What’s Happening in the Research Industry? March 22

Epicentre News • 30 March 2022

In this new section, we are going to be sharing news that has been passed around the health industry network! This includes exciting career opportunities’, scholarships, news our partners have brought to our attention, and much more.

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Who’s Hiring in the Health & Research industry?

Act!onAid is looking to hire a new Head of People and Culture

HIVSA is looking to hire a Strategic Information Manager & a Digital Marketing Project Coordinator

The Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation is looking for a Managing Editor, Documentation and Editorial Services as well as a new Development Coordinator

The UCT Clinical Research Centre is looking to fill a pharmacist post for a 3-year contract

The Craft & Design Institute (CDI) is offering a number of vacancies in Cape Town

UNAIDS is seeking a new Deputy Executive Director (DXD) Programmes Branch

Applications are open for Australia Government Scholarships for International Students (fully funded)

Canadian university announces special scholarships for people from Africa

Essential Grant Writing Skills Programme applications are now open

Unique opportunity to attend the 2022-23 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) which is accepting applications

The University of Venda in Limpopo has a number of internship opportunities available

Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health

Interesting Opportunities

What’s the News?

‘Quantum hair’ could resolve Hawking’s black hole paradox, say scientists

Lifehealthcare’s PlayPumps initiative, which uses children playing to pump clean running water to 9 communities

New Malaria Treatment for children has got its first approval

President Biden has committed to a $6 billion U.S. Pledge for the Seventh Replenishment and Offers to Match $1 for Every $2 Contributed by Other Donors. This is a big win for TB, HIV and malaria

South Africa’s Next COVID Study HUTS 2 Is Here

HUTS or the Healthcare UTilisation and Seroprevalence Survey is a study that is returning to find out more about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

We are doing a questionnaire with invited participants and taking a small amount of blood to find out if they have had COVID in the past. Then as a thank-you, they get a R50 voucher!

The study is being conducted by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Genesis Analytics and Epicentre.