Application deadline 15TH April 2017


SPICES Project: SPICES is an acronym that stands for Scaling-up Packages of Interventions for Cardiovascular disease prevention in selected sites in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is an implementation science project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon2020 research and innovation action. The project aim is to implement and evaluate a comprehensive cardiovascular disease prevention program in five settings: a rural & semi-urban community in a low-income country (Uganda), middle income (South Africa) and vulnerable groups in three high-income countries (Belgium, France and United Kingdom). The SPICES Consortium comprise of 6 Universities: University of Antwerp in Belgium (Coordinator), Makerere University in Uganda, University of Manchester and the Nottingham Trent University in the UK, Brest University in France and University of Limpopo in South Africa.


PhD opportunity: The SPICES project at Makerere University School of Public Health is seeking a suitably qualified, competent and motivated candidate for a doctoral position to join the study team. The aim of the PhD position is to enhance research training in the growing field of non-communicable diseases prevention and healthy life style promotion focusing on cardiovascular disease.  The PhD student will have the opportunity to contribute to the overall aim of the project. Reciprocally, the student will develop a career path in the growing field of cardiovascular disease prevention and health promotion. The student will be supported with a monthly stipend, tuition at Makerere University, and research costs will be supported.


Pre-requisite: The scholarship is open to candidates with a minimum of a master’s degree in medicine, social science, Environmental Health, Public Health, or any health-related degree.


Application package:

1.       A comprehensive curriculum vitae including relevant research and work experience

2.       Letter of motivation

3.       Copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates

4.       A concept note, 2-3 pages on improving access to CVD prevention, care and management services.

5.       Reference letter (2).

6.       Publication in a peer review journal would be an added advantage


Preference for this PhD opportunity will be given to a candidate who is more likely to demonstrate ability to contribute to the overall project aim.


Submission: Complete application package should be submitted to the Office of the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, P. O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.  The application deadline is 15th April 2017


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