The Medical Research Council and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine invite applications from West Africans and European Union nationals only for three prestigious global health research fellowships. Applicants must be active clinical or non-clinical researchers with up to three years postdoctoral research experience at the application deadline date, and preferably with experience of working with the Unit, or the LSHTM, or both.
Each Fellow will undertake an original research project in the West Africa region and our two institutions. The project must be aligned with the research strengths of the two host organisations. Fellowships will be for up to three years, and include salary, research and training support costs. Fellowships should start between 1 April and 30 June 2014.
The Fellows will benefit from access to the exceptionally strong research and training resources of the two institutions and their partner organisations, enabling them to accelerate their scientific and professional development.
The MRC-LSHTM West African Global Health Research Fellowship Programme is supported by a £1M award from the UK MRC, with partnership funding from the Institutional Strategic Support Fund from the Wellcome Trust and the LSHTM.
Further information and an application form can be obtained from the MRC Unit, The Gambia website, http://www.mrc.gm/news/mrc-lshtm-west-african-fellowships.html
Applications in the prescribed format must be received by the Fellowship secretariat at the Unit by 16.00 hours (GMT) on 9 October 2013. Only applications that have been correctly completed and received by the deadline will be considered eligible. Interviews will be held in January 2014.