemiology. We are developing interdisciplinary work on the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on SGD 3 (health) and 8 (economical growth).

The SPHCM coordinates the non-African partner universities in the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (see We are now offering a 2-year researcher position based at School of Public Health and Community Medicine. The position will be split between research and research capacity strengthening management within CARTA.

Job assignments

Research activities will constitute 50% of the position. Research during this two-year period will be defined jointly with the successful applicant. A component in the research will focus on the impact of CARTA on early career researchers and their institutions, the relationships between the consortium partners and cross institutional collaboration. Another aspect will be on the role of universities and university networks in promoting equity in higher education and decent jobs and their contribution to achieving the SDGs as well as assessing the capacity and capacity needs within selected countries to monitor the SDGs. Possible research could include the influence of health system funding and resource allocation in promoting good health and wellbeing. The research undertaken should result in a minimum of four publications in peer reviewed journals. The research will be conducted under the supervision of a senior professor at Gothenburg University.

Coordination of CARTA research capacity strengthening activities carried out by non-African partner institutions will constitute the other 50% of the position and includes  convening of CARTA non-African partner institutions’ forums, support to the CARTA-University of Bergen NORHED project, facilitating review of applications and proposals from CARTA applicants and Early Career Researchers by identifying appropriate experts from the ACARTA non-African institutions. Reporting on the performance of CARTA at the non-African partner institutions. The successful applicant will work closely with the CARTA secretariat in Nairobi. They will attend all the CARTA executive directorate meetings which occur every 6 weeks, prepare all documentation relevant to northern partners for these meetings and all follow up from the meetings, develop a working relationship with all northern partner focal persons, communicate with them regularly and keep them informed about all CARTA related activities and responsibilities and support the development of research hubs.   


A PhD degree in public and population health related disciplines is required. Evidence of strong research output is required. English is the working language in CARTA and expert knowledge in English is required. Demonstrated interest in research management and/or research capacity strengthening initiatives is a merit. Preference will be given to applicants who have a good knowledge of CARTA and who are committed to building African research training and African led research. Emphasis will be placed on a good fit between the applicant and the structure of this post and the team they will work with. Emphasis is placed on personal suitability.


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 2 years Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: As soon as possible or by agreement   

For further information regarding the position

Sharon Fonn, Professor,

Max Petzold, Head of department, +46703867077,


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How to apply

Copy of PhD diploma. Personal letter, CV and references needed.

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Closing date: 2021-12-09


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