Senior Research Associate – Policy
Organization: Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC)
Apply By: 29 Feb 2020
Location: New Delhi(Delhi)
Position Vacant: Senior Research Associate – Policy
Number of Position: One
Project (Location): Delhi/NCR
Duration: 1 Year, extendable to 3 years
Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) is a registered not-for-profit research organization of health professionals and social scientists engaged in knowledge generation and knowledge translation for the prevention and control of non-communicable (chronic) diseases in varied settings of the developing countries. CCDC holds recognition as a research organization from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and a Centre of Excellence in Clinical Research, recognized by Clinical Development Service Agency, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.CCDC is also a WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Capacity Building and Translational Research in Cardio-Metabolic Diseases in South East Asia Region
Food systems, from farm production to the food environments influencing consumer choice, arechanging rapidly around the world. Current food systems face important challenges in providingnutritious and environmentally sustainable food for all. The complex nature of these systems means that solutions are not always simple or obvious, and range from those focused on agricultural production through to influencing consumer demand. The Sustainable and Healthy Food Systems (SHEFS) programme funded by Wellcome Trust, is an innovative programme of research that seeks to connect environment, food system and health research. It aims to map and quantify interactions in the food systems through global and regional analysis as well as case studies in India and South Africa, and provide policy makers with novel and interdisciplinary research evidence for action. This large multi-disciplinary research programme includes components on primary data collection, secondary data analyses, policy analyses and scenario modelling. The project will provide an excellent opportunity for those looking for post-doctoral experience with the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers in India and UK, for building an independent and exciting career in this intersecting area of public health research.
Job Responsibilities :
- To undertake research using ecological models to understand the impacts of environmental change on agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem, food consumption and health.
- Using secondary data from India, conduct analyses of the trends and patterns in
- use of fertilizers, pesticides etc. and its impact on local and national food supply chains.
- Design questionnaires to assess the local food environment and supply chain, agricultural and land use patterns, water resources use, and coordinate the data collection, monitoring and analysis.
- Conduct impact evaluations of food system, agricultural policies, environmental policies, and climate events in India, including devising appropriate methodological approaches.
- To lead drafting of manuscripts and contribute to drafting major grant proposals and/or leading on drafting small grant proposals.
- Help prepare reports and policy briefs arising from SHEFS research.
- Participate in policy or public engagement activities relating to SHEFS as necessary.
- Liaise with study partners in UK and South Africa and with study implementation team in Visakhapatnam and Sonipat.
- Mentor early career researchers.
- Any other task assigned by the supervisor.
- PhD in Public Health Policy/Public Policy
Experience:3 years of experience in policy review and analysis.
Salary range-: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and present CTC
Please send detailed CV along with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org the title “Senior Research Associate – Policy” in the subject line. Last date for sending your application is 29th February2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview
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