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Global Neurology Program Coordinator

We are seeking an independent, mature individual to join our Global Neurology program, which is engaged in clinical care, medical education, and research in sub-Saharan Africa. In partnership with African non-governmental organizations and institutes of higher education, we seek to decrease the morbidity and mortality of common neurologic disorders in the region. Key activities include capacity building endeavors and discovery aimed at elucidating contributors to neurologic disease and neuro-disability. Research activities encompass a range of conditions and span investigations into the clinicopathological underpinnings of disease through to studies of health sector performance and challenges.


Successful applicants will relish learning new skills, demonstrate a high degree of cultural competency, and have the ability to be a team leader, a team player, or autonomous actor, as needed.

Position responsibilities include:

  • General administrative support for ongoing epidemiological studies, clinical trials and collaborative US-Zambia post graduate training programs
  • Assistance with grant application development and submission
  • Supervised protocol development and subsequent leadership roles in staff training for implementation
  • Assistance with assuring compliance related to both US and African regulatory requirements
  • Scientific writing and/or analyses for publication online and in peer-review journals

Position benefits include:

  • Field experience working in the health sector in sub-Saharan African within the context of a well-established, multifaceted program
  • Working closely with US leaders in global health and top African academics
  • Learning how to partner effectively to develop and execute relevant, high-priority research studies in lower and lower-middle income, tropical settings
  • Gaining familiarity with the key stakeholders and actors in the global health arena
  • An opportunity to become a published author in leading peer-reviewed journals
Bachelor’s degree required. Two year commitment preferred. Start in August 2018 preferred. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.