APPLY: SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships 2022

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Applications are open for the SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships 2022. The SickleInAfrica Consortium invites applications from eligible candidates for a three-year SickleInAfrica Research Fellowship position to assist in carrying out the cross-consortium research projects.

They are seeking to strengthen each of the 6 SPARCo sites with a motivated researcher who will assist in implementing cross-consortium research projects at each SPARCo site.

They are convinced that the research and management skills required for this post will provide a challenging and rewarding environment for junior researchers keen to advance their careers and to contribute to the sickle cell disease field.


  • Assist the PIs in conducting cross-consortium and site specific research projects
  • Write research reports as required
  • Attend consortium research meetings, both in-person and online.
  • Be part of research site visits to other sites as per need
  • Contribute to scientific manuscripts together with the research team.
  • Present research outputs as requested by the research Principal Investigator.


  • Remuneration to be negotiated
  • Opportunity to work with a vibrant international team of experts on SCD
  • Opportunity to network and receive mentorship
  • Opportunity for hands-on training in research implementation, manuscript and grants writing
  • Authorship in peer-reviewed scientific journals


  • Applicant should have a MBBS, Masters degree or Honours degree in the Biomedical Sciences or Epidemiology;
  • Be available to start by September 1, 2022;
  • Be available to work full-time for the duration of 3-years;
  • Be based in the country they will be working from. This includes: Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe/Zambia or South Africa.

Other requirements

  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse team of researchers
  • Excellent technical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Project/Research management skills
  • Publication(s) in a peer-reviewed journal(s) will be an added advantage


  • You should upload a single pdf containing a 2-paged CV, copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  • Upload a 1 page motivation letter from your last academic mentor/supervisor or your current employer.

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For more information, visit SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships.

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