Call for Researchers for a Research on Population Health in Northwest States of Nigeria by Iconic University 

The Directorate of Research and Development (DRD) at Iconic Open University, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, is pleased to announce a compelling research opportunity for qualified researchers. We seek passionate individuals to join our team in a groundbreaking project focused on population health within Nigeria’s Northwest states.

 *About the Project* 

The DRD at Iconic University is committed to fostering innovative and impactful research with a focus on addressing critical societal issues.  Currently, our focus centers on population health, specifically understanding the health needs and challenges faced by residents in Nigeria’s Northwest region.  This research project aims to generate evidence-based solutions and improve health outcomes for these populations.  As a researcher within the DRD, you will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful work in a dynamic and collaborative environment.  

 *Candidate Qualifications* 

* Hold a minimum M.Sc. (or equivalent) in a relevant field such as public health, health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics and informatics, demography and social statistics, or a closely related discipline.

* Possess demonstrable research experience with proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

* Exhibit strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.

* Have experience designing and conducting research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and authoring research reports. 

* Familiarity with the health landscape and challenges of Nigeria’s Northwest states is advantageous but not mandatory.

 *Key Responsibilities* 

* Design and implement research studies addressing specific questions related to population health in the Northwest states of Nigeria.

* Utilize appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze data.

* Author research reports and present findings to the DRD team.

* Actively participate in academic conferences and disseminate research findings through publications.

 *Application Process* 

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents through the designated online application form.

1. A cover letter outlining your motivation, qualifications, and relevant experience for this research project.

2. A current curriculum vitae (CV) including contact information and professional references.

3. A concise research proposal (maximum 5 pages) detailing your research question, methodology, and the potential impact of the study on Northwest Nigeria’s population health.

4. Copies of all relevant academic qualifications and certificates.

 *Selection Process* 

The DRD team will conduct a thorough review of all applications. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview (in person or via video conference).  The final selection will be based on a combination of the candidate’s qualifications, research proposal, and interview performance.

 *Project Timeline* 

The successful candidates are expected to commence the research project in Fall 2024, with a projected completion timeframe of 12-18 months.

 *For Inquiries* 

Please direct any inquiries to

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming the selected researchers to our vibrant research community at Iconic Open University.  Join us in shaping the future of population health in Northwest Nigeria through cutting-edge research, and contribute to positive societal impact.

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