A Multi-Disciplinary Research Collaboration


A Multi-Disciplinary Research Collaboration

Makerere University

Global Health Uganda

Indiana University School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Makerere University – Indiana University (MU-IU) Training Program

The Makerere University – Indiana University (MU-IU) Research Collaboration recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to offer training to upcoming Ugandan Scientists in various fields and disciplines. The purpose of this research training and development grant is to build research capacity to develop and  strengthen the scientific leadership and expertise needed for research in Uganda and East Africa in general.

Global Health Uganda (GHU) on behalf of the MU-IU Research Collaboration now invites applications for a two (2) year postdoctoral position.

The focus of the position is on Scientific Research paper writing and all research project data will be within our existing studies in Uganda. In particular, the successful candidate will be engaged in working and writing papers from our research of observational and interventional studies that focus on central nervous system infections, malaria, sickle cell anaemia, high dependancy care, child health and development, neuro-cognitive functioning, epilepsy and the biomarkers in these areas. In addition, she/ he will also be enganged in writing grants for funding. Thus, the successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigators (PIs) on both the completed and ongoing projects to:

All applicants must show a commitment to pursuing an academic and/or research career within East Africa.

The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend and medical insurance.


Applicants should have completed their doctoral studies in the last three years. They should hold an MBChB and a master’s degree in a health-related field.

All applicants should not be above 45 years of age at the time of applying and must be Ugandan.

Application Process:

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

Applications must be emailed to and should consist of the the following:

The closing date for receipt of applications is November 15th ,2020 by 5pm EAT.

The successful  candidate will be expected to take up the position from 1st January 2021. Further particulars can be obtained from Global Health Uganda through email:, or call +256-393516707.

NB: Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.