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Funded CIDRZ Fellowship 2019

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Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) offers a competitive annual fellowship programme that provides a meaningful health research and programmatic experience, training and mentorship to early- and mid-career public health practitioners.  Moreover, the CIDRZ Health Corpsfellows become integral members of the respective hosting teams involved in public health programmes, research or analysis units. Fellows find that the rich opportunities for developing their scientific writing, project implementation and  presentation skills  through hands-on experience ans well as professional development mentorship which helps them to redefine their  career trajectory. In addition, fellowship placements are made in their programme areas depending on the intake year.


  • Modest monthly bursary to cover basic living expenses, local medical services membership, & emergency evacuation insurance

CIDRZ now calls for applications to the prestigious 2019/20 HealthCorps fellowship class in the following fields:

1. Data Analysis:

The Analysis Unit (AU) is one of the departments of CIDRZ responsible for supporting projects with wide methodological and statistical needs ranging from study designs, sample size calculations, statistical analysis, mentoring, as well as coaching.


  • A Masters degree with strong quantitative and analytical skills related to Public Health with specific qualifications in related field (e.g. Biostatistics, Epidemiology)

2. Biomedical Science:

The Enteric Disease and Vaccine Research Unit (EDVRU) focuses on (i) understanding the aetiology and burden of diarrhoea particularly in Zambian children and (ii) safety, efficacy and effectiveness evaluation of promising vaccine candidates for diseases of public health importance. Moreover, the mission of the group is to improve public health in Zambia by conducting research (basic and translational) that aims at influencing policy and strengthening of disease prevention and control in country.


  • A Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences

3. Clinical Research:

CIDRZ undertakes a range of interventional and observational clinical studies on a number of diseases of public health importance to Zambia. The HealthCorpsFellow in Clinical Research will join 2-3 different teams with active work on either clinical trials or observational clinical studies. Furthermore, the Fellow, will  participate in protocol activities such as participant enrolment, clinical assessments, specimen collection, completion of case record forms, assessment of adverse events and general documentation as well as manuscript preparation in close collaboration with other team members in the laborotary and the clinics.


  • MBChB, MBBS, MD or equivalent and completed a medical residence in infectious diseases .

4. Strategic Information and Implementation Science:

The Fellow will provide support and assistance to both the M&E component of the Strategic Information Department and Implementation Science Unit at CIDRZ. In addition, this will include supporting both departments to improve internal program reporting and analysis of programmatic data to provide feed back into the program, support abstract as well as publication submission to disseminate key findings.


  • A Masters degree with strong quantitative and analytical skills in Public Health.

5. Adolescent HIV:

The Fellow will conduct monitoring and evaluation of the adolescent HIV activities. She/he will review protocols and prepare the tools for monitoring and evaluation, conduct protocol sensitisations and trainings in human subject protection as well as good clinical practices. Moreover, the Fellow will conduct qualitative interviews, data collection, analysis and report writing.


  • A Masters university degree with strong quantitative and analytical skills in Public Health.

6. Tuberculosis:

The Fellow will work on several project within the department is expected to support activities that include protocol development, IRB submissions,  SOP development, Clinical care as required for the service delivery support projects  and Clinical support to study teams including but limited to participants assessments and specimen collection as required. Also, He/She will be expected to contribute to research ideas and grant applications.


  • MBChB, MBBS, MD or equivalent. Post graduate training will be an added advantage.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline27 March,2019
Open toAll
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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