Call for applications: Fully funded Postdoctoral positions under the NIHR-Global Health Research Centre for Multiple Long-Term Conditions

May 24, 2024

Last date of application: 15th June 2024

Institution: HRIDAY, New Delhi

Duration: Two years

Overview: The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has recently awarded the Public Health Foundation of India and the University of Leicester, UK to establish a Global Health Research Centre for Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTCs). HRIDAY is one of the co-applicant institutions that will be leading the work on community engagement and involvement component of the overall grant. MLTCs are commonly defined as the co-existence of two or more long term conditions, each of which is a long-term physical (e.g., diabetes), mental (e.g., depression) or an infectious disease (Hepatitis C). According to recent community surveys from India, the prevalence of MLTCs ranges from 9.4% to 65%. Age, female gender, lower socio-economic status, and physical activity are the main risk factors for MLTCs.

Despite its growing burden, MLTCs have received minimal recognition from healthcare providers and policymakers. Health systems are still focused on individual disease management rather than having an integrated care model, resulting in the delivery of fragmented and inefficient care. The Centre aims to address some of these issues via co-designing, implementing, and evaluating a patient-centered health system intervention comprising a decision support system, assisted telemedicine and patient facing mobile application.

The fully funded two-year postdoctoral positions will be embedded within the Centre. The postdoctoral candidates will work with the Centre investigators to conduct research. This may include (but is not limited to) formative research to develop the intervention, health system assessments, designing and implementing interventions to promote a culture of creativity and innovation to improve access to high quality community engagement and involvement (CEI) resources, to promote integration of meaningful CEI in research commissioning and research life cycle and, participatory action research etc.


PhD (from a Recognized Indian or Foreign Institution) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health system research, behavioral science, health economics or related disciplines or MD in Public Health/ Community Medicine/ Clinical subjects with interest and commitment to building a research career in public health.

Skills and competencies

  • Highly motivated with an eye for detail.
  • Strong technical skills with a breadth of knowledge and some in-depth understanding of research area to be explored.
  • Proficient (or willingness to build skill) in using software for quantitative (Stata or R), qualitative (Nvivo) or mixed method analysis.
  • Track record of high-quality research (e.g., at least 2 publications in peer-reviewed journals).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and one local language where the work will be done.
  • Willingness and ability to work in teams and individually.

How to apply

Please email the following documents as one single PDF to info@hriday-shan.org  with a copy to monika@hriday-shan.org before June 15, 2024.

     1. Curriculum vitae or bio sketch

     2. Research Protocol (Max 2-pages)

     3. Two publications (if available where the candidate is the first author)

     4. Name, address, and email ID of two references

PhD in relevant area
Work Level
Employment Type
Fellowship / PhD/ Post Doc
Fully funded
Sustainable health