Research Assistant

Organization Type: Non-Profit Organization
Job Title: Research Assistant
Organization: Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong
Location: Meghalaya
Specific location: Shillong
Closing date of applications:
Email for receiving applications:
Project brief:
Understanding malaria in Meghalaya – Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India Meghalaya has a significant burden of malaria, but there is a lack of research and surveillance data. This project will carry out epidemiological and entomological 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), 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 and the National Lutheran Health &
Medical Board.
Position: Research Assistant
Key Deliverables:

Functional requirements
(i) Carry out collection and processing of the blood collected at the Clinic
(ii) Will be responsible for maintaining safety and quality standards for samples collected and for all equipments used
(iii) Responsible for proper labelling, storage and maintenance of the blood samples collected
(iv) Responsible for transport of samples from the PHC clinic to the Institute
(v) To have close coordination with the field team and lab members at the Institute
(vi) Involvement in field work as and when necessary
(vii) Other: Any other project or institution related activities may be assigned from time to time by the principal investigator or immediate supervisor.

Operational requirements
(i) Preparation of blood smear, blood spot and venous blood collection, and haemoglobin measurement
(ii) Perform rapid malaria detection using rapid detection test(s)
(iii) Perform anthropometric measurements
(iv) Ensure proper processing, labelling, storage, and maintenance/organization of the blood samples collected

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

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 laboratory experience is an asset.

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