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Faculty: Medical Sciences
Office of the Dean

Deadline Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
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Qualification and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Higher (Master’s level) Degree in one of the following areas:

·         Epidemiology

·         Biostatistics

·         Social Sciences


with considerable experience developing the capacity of health professionals through the conduct of research training workshops and providing support to design research studies, conduct statistical analyses and prepare manuscripts

The successful candidate must also possess:

·         Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods

·         Proficiency in the use of statistical software such as SPSS

·         Experience in grant writing

·         Familiarity with health policy and systems research

·         Track record of working on multi-disciplinary teams

·         Familiarity with Caribbean health research systems


Special Responsibilities


·         Promoting, supporting and actively facilitating the strengthening of the research system in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS)

·         Conducting research methodology and data analysis workshops

·         Preparing grant proposals

·         Conducting data analyses

·         Preparing research reports and manuscripts for publication

·         Working collaboratively with other researchers within and outside the FMS


Personal Attributes

The Dean’s Office places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also have:

·         A propensity for Research

·         High personal standards of integrity and honesty

·         Enthusiasm for research


Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.  Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University.