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Associate Researcher II – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)

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Associate Researcher II – Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), October 9 2022
Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI)
Position: Associate Researcher II
Deadline: 10.14.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: Birr 25,507 (ETB twenty five thousand five hundred seven)
Location: Addis Ababa

Job Description:

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI,   in 1970 through the initiative of the Norwegian and Swedish Save the Children organizations seconded by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The Institute got its name from the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who first described the leprosy bacillus (Mycobacterium leprae). AHRI is a biomedical research institute that works in developing tools for prevention, control and treatment of mycobacterium and other diseases of public healthy importance through applied and basic biomedical research and training.

AHRI has six research directorates; Biotechnology, Bacterial/viral diseases, Tuberculosis/Leprosy, Non-communicable diseases, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, and Clinical Trial. AHRI, over its 50 years in service, is well known for its hub function for skill and technology transfer and partnership embracing research agendas with direct impact in the development and transformation of population in Ethiopia and beyond. With a grant obtained from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Research Directorate (MNTD), is looking for self-driven, motivated and energetic researchers to join our team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

·         Develop and test data modelling and design system, data management systems and procedures

·         Internal Database Administration (Developing Inventory Management System)

·         Maintain and manage access to study database and systems for all study personnel

·         Create and test data reports, databases, case report forms (CRFs), and related programs, technology, and support tools for efficient collection, analysis, and reporting

·         Maintain data integration and sharing, data mining and analysis and quality assurance to all MNTD projects/activities

·         Assisting the principal investigators in searches for new grant/project funding opportunities or calls, proposal write ups for grant applications

·         Preparing project-specific data collection instruments, data handling and sharing platforms

·         Organizing laboratory and field/entomology results and proper documentation/storage

·         Preparing data analysis plans and performing data analysis

·         Assisting the PIs in preparing draft manuscripts and following-up the process of publishing in scientific journals and keeping updated publication list by MNTD researchers

·         Handling Graduate students’ affairs (new and current) with Research Training Directorate

·         Liaison with national and international project partners in relation to project data

·         Maintaining up-to-date MNTD website


·         Perform other duties of the directorate as required


Job Requirements:

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·         MSc Degree in Biomedical Science and other related fields from recognized institution

·         At least 5 years work experience

·         6 Publication points – Research Articles alone and/or in group.

Other Competencies

·         Ability to analyse and interpret data, determine implications, and provide recommendations

·         Demonstrated proficiency in electronic data capture software such as REDCap, R software, etc

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

·         Ability to problem-solve, work independently, adapt to constant change, take initiative, self-motivate, be flexible, and multi-task

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently, excellent communication (both written and verbal), interpersonal and problem-solving skills

·         Previous laboratory research experience with publication record

·         Demonstrated ability and experience in laboratory practices

·         Other duties as assigned by the directorate


How To Apply:

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Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should send the following through on or before October 14, 2022.
  • A CV/resume  (not more than 5 pages)
  • A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one page table summarizing your educational background, technical skills and  competencies to facilitate the screening process

Note: Please list down your publications on your CV.

References:  Please provide three references including their e-mail address.

Terms of Employment:  One year contract period with full time employment basis with possible extension based on performance and budget availability.

Positions available: 01 (one)

Duty station: Addis Ababa

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