MDS Fellowship - MDS Project

Job Details

Post: MDS Fellowship

Qualification: Postgraduate MD / MS or Junior Doctor (MBBS)

No. of Vacancies: One

Language: English, Hindi and Kannada

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Experience: 1 year

Application Due Date: 11th January, 2018

Salary: Based on Experience

Brief Description about the Project:

The aim of the Million Death Study (MDS) Fellowship is to strengthen scientific research capacity among St. John’s faculty in public health in areas relevant to India. The Fellowship provides support for junior researchers to gain research experience using the vast amount of data available within the Million Death Study and to encourage our junior faculty in careers in public health.

The Million Death Study (MDS) is one of the largest studies of premature mortality in the world. The MDS is an ongoing study that is conducted in India, where the majority of deaths occur at home and without medical attention. In collaboration with the Registrar General of India, the MDS monitored nearly 14 million people in 2.4 million nationally representative households in India between 2001 and 2014. Any deaths that occurred in these households during this period will be assigned a probable cause, as determined by a method called verbal autopsy.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop research objectives and proposals
  • Develop data collection tools, validate tools and implement
  • Quality assurance on data collection & analyze the data
  • Make the final reports and manuscripts
  • Write or contribute to publications
  • Make presentations at appropriate events

Key Skills:

  • Proposal writing
  • Data analysis
  • Manuscript writing

Specific Activities:

Categories of Proposal:

  • Cardiovascular mortality
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • Stroke and neurovascular mortality
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Proportional mortality
  • Cancer mortality
  • Tuberculosis mortality
  • Infectious diseases and mortality
  • Vaccine-preventable conditions and mortality
  • Maternal mortality
  • Child mortality

To Apply: E-mail cover letter, CV and the names & contact details of referees to and cc to

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