The Centre for Public Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town,has been awarded a research grant: Emerging mental health systems in low and middle-income countries (EMERALD).
The main purpose of this position is to conduct research related to Work Package 3 (WP3) of EMERALD. WP3 will identify the resource inputs needed to scale-up a defined set of mental health services; assess the impact of inadequate mental health service access on household consumption and production, as well as the economic consequences of improved access to appropriate care; and identify sustainable health financing strategies for scaled-up delivery of mental health services in participant countries. The project is led from King’s College, London, with UCT one of 12 international partner organisations. We are seeking a Research Officer to work closely with the UCT Co-Investigator of EMERALD and a range of international partners including the WHO, to successfully implement the programme. This will be a 3.5 year fixed term contract.
Experience of project management or coordination in research and evidence of a publication record in peer-reviewed academic journals, particularly in health economics research would be advantageous.
There are opportunities for study towards a PhD through the programme. The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is between R341,000 and R430,000.
To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201) and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject line “RO Psychiatry” followed by the reference number to Mrs Melanie Falken at firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Staff Recruitment Office, Bremner Building, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700
Telephone: +27 21 650 5764; Faculty website
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Reference number for this position: SR470/13
Closing date for applications: 30 April 2013
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