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Junior Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI)

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Junior Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI), November 3 2022

Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute(AHRI)
Position: Junior Researcher
Deadline: 11.09.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: Birr 10,386 (ETB ten thousand three hundred eighty six)
Location: Asayta, Afar

Job Description:

The Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) was founded 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The junior researcher has the responsibility to explain the objectives, procedures, risks, and benefits of the study to all staff involved in the research and ensure they understand everything related to the research.
  • To coordinate the activities and health staff within the study site (Asayta hospital) and ensure due tasks are properly done in a timely manner. Specifically he/she will make sure that the right health staff (e.g. medical doctors, health officer, nurse, laboratory technician) is assigned for each task, that they fulfill correctly their given task, including the signing of participant consent forms, that health staff involved in the study fill their work long hours correctly, and that aliquoted samples are properly stored and shipped
  • To coordinate the financial aspects of staff payment at the study site (e.g. collecting log sheet with working hours and sending them on a regular basis to AHRI so that payment can be organized) as well as other administrative matters.
  • To support the coordination of logistic, such as transporting stored samples or consumables/equipment needed for the study
  • To provide his/her best efforts and use all of his /her experience and knowledge to carry out his/her task.
  • To liaise with the responsible study staff within the RRS-camp in Asayta and ensure activities are done as per schedule. When any deviation occurs, they have to report immediately to the project coordinator.
  • To liaise on a regular base with the project coordinator
  • To intervene in any gaps of duties (eg. conducting interview etc) and acting as a link person between the project personnel, hospital technical staff and admin.
  • To inform the project coordinator if they face any challenges that hindered the sampling of data.

Job Requirements:

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  • BSc Degree in Laboratory Technology/Nurse or related field
  • cGPA of 3.00 for male and 2.75 for females in the first degree is required

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good managerial skills
  • Proficiency in English
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability for swift problem solving
  • Good team player
  • Having experience with lab management and patient management is an advantageous

How To Apply:

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How to apply

Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should send the following through on or before November 9, 2022.

  • CV/resume with contact addresses (email & phone) (not more than 4 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

RemarksPlease mention your cGPA in your CV

Duty Station: Asayta Hospital (Asayta, Afar)

Number required: 1 (one)


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

Employment: Full time contract basis for six months with possible extension based on performance and budget availability.


Female applicants are encouraged

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