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Job Vacancy at NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH

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The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is a Parastatal Organization under  the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children. The  Institute is charged with carrying out, controlling, coordinating, registering, monitoring  and promoting Health Research in Tanzania. NIMR in collaboration with the German  Federal Ministry of Education and Research is implementing a research project titled: “Tackling Obstacles for Fighting Lymphatic Filariasis” (TAKeOFF). The Institute is  looking for well-trained, competent and self-motivated candidates to fill the following  vacant positions within the Project.

  1. CLINICIAN – 1 position

Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC and Lindi MC)

Reports to: Project Principal Investigator of the Project

Duties and responsibilities:

Work closely with care and treatment centers (CTC)

  • Screening study participants
  • Filling participants’ logs for screening and enrolment.
  • Administering screening of informed consent and enrolment informed consent • checking inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • performing physical examination
  • counselling study participants
  • Performing patients, randomization
  • Recording and reporting adverse events (AEs) to Sponsor
  • Reviewing diary cards and other patient-completed documentations • Filling and signing off case report forms (CRFs)
  • Reviewing signed CRFs prior to data entry
  • Prescribing and advising on the correct use of medication
  • Checking patients medicine compliance
  • Preparing field reports and other technical reports as required by the project • Attending and presenting during organized scientific meetings/conferences. • Performing any other related duties assigned by Supervisors

Qualifications: Graduate in Medicine (MD, MBBS) with current registration from the  medical Council of Tanzania.

Experience:

  • At least one-year experience in fieldwork (clinical trial/practice is preferred). • Experience working with neglected tropical diseases will be an added advantage.
  • A valid Certificate of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) will be added advantage • Fluent in Kiswahili and English
  • Knowledge of computer applications and management (internet, navigation,  data analytics, packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher).
  • Competence and skills: Good analytical skills, negotiation, communication and  advocacy.
  • Good teamwork capabilities.

Duration of contract: One year, renewable subject to availability of funds.

  1. LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST – 1 position

Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC and Lindi MC)

Reports to: Principal Investigator of the Project

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring all equipment are updated and calibrated.
  • Ensuring availability of laboratory reagents.
  • Liaising with study laboratory managers and ensuring that Hematology,  Biochemistry and other laboratory machines/equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Sampling of blood, urine and handling other biological samples. • Performing laboratory tests (i.e., Hematology and Biochemistry) and other trial  related laboratory tests.
  • Keeping an inventory and making routine check of performance of laboratory  equipment.
  • Filling Liquid Nitrogen tank sample Log and other log sheets
  • Facilitating study sample storage and transportation to the designated  laboratories/places
  • Performing routine laboratory operations or any other related duties assigned  by supervisors.

Qualifications:

Holder of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Laboratory Technology from a  recognized institution or equivalent from a recognized Institution.

Experience

  • Experience in regulations for packaging and shipping laboratory specimens is  an added advantage.
  • Experience in monitoring laboratory equipment/machines.

Duration of contract: One-year, renewable subject to availability funds.

  1. LABORATORY ASSISTANT – 1 position

Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC, Lindi MC)

Reports to: Principal Investigator of the Project

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Laboratory Technicians and Technologists to perform basic laboratory  investigations.
  • Maintaining general cleanliness of laboratory glass ware and equipments. • Collecting blood (venous or finger Prick) from patients for testing and/or preserving for future use.
  • Keeping records of laboratory investigations carried out in the register. • Performing any other related duties as assigned by Supervisors.

Qualification:

Holder of Diploma in one of the following fields: Medical Laboratory Sciences,  Laboratory Science and Technology, or Health Laboratory Technology. The  candidate must be registered by Health Laboratory Practitioners Council.

Duration of contract: One-year, renewable subject to availability funds.

Note: Applicants from Lindi region are highly encouraged to apply; and  female applicants are encouraged to apply.

  1. DATA CLERK – 1 position

Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC and Lindi MC)

 Reports to: Principal Investigator of the Project

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Scanning documents and perform data entry into electronic systems via a  web interface or upload to the system.
  • Performing data accuracy and/or technical review.
  • Assisting with routine data verification and quality control.
  • Ensuring data completeness, integrity, and consistency with prescribed study  protocol.
  • Handling confidential material and adhere to data security and confidentiality  requirements.
  • Providing quality data related to clinical studies.
  • Assisting Data Management team in the generation of Annotated Case report  forms (CRFs).
  • Uploading CRF into the web interface.

 Qualification: Diploma in health-related fields from a recognized institution.

 Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams and  therapeutic areas.
  • Must have solid basic MS Tool experience – Word, Excel, with MS Project,  PowerPoint preferred.

 Duration of contract: One-year, renewable subject to availability of funds.  Note: Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

  1. DRIVER – 1 position

Job Location: Lindi (Kilwa DC, Lindi DC, and Lindi MC)

Reports to: Project Administrator

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To make requisition of fuel, refill the vehicles and account for fuel consumption  through logbook;
  • Driving Institute’s vehicles;
  • Keeping the vehicle under his/her custody clean and ensure safety; • Filling and maintaining vehicle log book for all movements;
  • Initiating maintenance of vehicles; and
  • Performing any other related duties as may be assigned by supervisors.

Qualifications:

Holder of Secondary Education Certificate with passes in Kiswahili and English. Having a valid Driving License Class C or E and one-year Basic Driving Course plus  driving experience of at least one year without causing accidents.

Duration of contract: One-year, renewable subject to availability of funds. Note: Applicants from Lindi region are highly encouraged to apply.

REMUNERATION:

Salary will be offered as per NIMR’s Staff Regulations.

MODE OF APPLICATION:

All applications should be enclosed with certified photocopies of relevant certificates  and detailed Curriculum Vitae. Applicants are required to submit their applications not  later than 09th January, 2022 to the address below. Only shortlisted applicants will be  contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:

Director General

National Institute for Medical Research

3 Barack Obama Drive

P.O. Box 9653

11101 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

E-mail: dg_office@nimr.or.tz

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