Faculty member: basic & translational science

Faculty member: basic & translational science Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI, http://www.ahri.org), located in KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa, is recruiting a faculty member to establish and lead an independent research group within its basic & translational science research domain. The ideal candidate would possess a PhD or equivalent degree, and have an outstanding record of scholarly outputs, including high impact first or senior author publications and evidence of ability to attract grant funding. Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetics and genomics, but candidates with other basic science specialisation consistent with AHRI’s strategic focus areas of HIV, TB, emerging and neglected infections, adolescent mental health, and climate and health may also be considered. The successful candidate will be required to contribute to research, teaching and learning, leadership and management and social responsiveness activities, aligned to the institute’s strategy. The position will be based primarily at AHRI’s Durban campus and will be supported by a generous start-up package. Candidates who are South African or African citizens, or from the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply.
AHRI is an independent not-for-profit research institute. Its academic partners include University College London and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. AHRI tackles important, intractable, and intersecting health problems to improve the health and wellbeing of under-resourced populations. AHRI’s research is strategy-driven and
spans discovery and intervention in basic & translational sciences, clinical trials, implementation science, social science and epidemiology. AHRI addresses critical questions with a values-driven team, with the goal of impact on policy and practice in resource-limited settings in South Africa and beyond.
The successful candidate will be expected to lead by living AHRI’s values of collaboration, ubuntu, leadership, innovation, transformation, and excellence.
Application process:
Please apply via https://www.ahri.org/ahri-careers/ before 31 July 2024.

Please also do not hesitate to reach out to Prof Thumbi Ndung’u, director for basic & translational science at AHRI, if you have any questions: [email protected]. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is primarily open to South African or other African applicants, with a valid work permit desirable. AHRI reserves the right in special circumstances to accept late applications or to extend the above date to facilitate further searches. Furthermore, AHRI reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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