Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity: MADIVA Research Hub

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

The Multimorbidity in Africa: Digital Innovation, Visualisation and Application (MADIVA) research hub- funded by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s)new Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) program—addresses the complex interplay, individual and public health challenges, and rising prevalence of multimorbidity in Africa through data science.

The objective for fellows is to undertake research during the tenure of the award. The projects should not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidates’ doctoral research project. In addition: the selected candidates are expected to have a team spirit and participate in the scientific activities of MADIVA.

Eligibility criteria:
PhD degree (preferably less than three years ago) in data sciences or equivalent in related disciplines. Data Science in a very broad sense. We are looking for candidates with experience including, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas:
-Numerical Optimization/Numerical Linear Algebra
-Approximation Theory/Functional Analysis
-High-dimensional (Computational) Statistics
-Bayesian Statistics and Probability
-Signal Processing/Applied Harmonic Analysis
-Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
-Natural Language Processing
-Parallel Computing and Programming
-Graph Theory and Complex Networks
-Be current or prospective teaching or research staff at an international university or research institution
-Be preferably nationals of an African country.

Duration of fellowship:

The awards are tenable for a period of one year.

Fellowship package:

The fellowship covers the following:
-Total salary: USD $ 25,000
-Travel and other research-related costs: US$ 5,000

Application process:

Fill out the online application form , then submit the following documents to: copied to:;, with the subject title, “MADIVA: Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship”:
a) Cover Letter(not more than 500 words) detailing motivation for applying for the fellowship and how it fits with your overall career goals,
b) Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications
c) Research proposal (maximum 5 pages) including detailed time and work plan
d) Two recommendation letters by academic referees.
e) Certified copies of PhD and Master’s certificate and transcripts,
f) Copy of passport (personal details page) or National Identification (I.D) card, and
g) Electronic clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm, jpg, png, tiff)

**All documents to be submitted as one running PDF document

Application deadline

The application letter and supporting documents must be submitted via email addresses provided and addressed to The Postdoctoral Selection Committee, MADIVA on or before June 30, 2022 at 1700 hrs (EAT), 1600 (SAST). Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.