Bangalore MDS Fellowship

The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations.

DESCRIPTION:

The aim of the CGHR-SJRI Fellowship is to strengthen scientific research capacity in public health areas relevant to India. The one-year full-time Fellowship provides support for junior researchers to gain research experience using the vast amount of data available within the Million Death Study and to encourage careers in public health.

The MDS is one of the largest studies of premature mortality in the world. The MDS is an ongoing study that is conducted in India, where the majority of deaths occur at home and without medical attention. In collaboration with the Registrar General of India, the MDS monitors nearly 14 million people in 2.4 million nationally representative households in India between 2001-2014. Any deaths that occur in these households during this period will be assigned a probable cause, as determined by a method called verbal autopsy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Postgraduate MD/MS or Junior doctor (M.B.,B.S.).
  • Valid contract and intention to work in St Johns Research Institute, Bangalore for at least one year from the start of the Fellowship.

 CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals
  • Develop data collection tools, validate tools and implement 
  • Quality Assurance on data collection & analyze the data
  • Make the final reports and manuscripts 
  • Write or contribute to publications 
  • Make presentations at appropriate events

CATEGORIES OF PROPOSAL:

  • Cardiovascular mortality
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular mortality
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Proportional mortality 
  • Cancer mortality
  • Tuberculosis mortality
  • Infectious diseases and mortality
  • Vaccine-preventable conditions and mortality
  • Maternal mortality
  • Child mortality

HOW TO APPLY:

The following are required for submission of a complete application package.

  1. Brief outline of the proposed work (1-2 pages, with the following headings; background, rationale, method, analysis, timeline, impact of study)
  2. CV of applicant
  3. Personal statement relating to public health (up to 1 page)

Email the above documents to mdshelpdesk@smh.ca & cc to hr@sjri.res.in

Deadline for applications: open until filled.

CGHR thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CGHR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.