Field Research Assistant(Walk In Interview)

A walk in interview for selection of suitable candidates for short term engagement (three months) contractual post of Field Research Assistant under the “Center for Study of Complex Malaria in India” will be held on 21-August-2020 from 11 am till 1 pm at Nartiang PHC.

Project brief:

Understanding malaria in Meghalaya – Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India

The CSCMI is doing epidemiological, genomics, entomological and behavioral sciences studies in Meghalaya to understand prevalence including asymptomatic carrier status. The goal is to generate evidence that will assist in the design of effective measures to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria in Meghalaya. The study is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI) funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research is led by New York University in collaboration with the National Lutheran Health & Medical Board (NLHMB), the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong (a regional public health institution), National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH) and other partners.

Position: Field Research Assistant

Location: Meghalaya

Duration: Three months (may be extended based on performance)

Key Deliverables:

Functional requirements

  • Carry out community/clinic surveys, collect and process blood samples
  • Will be responsible for maintaining safety and quality standards for samples collected and for all equipment used
  • Responsible for proper labelling, storage and maintenance of the blood samples collected
  • Responsible for transport of samples from the PHC clinic to the Institute
  • To have close coordination with the field team and lab members at the Institute
  • Involvement in field work as and when necessary
  • Other: Any other project or institution related activities may be assigned from time to time by the principal investigator or immediate supervisor.

Operational requirements

  • Preparation of blood smear, blood spot and venous blood collection, and haemoglobin measurement
  • Perform rapid malaria detection using rapid detection test(s)
  • Perform anthropometric measurements
  • Processing of samples at study sites

Data/Documentation:

Maintain detailed log of work and provide weekly reports.

Report Writing/Updates

Provide regular updates to immediate supervisor and assist in report writing if required

Qualifications:

General requirements

Diploma/Bachelors in Medical Laboratory Technology

Language requirements

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language (Khasi/Jaintia/Garo) is an asset.

Experience: Clinical- Field/laboratory experience is an asset.

 

Qualitative Research Assistant

Job Title: Qualitative Research Assistant

Organization: Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong & NLHMB

Location: Meghalaya

Specific location: Shillong, Meghalaya

Deadline: 11-August-2020

Email for receiving applications: iiph.shillong.ner@gmail.com

 

Project Brief

The epidemiology of malaria in Meghalaya

The Centre for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI)

Meghalaya has a significant burden of malaria, but there is a paucity of research and surveillance data. The CSCMI is doing epidemiological, genomics, entomological and behavioral sciences studies in Meghalaya to understand prevalence including asymptomatic carrier status. The goal is to generate evidence that will assist in the design of effective measures to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria in Meghalaya. The study is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI) funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research is led by New York University in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong (a regional public health institution), National Lutheran Health & Medical Board (NLHMB), National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH) and other partners.

Position: Research Assistant

Key Deliverables

Functional

(1Overall inputs on project

(i) Provide inputs to understand the local context relevant to the project

(ii) Co-ordinate with local stakeholders, health workers and village leaders

(iii) Maintain detailed log of field work and provide weekly reports.

(iv) Assist the team in providing deliverables

(2) Data collection:

(i) Conducting interviews with the key informants, and other participants

(ii) Conducting FGD in the community including required preparatory work

(iii) Transcribing and translating data from local language to English.

(iv) Responsible for the quality and reliability of the data collected.

  1. V) Assist in data analysis

(3)  Other conditions:

(i) The above-mentioned activities would require travel and stay in the study sites

(ii) Any other project or institution related activities as may be assigned from time to time by the principal investigator or immediate supervisor.

Liaison Requirement

  • Liaison at the local level to ensure smooth implementation of the program

(2) Liaison with health workers, village/community leaders to ensure quality and timely completion of work.

Operational Requirements:

  1. i) Coordinate regarding travel and accommodation of the team during data collection or for other field activities as and when required
  2. ii) Prepare field plans and budget for data collection

Data/Documentation:

  1. Maintain detailed log of field work and provide weekly reports.
  2. Conduct data collection and upload the data whenever required

Report Writing/Updates

Provide regular updates to immediate supervisor and assist in report writing if required

Qualification

General requirements

Graduate/Post-graduate degree/ Post-graduate diploma in Public Health/ Social Sciences/Anthropology/ Nursing/ Allied Health or other health related disciplines.

Language Requirements

Fluency in Khasi/Jaintia and English is essential.

Knowledge of Garo language is an asset

Additional Skills

Good writing and communication skills are required.

Proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, word, power point is desirable.

Knowledge of a qualitative software like NVivo will be an asset.

 

Experience

One to two years of relevant work experience especially in field data collection is desirable

 Interested candidates can submit their CVs with a cover letter to iiph.shillong.ner@gmail.com

Applications received for this job position/s may be considered for other suitable available positions at CSCMI/IIPHS. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Selection and short-listing of the candidates will solely be done at the discretion of CSCMI/IIPHS; we reserve the right for selection criteria and procedures. Candidate(s) will be free to accept/reject such employment offer as per his/her discretion.

 

Your CV should provide the following details, in a word document, preferably in the following order: 

  1. Full Name
  2. Address and contract details (including email and phone)
  • Educational qualifications – Diploma/degree/s, year and institute qualified from
  1. Language skills (spoken, written skills)
  2. Software skills
  3. Work experience (position/job title, organization, duration) if none please state NIL
  • Research experience
  • Publications if any
  1. Referees (two persons who you have worked or trained under)
  2. Any other relevant information

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Selection and short-listing of the candidates will solely be done at the discretion of CSCMI/IIPH; we reserve the right for selection criteria and procedures.

Research Fellow/Associate/ Social Scientist

Job Title: Research Fellow/Associate/ social scientist

Organization: Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong & NLHMB

Location: Meghalaya

Specific location: Shillong

Closing date of applications: 31-July-2020

Email for receiving applications: iiph.shillong.ner@gmail.com

 

Job Description:

 The Centre for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI)

 The epidemiology of malaria in Meghalaya

The CSCMI is doing epidemiological, genomics, entomological and behavioral sciences studies in Meghalaya to understand prevalence including asymptomatic carrier status. The goal is to generate evidence that will assist in the design of effective measures to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria in Meghalaya. The study is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI) funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research is led by New York University in collaboration with the National Lutheran Health & Medical Board (NLHMB), the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong (a regional public health institution), National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH) and other partners.

Position: Research Fellow/Associate

 

Key Deliverables:

Functional requirements

  1. Overall inputs on project:
  2. Assist the lead investigator(s) in coordinating Qualitative data collection
  3. Provide ongoing support for capacity building of the project personnel in terms of study objectives, ethical aspects, study tool development, data collection, analysis, integration, reporting and formulating micro-plans.
  • Provide inputs to understand the local context relevant to the project. Co-ordinate with local government personnel, health workers and village leaders
  1. Undertake/support qualitative data analysis and prepare timely reports and publications.
  2. Maintain research log of work and provide weekly/biweekly reports as required
  3. Provide periodic updates of progress to the lead investigators and the Government. Assist the PI in providing reports/deliverables to funding agency.
  • Review budgets prepared for field work by field team.
  • Ensure that activities of the project are well coordinated to meet the project timelines.
  1. Any other activities as assigned from time to time by the principal investigator(s).

 

  1. Data collection:
  2. i) Coordinate/supervise field data collection, ensure appropriate consent process.
  3. ii) Undertake periodic field visits to project sites to review project implementation, identify challenges and support the team in charting appropriate solutions.

 

  1. Others: Any other project or institution related activities as assigned from time to time by the principal investigator(s), make presentations at meetings and/or conferences, co-ordinate academic programmes.

 

Note: The above-mentioned activities may require travel and stay in study sites and or collaborating institutions.

 

Liaison Requirement

  1. Liaison with Government at State and District levels as may be required in consultation with PI to ensure smooth implementation of the study
  2. Liaison with health workers, village/community leaders to ensure quality and timely completion of work.

 

Operational Requirements:

  1. i) Supervise/coordinate local arrangements regarding travel and accommodation of the team during data collection or for other field activities as and when required
  2. ii) Supervise field plans and budget for data collection

 

Data/Documentation:

  1. Maintain detailed log of work and provide weekly reports.
  2. Supervise data collection and upload the data whenever required

 

Report Writing/Updates

Provide regular updates to immediate supervisor and write reports and manuscripts for publication

 

Qualification

PhD or Post graduate in Public Health / Medical Anthropology or other equivalent qualifications in a health related discipline with relevant experience.

 

Language Requirements

Fluency in English is essential

Fluency in Khasi/Jaintia or another local language will be an asset

 

Additional Skills

Good writing and communication skills are essential.

Proficiency in relevant computer applications such as Excel, word, power point are essential

Proficiency with qualitative software (N-vivo or equivalent) is desirable

 

Experience

Desirable: Two years of relevant work experience will be an advantage

 

Interested candidates can submit their CVs with a cover letter to iiph.shillong.ner@gmail.com

Applications received for this job position/s may be considered for other suitable available positions at CSCMI/IIPH. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Selection and short-listing of the candidates will solely be done at the discretion of CSCMI/IIPH; we reserve the right for selection criteria and procedures. Candidate(s) will be free to accept/reject such employment offer as per his/her discretion.

 

Your CV should provide the following details, in a word document, preferably in the following order: 

  1. Full Name
  2. Address and contract details (including email and phone)
  • Educational qualifications – Diploma/degree/s, year and institute qualified from
  1. Language skills (spoken, written skills)
  2. Software skills
  3. Work experience (position/job title, organization, duration) if none please state NIL
  • Research experience
  • Publications if any
  1. Referees (two persons who you have worked or trained under)
  2. Any other relevant information

Field Research Assistant

Job Title: Field Research Assistant

Location: Meghalaya

Specific location: Shillong

Closing date of applications: 31-July-2020

Email for receiving applications: iiph.shillong.ner@gmail.com

Project brief:

Understanding malaria in Meghalaya – Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India

The CSCMI is doing epidemiological, genomics, entomological and behavioral sciences studies in Meghalaya to understand prevalence including asymptomatic carrier status. The goal is to generate evidence that will assist in the design of effective measures to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria in Meghalaya. The study is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI) funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research is led by New York University in collaboration with the National Lutheran Health & Medical Board (NLHMB), the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong (a regional public health institution), National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH) and other partners.

Position: Field Research Assistant

Key Deliverables:

Functional requirements

  • Carry out community/clinic surveys, collect and process blood samples
  • Will be responsible for maintaining safety and quality standards for samples collected and for all equipment used
  • Responsible for proper labelling, storage and maintenance of the blood samples collected
  • Responsible for transport of samples from the PHC clinic to the Institute
  • To have close coordination with the field team and lab members at the Institute
  • Involvement in field work as and when necessary
  • Other: Any other project or institution related activities may be assigned from time to time by the principal investigator or immediate supervisor.

Operational requirements

  • Preparation of blood smear, blood spot and venous blood collection, and haemoglobin measurement
  • Perform rapid malaria detection using rapid detection test(s)
  • Perform anthropometric measurements
  • Processing of samples at study sites

Data/Documentation:

Maintain detailed log of work and provide weekly reports.

Report Writing/Updates

Provide regular updates to immediate supervisor and assist in report writing if required

Qualifications:

General requirements

GNM/Bsc Nursing/Diploma/Bachelors in Medical Laboratory Technology

Language requirements

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language (Khasi/Jaintia/Garo) is an asset.

Experience: Clinical- Field/laboratory experience is an asset.

 

Your CV should provide the following details, in a word document, preferably in the following order: 

  • Full Name
  • Address and contract details (including email and phone)
  • Educational qualifications – Diploma/degree/s, year and institute qualified from
  • Language skills (spoken, written skills)
  • Software skills
  • Work experience (position/job title, organization, duration) if none please state NIL
  • Research experience
  • Publications (if any)
  • Referees (two persons who you have worked or trained under)
  • Any other relevant information

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Selection and short-listing of the candidates will solely be done at the discretion of CSCMI/IIPH; we reserve the right for selection criteria and procedures.

Entomology Field Research Assistant

Job Title: Entomology Field Research Assistant

Organization: Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong

Location: Meghalaya

Specific location: Shillong

Closing date of applications: 21-July-2020

Email for receiving applications: iiph.shillong.ner@gmail.com

Job Description: 

Understanding malaria transmission in Meghalaya

The Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India 2.0

This project will carry out entomological and molecular studies in Meghalaya to characterize malaria vectors at two study sites. The goal is to identify which vector species are present (using molecular and morphological methods), whether they are resistant to insecticides and to characterize the spatial and temporal nature of biting behavior. The gathered data will assist in understanding malaria transmission in the presence of a bed-net campaign and help to inform future strategies to improve malaria control in Meghalaya. The study is part of the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI), a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project operated by primary research institute New York University in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Public Health, Shillong, University of Manchester, UK and the National Lutheran Health & Medical Board, India.

Position: Entomology Field Research Assistant

Key Deliverables:

Functional requirements

  • Carry out collection and identification of mosquitoes from field sites in Meghalaya on a regular basis (ii) Co-ordinate with the project epidemiology team, health workers and village leaders (iii) responsible for field safety and quality standards at field-sites, laboratory and for all related equipment (iv) responsible for proper labelling, storage and maintenance of the mosquito samples collected (v) Prepare field plans and budget for data collection. (vi)Assist the team in preparing deliverables for funding agency and primary research institute as and when required.

The position would require travel and medium-term stay in the study sites.

Liaison Requirement

(i)Liaison with vendors and dealers for maintenance of field equipment and purchase if required (ii) Liaison with entomology personnel working in state and district level offices.

Data/Documentation:

  1. Maintain detailed log of field and/ lab work and provide weekly reports.
  2. Maintain and update SOPs for field (and some lab) procedures

Report Writing/Updates

Provide regular updates to immediate supervisor and assist in report writing.

Qualifications:

General requirements

BSc/MSc. in Zoology/Entomology/Vector Biology.

Language requirements

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language (Khasi/Jaintia/Garo) is an asset

Additional skills

Good writing and communication skills are required. Proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, word, power point. Knowledge of statistical software is desirable.

Experience

A minimum of one to two years of work experience involving mosquito collection and identification will be an advantage

 Your CV should provide the following details, in a word document, preferably in the following order: 

  • Full Name
  • Address and contract details (including email and phone)
  • Educational qualifications – Diploma/degree/s, year and institute qualified from
  • Language skills (spoken, written skills)
  • Software skills
  • Work experience (position/job title, organization, duration) if none please state NIL
  • Research experience
  • Publications (if any)
  • Referees (two persons who you have worked or trained under)
  • Any other relevant information

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Selection and short-listing of the candidates will solely be done at the discretion of CSCMI/IIPH; we reserve the right for selection criteria and procedures.