Applicants are invited for the above post for a collaborative project between the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU) / Utrecht University (UU) and the Ndlovu Health Care Group in South Africa. We are seeking a faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank to be primarily based in Elandsdoorn, Limpopo, South Africa.
The multidisciplinary research program concentrates on the prevention prognosis and management of HIV and the interaction with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In addition to the clinical aspects, interests include social, economic and demographic determinants of disease and disease outcomes. Moreover, translational viro-immunological studies are undertaken.
The faculty member to be appointed will be responsible for building up and expanding a collaborative research group based both in South Africa and Utrecht, the Netherlands. In Utrecht, the group will be coordinated by the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Global Health unit. In addition, the departments of internal medicine & infectious diseases, virology and immunology of the UMCU are involved, as well as the Utrecht Faculty of Social Sciences.
The Ndlovu Care Group has over two decades of experience in the provision of high quality care in deprived, rural areas of South Africa. Their main focus is primary care, HIV & tuberculosis care and social development and HIV prevention projects (http://www.ndlovucaregroup.co.za). Due to their expertise and the on-site facilities, there is an excellent infrastructure for embedding research.
There are close relationships to corresponding research groups at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and a joint appointment is an option.
The jobholder will report back to the head of the collaborative project both at the UU and at the NCG and will be supported by the project manager. He/she will be responsible for the execution of the scientific program of the project and have the following specific tasks:
In order to be an eligible candidate you need to fulfill a set of requirements. These requirements are:
Please send your application, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae to prof dr R Coutinho (e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone number +31 30 274 2767) and dr RE Barth (e-mail address: email@example.com, telephone number +31 6 21224407).
For further information you can also contact the above mentioned persons.
Closing date for the application: 1st July 2013.
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