Call for Applications: SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships 2022

Its unique research fellowship (IRF) programme provides an effective tool for developing peacebuilding research across Africa.

Fellow Hips has developed knowledge in the field which affects peacebuilding scholars, policies and practices across the United Nations and in other regions.

To help with the execution of the cross-consortium research initiatives, the SickleInAfrica Consortium is accepting applications from qualified people for a three-year SickleInAfrica Research Fellowship position.

We want to improve each of the six SPARCo sites by adding a driven researcher who can help carry out cross-consortium research projects there.

We are confident that the managerial and research skills required for this position will create a stimulating and fulfilling environment for junior researchers eager to improve their careers and make contributions to the area of sickle cell disease.

SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships

  • Type:Fellowship
  • Organisation:Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC)
  • Course to study:Not specified
  • Gender:Men and Women
  • Application Deadline:July 22, 2022

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PIs in conducting cross-consortium and site specific research projects
  • Write research reports as required
  • Attend consortium research meetings, both in-person and online.
  • Be part of research site visits to other sites as per need
  • Contribute to scientific manuscripts together with the research team.
  • Present research outputs as requested by the research Principal Investigator.

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Aim and Benefits of SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships

The research fellows will be financially supported by SADaCC which is based in the Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pathology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is thus governed by UCT policies.


To be negotiated.


  • Opportunity to work with a vibrant international team of experts on SCD
  • Opportunity to network and receive mentorship
  • Opportunity for hands-on training in research implementation, manuscript and grants writing
  • Authorship in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Requirements for SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships Qualification

Minimum Qualification:

  • MBBS, Masters degree or Honours degree in the Biomedical Sciences or Epidemiology.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse team of researchers
  • Excellent technical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Project/Research management skills
  • Publication(s) in a peer-reviewed journal(s) will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills

  • Keen interest in epidemiology: implementation research and cohort studies
  • Knowledgeable about Sickle Cell Disease and keen to learn
  • Research methodology knowledge and skills
  • Program evaluation knowledge and skills (if interested in Implementation Studies)

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  • Be available to start by 01 September, 2022
  • Be available to work full-time for the duration of 3-years
  • Be based in the country they will be working from. This includes: Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe/Zambia or South Africa

How can I apply for SickleInAfrica Research Fellowships?

Interested and qualified? Go to Sickle Africa Data Coordinating Center (SADaCC) on to apply

Please complete an application form via the link Application Form

Submit by 22 July 2022, 11.59pm CAT.

  1. You should upload a single pdf containing a 2-paged CV, copies of academic certificates and transcripts
  2. Upload a 1 page motivation letter from your last academic mentor/supervisor or your current employer.

*Please note the Fellowships are awarded per year and renewal is subject to satisfactory performance. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by 03 August 2022.

For more information about the project and this Fellowship Opportunity please contact¬†[email protected]¬†and we will send your query to the most appropriate person