Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka


JOB TITLE: Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) ( was established in 2002 to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies in developing countries. CGHR is a non-profit, non-partisan academic research institution dedicated to better health. The mission of CGHR is to conduct high quality research that advances global health, with a focus on the major causes of premature mortality worldwide. It has offices in Toronto, New Delhi and Bangalore. It is affiliated with St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto ( and St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore ( We seek now a senior public health officer to join a world-class team, leading the physician follow up and training for the Million Death Study (MDS).

Institution: Centre for Global Health Research

Job Location: Bangalore, India

Duration: initial period 1 year; extension possible up to 5 years subject to satisfactory performance.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Requirements: MBBS with 10 years experience or MD with 3-5 years experience in the practice of either medicine or public health.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to plan, organize, assign, supervise, and inspect the work of professional and technical personnel
  • Ability to interpret and write comprehensive and technical reports and papers and document experience in lucid manner
  • Ability to recognize problems, exercise good judgments in appraising situations, problem solving abilities and making decisions
  • Ability to express comments and opinions clearly and concisely
  • Previous experience working with a large no of physicians and experience managing multi-disciplinary team (training staff, programmers, field staff, and others)
  • Minimum experience of 1 year managing projects and multi-disciplinary teams” to “Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Requirements
  • Ability to effectively deal with team dynamics to ensure that projects are delivered in a timely fashion
  • Dedication to open communications, problem solving and proactive seeking of innovations and solutions

Senior Physician – Public Health is sought to work on projects most notably the Million Death Study (MDS), which implements novel verbal autopsy across India. Additional work will be on blood-based epidemiological research, field based multi-assay testing in collaboration with industry and international partners, and physician decision making support systems. The preferred candidate will have a strong background in Public Health and experience in management and implementing, operating the projects. The responsibilities include advising on the various training programs; cooperation with State /central government as well as academic partners; review and approval of unit budgets, statistical and financial reports. CGHR has a flat, responsive and dynamic team, and the expectation is that this leadership position will foster to make all staff more productive. This position will be based in Bangalore, India.

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience and market rates.

Please submit: Curriculum Vitae with 3 references (names and email addresses/phone numbers) by May 25, 2014 to Ms. Prabha Sati, Director of Outreach Operations, CGHR New Delhi by e-mail to

Person to contact: Ms. Prabha Sati
Phone number: 91-9711964550

Only qualified candidates will receive a reply email.