A Multi-Disciplinary Research Collaboration


A Multi-Disciplinary Research Collaboration

PhD Training Fellowship | Study Manager Position

Makerere University – University of Bergen – KEMRI – University of Amsterdam and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Training Program

Makerere University, Global Health Uganda, the Kenya Medical Research Institute, University of
Bergen, University of Amsterdam and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has through a
consortium led by the Training and Research Unit of Excellence, University of Malawi, been
awarded a grant by EDCTP to conduct a trial:

“Combining monthly Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) and azithromycin (AZ) for the post discharge management of children with severe anaemia in Malawi, Kenya and Uganda; a randomised, double blind trial”

This is a follow up of our earlier trial – The Malaria Chemoprevention in the Post-discharge Management (PMC) of Severe Anemia which demonstrated that in areas with intense malaria transmission, 3 months of post-discharge malaria chemoprevention with monthly dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine in children who had recently received treatment for severe anemia prevented more deaths or readmissions for any reason after discharge than placebo.

This is a multi-centre trial that will enroll 1000 participants from Uganda, Kenya and Malawi, randomize them to 4 months of intervention and outcomes determined at 6 months. The study will determine if four months of monthly PMC with a combination of DP+AZ is superior to PMC with DP-alone in reducing all-cause Sick Child Clinic Visits by six months post- discharge in children aged <5 yrs.

Makerere University and Global Health Uganda now invites applicants for the post of Study Manager/PhD Fellow, Uganda. This is a four year post with an initial appointment for one year, renewable upon satisfactory performance. The PhD fellowship will be tenured at Makerere University. The successful candidate will be expected to design a PhD research Project, submit and obtain registration in the University by end of Year One.

Financing Terms

  • The trainee will receive USD 1500 Monthly
  • Tuition and scientific supervision will be provided by Makerere University together with training in research methods and dissemination skills.

Selection procedure and criteria:

  1. Applicants should possess MBCHB and a Masters degree in medicine, Public Health, Epidemiology or another relevant discipline.
  2. A personal statement demonstrating commitment to a career in research and academia.
  3. Willingness to fully commit time and effort to their Ph.D.
  4. Knowledge and skills relevant to the PhD topic (see project description).
  5. Candidate should not hold other fellowships and should not be holding a Ph.D.
  6. Personal motivation of the candidate as demonstrated by his/her personal statement and responses during interview.

Application Procedure:

Application form can be downloaded by clicking on the download button below.

Complete and submit with appropriate support documents to

The supporting documents should include the following:

  • CV (maximum 2 pages) and a publication list
  • Names and contact information for two referees.
  • A synopsis focusing on the PhD call, describing shortly what is already known and key challenges and including some key references (Max. 1000 words excluding references)
  • A personal statement on commitment to a career in research and academia (Max. 500 words)
  • A brief career development plan (Max. 500 words)
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. The applicant needs to attach a certified translation of their diploma and transcript of grades to English if the original is not in this language.
  • Any selection is conditional on the candidate being accepted for admission into the PhD programme at UiB.

Applications should be submitted not later than 21st January 2022  5:00 PM East African Standard Time.

The successful candidate will be required to start working immediately.

Further particulars can be obtained from Global Health Uganda through email: or call +256-393-516707.

NB: Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Please merge all files into one (1) PDF document.