Addis Ababa University CDT-Africa and Brighton & Sussex Medical School joint Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity

Addis Ababa University CDT-Africa and Brighton & Sussex Medical School joint Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity; November 3 2023







Addis Ababa University CDT-Africa and Brighton & Sussex Medical School joint Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity


The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT- Africa) is a World Bank supported centre of excellence for education and research at Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main aim of CDT-Africa is to serve as a platform for equitable access to interventions (medications, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high quality capacity development for innovative therapeutic discovery. The Department of Global Health and Infection at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, in collaboration with CDT-Africa, has obtained a grant from the National Institute of Health Research, to conduct a research project on (1) a complex intervention program to test integration and scale up of a primary healthcare-based chronic wound care package for persons affected by skin-NTDs and other conditions in Ethiopia; (2) develop novel diagnostics for scabies; (3) develop new treatments from indigenous medicinal plants for scabies and other infectious skin conditions. As part of this partnership, we will be able to offer a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of economic evaluation.

The post-doctoral fellowship involve full time engagement and the fellow will be training and working within CDT-Africa. The post doctoral fellow in the economic evaluation will also be involved in the Sudan and Rwanda where we are implementing similar projects. Please note that there is no obligation for CDT-Africa to conduct the interview or appoint a fellow if alternative options are available for filling the post, or if suitable candidates are not available or the funding is not made available for reasons beyond the control of CDT-Africa or for any other reason that is relevant for the work of CDT-Africa.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the requirements of CDT-Africa and that of Brighton and Sussex Medical School for entry into a post-Doctoral programme. There will also be an interview in which the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and CDT-Africa team members will participate.

No of Position: one

Entrance Requirement:

  • The postdoctoral fellow will function as a member of the CDT-Africa team to advance research priorities, particularly in economic evaluations.
  • Day-to-day activities include, but are not limited to
  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesizing scientific content
  • Analyzing the research portfolio and aiding in the development of emergent research areas
  • Performing data analyses and contributing to scientific manuscripts, reports, and presentations
  • Interpreting results from analyses and presenting those data
  • Leading or assisting with the planning and execution of scientific workshops, sessions, meetings, and webinars
  • Helping to coordinate research tool development with internal and external
  • The postdoctoral fellow for economic evaluation will be working across three countries where the projects are being implemented (Ethiopia, Rwanda and Sudan)
  • Participating in journal clubs and other academic activities
  • Supporting in the delivery of PhD and MSc trainings with appropriate supervision from senior CDT-Africa faculty



Fellow for Economic Evaluations: Candidates with a PhD or equivalent degree in Economics; Strong publications relevant to Health Economics;

  •  a) experience in advanced statistical methods and epidemiology;
  • b) health economics; and
  • c) evidence synthesis;
  • d) Effectively participate in trainings in transferable skills (e.g research dissemination, public speaking, leadership, impact, data security) is needed.
  • e) Undergraduate and Master’s degree in economics prioritized;

Other requirements

  • Post-doctoral fellowship applicants should have completed their PhD within the previous three years or should be ready to defend their PhD in the coming three months and provide evidence to confirm their pending completion.

How to Apply


Application Requirements

  • Cover letter describing research interests, professional background, and career development goals
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two first-authored publications or other scientific writing samples
  • Doctoral degree, official transcripts, and/or proof of good academic standing on official letterhead and signed by graduate program director, advisor, or equivalent

Timetable: Early application is advised. The deadline for applications is November 14th /2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed at the CDT-Africa office in Addis Ababa.

Application document (CV, official transcript, and copies of degrees, etc) must be submitted in electronic copy via email to Dr Tsegahun Manyazewal (email: [email protected]) copying Mrs. Bethelhem Fekadu (email: [email protected] )





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