The Department of Health (DOH), through its AHEAD (Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions) strategy, aims to inform the health sector’s global and national administrative and legislative policy agenda, create an equitable and enabling environment for health policy and systems researchers all over the country, and ensure the progressive realization of the envisioned research system.

With the continued commitment of DOH in training the next generation for health sector leaders, researchers, policy analysts, and program managers, they have partnered with the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research Development (DOST-PCHRD) in order to implement the DOH Research Fellowship Program.

 Objectives:

  1. Train young professionals in conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and communicating health research of national and global policy significance
  2. Produce and use research evidence to influence national policy-making and legislation, and program development, and implementation
  3. Establish a cadre of young professionals with emerging expertise in the field of health systems research, policy, and data analysis, research communication, and research management

 Scope of Work:

  1. Identify research gaps in health policy and systems
  2. Develop and design a health policy and systems research addressing identified research gaps/ health policy and systems issues
  3. Collect and analyze data using a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques
  4. Systematically search, appraise and synthesize research evidence
  5. Communicate evidence to influence policy-making and legislation through the development of policy briefs, policy notes and other knowledge products as appropriate
  6. Apply research evidence in day-to-day practice to improve health policy and systems
  7. Participate in research capacity building activities organized by DOH
  8. Comply with DOH standards and protocols

 Deliverables:

  1. Publishable collaborative research article
  2. Collaborative health policy analysis
  3. Research brief/s
  4. Technical review or critical appraisal of a proposed or completed research work
  5. Technical reports (such as position papers, policy notes, technical presentations, meeting reports, aide memoires, terms of reference and the like)
  6. Attendance to at least 80% of capacity building activities
  7. Timely submission of monthly accomplishment report approved by the DOH management
  8. Other policy and research related technical tasks as may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Preferably Doctor of Medicine; fields of study must be on policy and research development, public health, or any area in medical sciences
  2. Fluency in the English and Filipino languages; mastery in research and analytical writing
  3. At least 1-2 years relevant work experience, previous work experience in DOH is a plus factor
  4. Skills in planning, organizing and managing
  5. Knowledge and experience in research management
  6. Proficient computer skills, particularly for technical report-writing and presentation preparation

 Duration:

Two years, non-renewable

 Compensation:

Commensurate with qualifications

 Expression of Interest:

Qualified applicants may file their application together with the following documents at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

 1. Cover letter addressed to:

KENNETH G. RONQUILLO, MD, MPHM, CESO III

Director IV

Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau

Department of Health

 
2. Curriculum Vitae

Deadline of submission is on or before August 14, 2018.

For queries, contact Ms. Juanita R. Valeza at (02) 651-7800 local 1326/1328 or Ms. Ian Hannah C. Gozun at (02) 837-7537 local 403/404.




“With only few countries which have established global health research communities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in health in the ASEAN region, there is a need for research, education, and professional institutions in ASEAN countries to network and collaborate towards building training and research capacities in DRR and CCA,” stressed Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD during a two-day workshop on strengthening health research in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on 19-20 July 2018 at Hotel Jen, Pasay City.

Organized by the DOST-PCHRD, in partnership with the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service and Alliance for Improving Health Outcomes (AIHO), the workshop brought together significant people from both the academe and field experts of disaster risk management and climate adaptation to conceptualize a network that would serve as an overseeing body to various disaster risk initiatives in health research within the ASEAN region.

 Highlight of the first day was the panel discussion which tackled the advantages and challenges in establishing an educational research network.  Synergy of experience and expertise was mentioned as one of the advantages in having a network . However, initiative, team formation and engagement are critical areas in the creation of the network. The issue on how to make the network sustainable even with diversity of culture and background was also pointed out.  Assistant Professor Carlos Primero Gundran of the University of the Philippines Manila, Dr. Ronald Law of the Department of Health, Dr. Myo Nyein Aung of the Chunlalongkorn University, and Dr. Pauline Grys from Heidelberg University .

On the second day, workshop participants were grouped to gather insights on the needs, concrete benefits, disadvantages, purpose, and sustainability in establishing a research resiliency network in the country.The output of the workshop is an initial document that would serve as the backbone in the establishment of the DRRM-H and CCA Resiliency Network.

 PCHRD and AIHO showed their commitment  to support the formation and cause of the network. As PCHRD Research Information Communication, Utilization Division (RICUD) Chief Ms. Merlita Opeña puts it, “The Council is very committed to the creation of the network for DRRM-H and CCA because this will facilitate research studies and research results that will deliver outcomes for the benefit of the ASEAN.”


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Written by Catherine Joy C. Dimailig
Created: 31 July 2018

The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) will open a few positions for APEC Young Scientist Training (YST) Program at the postdoctoral fellow level in Theoretical Physics and related fields. The YST Program was launched by APCTP in 2015 under the APEC Policy Partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI). The Program is for APEC physicists who are at an early age of their research career and provides the opportunity for post-doctoral researchers from APEC member economies to work at the APCTP for a period of up to two (2) years. The APCTP offers APEC YST fellows an ideal environment for research and potential collaborations with in-house senior academics, faculty and visiting scholars from Korea and abroad.

Funding is initially available for one (1) year, renewable for second year depending on the research performance and availability of resources for the program. An annual salary, including severance pay is within the range of KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on the research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, some research expenses and part of relocation cost, KRW 3,000,000/ year will also be provided. The starting date is expected to be on 01 November 2018.

Suitable applicants are required to submit their application packet consisting of: (1) CV; (2) publication list; (3) short description of applicant’s research accomplishments and future plans; (4) at least (2) recommendation letters from referees directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after receiving notification of endorsement to APCTP as the International Technology Cooperation (ITCU-DOST) will have to evaluate all applications.

Please submit to ITCU-DOST all the required documents for application not later than 03 August 2018 for evaluation and onward endorsement to APCTP.

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN Member States through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Phase 2: 2016 – 2022).

The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to train trainees in the programme to be effective thinkers and leaders in their field of expertise, to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programmes leading to Master’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology.

The ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. Three decades after ASEAN was established, the ASEAN Leaders recognised that there remained inadequate shared prosperity, ASEAN awareness, and contact among the people of ASEAN. It was of this concern that the ASEAN Leaders established the ASEAN Foundation during the ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 15 December 1997. The ASEAN Foundation exists because of one vision: to build a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community. As an ASEAN’s body, the ASEAN Foundation is tasked to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction, and development of the people of ASEAN.

This year, eight (8) scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who are interested to pursue a Master Degree at the CGI. Selection of successful applicants will be based on merit.

Eligibility

Scholarships are open to bonafide ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who meet the following qualifications:

 Under 30 years of age

 Hold a Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in one of the following fields:

  • Sciences: Chemistry, Biological, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences: Medicine, Medical Technology
  • Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applicants from other related fields are also welcome to apply.

 Have experience in scientific laboratory research

 Must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognised tests of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)

 Must provide a statement of purpose explaining their interests in the study

Field of Study

 Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health

 Environmental Toxicology

 Chemical Biology

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship will cover tuition and other academic fees (credit fee, laboratory expenses, refresher course, enrollment fee, thesis fee, production of thesis documents), round trip airfare, visa fee, first settlement allowance, relocation allowance, accommodation, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance, among others.

Award Period

The scholarship award will cover six (6) weeks refresher courses and follow by a period of two (2) years Master’s Degree study, subject to an annual review of the scholar’s satisfactory progress.

Note: Refresher courses will tentatively commence in May 2019 while the academic programme will commence in August 2019.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – the ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme’s application form and submit together with other supporting documents through the following channel:

(1) Send via e-mail the scanned file of the application form and all the supporting document to:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI Scholarship Programme)

54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Talat Bang Khen, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND

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(2) After step (1) is completed, send all the original documents via postal services to the address as stated in (1).

Note: No consideration will be given to application with incomplete of supporting documents.

Supporting Document

Following documents must be submitted together with application form:

1) Full Academic Transcript

2) Three Recommendation Letters

3) Statement of Purpose explaining interest of study

4) Medical History Report

5) Other supporting documents to facilitate application screening

Application Period

Applications for the CGI-AF Scholarship Programme is due on 31 November 2018.

Notification of the Award

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by the CGI around February 2019.

Application Form

Please find the enclosed CGI-AF scholarship application form and medical history report.

For more information, please contact

Name:

Address:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute

54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Talat Bang Khen, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND

E-mail:

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Website:

www.cgi.ac.th

Phone:

(66 2) 554-1900 ext. 2155, 2130

Fax.:

(66 2) 554-1990, 554-1992

 

 

Name:

ASEAN Foundation

Address:

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 2 Menteng, Jakarta 10350, INDONESIA

E-mail:

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Website:

www.aseanfoundation.org

Phone:

(62 21) 3192-4828, 3192- 4833

Fax.:

(62 21) 3192-6078


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Written by Jessica Marie R. Suerte
Created: 25 July 2018

 

In its aim to recognize outstanding scientific contributions and achievements made by researchers, inventors, and innovators from all over the world, the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) is inviting researchers to apply for the 32nd Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) in Tehran, Iran on February 2019.

The following fields of science and technology are included for the award:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
  • Basic Sciences
  • Biotechnology and Basic Medical Sciences
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Chemical Technology
  • Engineering (all fields)
  • Green Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Materials, Metallurgy
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Industry and Technology Management

Interested applicants may submit their application at www.khwarizmi.ir

Deadline of application: 20 November 2018.

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