Research Faculty

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

University of Global Health Equity is a health sciences university in Rwanda. An initiative of Partners In Health, UGHE is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institution

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Job Title: Research Faculty
Reports to: To be determined
Location: Kigali

Position Overview
The UGHE Junior Fellows programme is designed to build the capacity of promising young Rwandan physician-scientist-educators. The successful candidate will receive a one-year research training Fellowship at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Training will include:

  • Learning how to design and conduct a study including: recruitment; retention; data collection; data analysis; writing abstracts and papers; and making relevant oral and poster presentations;
  • Learning about institutional research board approvals, and training in human participants’ protections;
  • Learning to master Research Electronic Data Capture;
  • Tuition subsidy for enrollment in up to two courses such as statistics and epidemiology per semester at FAES, the NIH graduate school;
  • Protected time to attend NIH trainings on writing research papers, writing grants, and other research activities;
  • Time for attendance at NIH clinical case conferences or other NIH conferences; and
  • Support for travel to presentations at national (USA) and international conferences as appropriate. Pending successful performance and completion of training at NIDDK, the Fellow will return to continue research activities for a mandatory period of no less than 3 years. Responsibilities
  • Work with research supervisor(s) to design Rwanda-based research projects in areas of identified health priorities and need;
  • Work with research supervisor(s) to design and implement clinical and non-clinical research projects;
  • Conduct field or laboratory-based research, analyze data, and interpret results;
  • Write and submit funding proposals and institutional research board proposals;
  • Attend all relevant trainings at NIDDK to develop research capacity and skills;
  • Disseminate research findings through publications and presentation in conferences and seminars to contribute to scientific knowledge;
  • Participate in the development and delivery of training programs including teaching medical students;
  • Mentor UGHE students on research projects and advise them on study skills to ensure their projects are relevant and up to the UGHE’s standards.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or an equivalent degree (MD) earned in less than 5 years from graduation and recognized in Rwanda.
  • Proven interest in scientific and clinical research, preferably with demonstrated experience in research;
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and Google suite;
  • Solid foundation in medicine, epidemiology, and noncommunicable diseases;
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Exceptional creativity, ethical standards, and motivation;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and quality; and
  • Track record of academic excellence.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply using the "Apply" button below not later than 27th March 2023.

Organizational Profile: The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system. UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade. Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity.

The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team. Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment: At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy. UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures

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