Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Field Research Assistant (4 posts) with the Respiratory Vaccines under the Centre for Vaccine Sciences (Internal Advertisement #208/13)

icddr,b invites applications from suitable female candidates (staff members & CSA holders)  for the position of Field Research Assistant (4 posts) with the Respiratory Vaccines under the Centre for Vaccine Sciences. The appointment will be made on a Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) basis for 6 months, which may be renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duty station – Dhaka
Salary – Tk.20,990.00/-(consolidated) per month inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances. No other benefit is admissible. 
Application Deadline: May 27,  2013
Job Profile
  • Project Implementation: Receive project assignment from PI, project coordinator and Field Researcher Officer Attend  training conducted by PI/Project coordinator/FRO (Field Research Officer) to understand  research objectives, project scope, questionnaire, survey methodology, timelines, targeted demographics and areas etc.; Visit field sites as per plan constructed by Field Research Officer; Collect morbidity, mortality, GCP-standard clinical trials as well as demographic details of a statistically significant number of people / households, as understood from project scope; Determine adequate availability and representation of target population; Select suitable candidate for clinical trials as per inclusion/exclusion criteria,; Administer weekly surveillance and daily sick patient follow up questionnaire to target population; Convince respondents to provide  study sample as well as answers to the complete questionnaire; Validate data collected with FRO, and escalate any issues; Seek FRO’s guidance to resolve issues in interacting with respondents and collecting data; Submit data collected to data management team periodically in order to support research by uncovering evidence.
  • Team Support: Train new FRAs in study methods; Demonstrate how to conduct interviews to team members; active participation in study related training session, observe team members while they conduct interviews; Intervene and moderate the interview with an uncooperative respondent, if required; Provide feedback to individual team members on their interviewing skills; Share experience and learning within the team in order to improve the productivity of the team.
Education and Relevant Experience:
  • Graduate, preferably Masters in Life Sciences or any other relevant domain;
  • 3 years of experience in the field of research.
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge of community based clinical research, qualitative data collection as well as urban demographic data collection procedure.
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Good skills on Collegiality;
  • Good skills on community motivation;
  • Good skills on Execute for results;
  • Good skills on Innovative thinking;
  • Good skills on Skill on nurturing talent;
  • Good skills on Continuous learning.
How to apply: 

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: by May 27,  2013. Internal candidates must mention their identification number in the application. Candidate who applied before need not apply.    
Special information
icddr,b is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature. Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for interview. All tests and interviews will be held in Dhaka.

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