The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Chair, Population Health Sciences

Campus: Cave Hill, Barbados

Applicants will be expected to:
·         develop a research programme in one or more of the following areas

  • population-level interventions  
  • defining and understanding health disparities and social determinants of NCDs in the Caribbean
  • environmental epidemiology with an emphasis on "Healthy Settings" - eg. healthy cities
  • epidemiological studies focusing on nutrition and/or physical activity
  • have a proven record of distinguished original work and graduate supervision
  • have a demonstrated  ability to obtain significant research grant funding from major funding agencies
  • have an outstanding record of research publications
The post holder will play the lead role in developing the population health research programme in collaboration with the GA-CDRC surveillance programme, and the Public Health group of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill.
Other duties of the post holder will be to:
  • develop relationships between the GA-CDRC and key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, to guide the public health response to emerging burden of NCDs
  • contribute to the teaching of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) course offered through the Faculty of  Medical Sciences, Cave Hill
strengthen the research links between the GA-CDRC and the sister units of the Caribbean Institute of Health research (CAIHR) on the Mona campus in Jamaica.

Contact: For further information about the post and its duties we encourage you to contact the Director of the GA-CDRC (Professor Alafia Samuels;
For formal applications, you are requested to contact The University Registrar, Office of Administration, The Vice Chancellery, UWI, Mona, Kingston 7, JAMAICA W.I. E-mail: OR OR Fax: 876-977-1422, from whom application forms, further particulars of the post and full details of the remuneration package are available.

The closing date for applications is: March 20, 2018
Download: Application Pack