(Post-)Doctoral opportunities Centre for Health Policy

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Centre for Health Policy


Johannesburg , South Africa

The Centre for Health Policy is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow for a 2 year position, to work within the SARChI programme, and 2 or 3 doctoral fellows wishing to do a PhD in health systems and policy research.


The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is situated within the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. CHP is committed to building capacity in health policy and systems research, offering a nurturing, supportive environment that emphasizes mentorship and skills-development for people passionate about a career in the field. We offer a dynamic environment in which to conduct cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary health systems and policy research; to engage in national & international policy debates; to participate in international consortia, as well as publish. CHP’s current  research  focuses  on  health  systems, human  resources,  health  care  financing, access to health care, behavioural economics within the health sector, implementation research, as well as systematic and rapid reviews for decision-making. In addition, our work includes policy engagement and postgraduate teaching. We have an established national and international reputation, and our success is built on innovation and diversity.  We are seeking outstanding individuals to join our existing and growing team.


The successful candidates will be highly motivated, with a strong interest in health equity and social justice, and passionate about research. The post-doctoral candidates will preferably have a good understanding of the financial, human resource and governance dimensions of health systems. S/he must be able to demonstrate innovative thinking with respect to methods and approaches. Applicants will have a relevant doctoral degree (e.g. public health, sociology, political science, development studies) and possess knowledge of public health, health systems or health policy. The doctoral candidates will have a relevant masters degree (e.g. public health, sociology, economics, political science, development studies).   All candidates are expected to have excellent writing and conceptual skills, and be able to work well in a multi-disciplinary team. We welcome applications from international candidates but we particularly invite them from qualified South African scholars.


Applications to: Segomotsi Makhutle

To apply, all of the following should be submitted:

  • a covering letter identifying why you are interested in the position / fellowship
  • a detailed CV, including contact details
  • names and contact details of 3 referees
  • certified copies of degrees/diplomas
  • a short piece of recent written work, or publication, on which you are the first author.


Please note appointments will only be made if there are suitable candidates.






Contact personJane Goudge