Fellowships & Recruitment


30 Nov 2022


Closing date for applications: 15 December 2022


The Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI), a not-for-profit research and training institution building health research capacity in Zimbabwe and the SADC region, is inviting applications for a Post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  

The fellowship on offer seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Fellow to be trained and carry out research that looks at the synergistic relationship between HIV/AIDS/TB/Other opportunistic infections and climate change and health. The fellowship will provide multi-disciplinary training to the recipient to conduct high-quality, innovative, and locally relevant community-based research on climate change and HIV using critical skills in genomics, bioinformatics, implementation science and data science to analyse mitigation, adaptive, behavioural and biological interventions for HIV programming.


Applicants must be:

  • Zimbabwean nationals or permanent residents
  • Affiliated to a Local institute of higher learning or reputable research institute


Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in any of the following or related disciplines: Biological Sciences, (Genomics/Bioinformatics/Virology/Biostatistics/Ecology), Environmental Health Sciences, Geography or Social sciences
  • More than two publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Responsibilities and The applicant is expected to:

Develop research proposals for local and international funding focussing on climate change and health

Collaborate with other scientists to conduct community-based HIV research projects focussing on climate change and health

Present/Publish the results in scientific conferences/journals

Facilitate short courses on key research topics and train stakeholders in the One Health consortium

Mentor students within their field of expertise

Champion climate change and health issues at national forums

Engage the relevant ministries and contribute to a technical working group on climate change and health


To apply, please email your CV, two representative publications, completed application form and contact details for three references to: d43fellowships@gmail.com or sbuzuzi@gmail.com or mildredpepukai@gmail.com

Incomplete Application forms without the required support documents will not be considered.