UCL Grand Challenges


Africa Health Research Institute offers fully funded PhD studentship in HIV research

7 September 2017

The Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa, a UCL supported research institute, is recruiting for a fully funded PhD studentship in HIV research.

The post is a fully funded UK PhD studentship which covers fees, stipend and all fieldwork costs that would be incurred in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The PhD research involves developing and conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of network delivered HIV self-test in linking adolescents and young people to HIV care and prevention.

The post is available immediately and is based on the Somkhele site of AHRI. The research is embedded within the STAR consortium. The post-holder will be based in South Africa for the duration of the study and will be supervised by Dr Maryam Shahmanesh (AHRI/UCL), Dr Kathy Baisely and Professor Janet Seeley (AHRI/LSHTM).

The studentship is suitable for anyone with an interest in HIV and we will consider applications from a range of disciplines including clinical researchers, epidemiologists, social scientists and clinical trial-ists. Experience of living and working in Southern Africa is desirable.

Applications from South Africans are encouraged.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Dr Maryam Shamanesh.