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The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is seeking early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare.To qualify for the second round of fellowships, you must have obtained your PhD within the past ten years, you are interested in studying the links between urban development, reproductive health and fertility. This project aims to link the fields of family planning, fertility and population change with the field of urban development, to create a cadre of fellows with expertise in those areas, and to produce high-quality evidence relevant to policy issues in urban development.Interested applicants should submit a 2-page concept on their proposed research project by April 15, 2019. (The online portal is expected to open around March 15). These

Deadline: November 30, 2018.   The School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, under the direction of Dr Jude Igumbor, is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to head scientific writing of several completed and ongoing health system research projects with a focus on women, adolescents, children, and HIV/TB. The fellows will work closely with the Principal Investigator to produce manuscripts and grant applications and will have the opportunity to assume the first-author position on manuscripts. An advanced research or clinical degree is required for this position. Individuals may have a PhD in Public Health, Population Studies, Demography or related fields. Applicants must have a demonstrated track record of being primary author on peer-reviewed scientific publications and must have excellent scientific writing skills and data analysis abilities using Stata. Experience in HIV, TB, women, children and adolescents health research is required. This is a full-time position

Three postdoctoral research fellowships are available, tenable for two years.Deadline: June 22, 2018The MRC/Wits-Agincourt Research Unit is a leading health and population research center that supports a major research infrastructure including a health and socio-demographic surveillance system (HDSS) covering the Agincourt sub-district of rural Mpumalanga Province adjacent to Mozambique.  Taking a life course approach, the Unit undertakes interdisciplinary observational and intervention research collaborating with scientists from South African and sub-Saharan, UK/European and North American institutions.Successful Postdoctoral Fellows will join a multidisciplinary team of research and data scientists and enjoy unparalleled opportunity across all stages of the research process, including ethics and public engagement, field science, research data management, and research-to-policy engagement.  Fellows will be supported and mentored to publish in peer-review journals.Fellows will follow a tailored programme embedded in focus research areas depending on their background, experience, and interest:Adolescent health and development (including HIV and mental health) Adult health and ageing (including non-communicable

Deadline: June 4, 2018 Dates: November 7-8, 2018 Venue: University of Neuchâtel About the workshop The Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 focuses on the contribution of social sciences on population’s health. A good understanding of health determinants not only offers options to complement the health care system but also helps to understand why Switzerland is often struggling to introduce effective health policies and how this situation can be overcome.  The conference is aimed at public health experts from research and practice and is intended to show the full scope of the conference theme. It is designed to provide inspiration and ideas why a good theory is needed for a good practice and shows concrete options for actions.   Abstracts may be submitted as follows: Forms of presentation Poster The selection of posters should reflect the great variety of public health topics in Switzerland. The posters will remain hanging throughout the

Application deadline: May 11, 2018 The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative is a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their

Deadline: April 30, 2018   The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Research Fellowship.   The Fellowship will support the development of young research leaders who can drive transdisciplinary research programs focused on the African Bioeconomy. For purposes of this call, “bioeconomy” is defined activities that make use of bio-innovations, and are based on biological sources, materials and processes to generate sustainable economic, social and environmental development. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development.   Applications are welcome for such topic areas as:   • Technological and non-technological exploitation of natural resources such as animals, plant biodiversity, micro-organisms and minerals to improve human health, address food security, and subsequently to contribute to economic growth and improved quality of life. • Ecological issues and climate change as influencers, promoters, and inhibitors of bioeconomic advancement. • The politics of

Deadline: March 16,  2018 The Economics of Tobacco Control (ETC) Project is based in the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The Project does research on a variety of aspects related to the economics of tobacco control, including the following: estimation of price elasticities of tobacco products, the role of the excise tax structure and level on consumption, the response by the tobacco industry to tax and legislative changes, the size of the illicit market and ways to curb illicit tobacco. The Project comprises about ten researchers and a number of support staff. The website of the ETC project can be found at www.tobaccoecon.uct.ac.za. Attached to the ETC Project, is the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Elimination of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The