Research Fellow, Centre for International Health

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 May 2023

13 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Medical sciences
Ethics in health sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

New Zealand
Application Deadline

28 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description


About the Centre

The Centre for International Health is based in, and works across, the Division of Health Sciences. We are a core component of the cross-Divisional Otago Global Health Institute (OGHI), an official University of Otago Research Centre with >140 members, with the goal of fostering multi-disciplinary global health research. We facilitate and promote research to contribute to the understanding and improvement of health in collaboration with partners in under-resourced countries, while focusing on postgraduate training and strategic mentorship of future leaders.

The role - Te mahi

We are seeking a Research Fellow to conduct a one year Gates Foundation funded project that will characterise field-lab link studies in tuberculosis over the last 20 years in relation to samples and data of relevance, gauge investigator willingness to engage in more global collaboration around these resources, and explore possibilities for a regularly updated user-friendly inventory to serve the global research community in solving fundamental questions.

This project will be done in collaboration with world-leading experts in field-lab link studies in TB and who are part of the Gates Foundation's Consortium for tuberculosis vaccine discovery (CTVD). Aspects of this role will involve facilitating a process to enhance connections between world-leading tuberculosis initiatives globally and the possibility of enabling new questions to be addressed, including some on a scale not possible before. Depending on the researcher's own expertise, there may be opportunity to explore his/her own research questions over the course of the year, related to the overall project.

This position represents an exciting opportunity to spend a year in New Zealand, build connections with the global tuberculosis research community and lay a foundation for future research and collaboration.

Skills and experience - Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently, enjoy working with data, the literature, and synthesising large amounts of data. You must also have:

  • A Doctoral degree in a field related to the project with substantial experience in field-lab link research.
  • Appropriate research experience and publications.
  • Experience in tuberculosis research with understanding of the needs and potential of bio- and data- archiving in field-lab link studies to facilitate new analyses to make scientific breakthroughs.
  • Experience on projects that involve low-resource settings.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to maintain a professional approach with both staff and students while under pressure.
  • Evidence of collaborating with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple institutions.

Further details - Pūroko

This is full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term position (one year), located in Dunedin. The salary for this position ranges from $$87,152 to $103,550 per year.

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

Application - Tono

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV. A
  • Cover Letter.
  • Three referee contact details, including telephone number and email address.
  • An indication of the date you would expect to be available to take up the appointment.

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2300803 will close on Sunday, 28 May 2023.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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