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Assistant Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI)

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Assistant Researcher – Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI), November 3 2022
Organization: Armauer Hansen Research Inistitute (AHRI)
Position: Assistant Researcher
Deadline: 11.11.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: Birr 15,767 (ETB fifteen thousand seven hundred sixty seven)
Location: Addis Ababa

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.

In collaboration with Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Addis Ababa University College of health science, All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre (ALERT) and Tikur Anbasa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) is conducting a study on Exploring epigenetic alterations of cellular immunity in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with relevance for new therapy using epigenetic- and immune-modulating drugs. The project aims to reach beyond conventional chemotherapy by exploring therapeutic strategies that could enhance the ability of the immune system to effectively eradicate Mtb infection.

Main Role & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct clinical evaluation on the study participants
  • Recruit, screen and enroll eligible participants
  • Ensure eligibility criteria for proper enrollment of potential study participants
  • Perform consenting process with eligible study participants
  • Fill in clinical evaluation, laboratory results and other necessary information on the study questionnaires
  • Perform some clinical tests related to the study
  • Collect specimens from eligible study participants
  • Trace and follow study participants on a timely basis together with the study/field coordinator

Job Requirements:

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  • Medical Degree
  • Experience of TB research and research participant handling; directly related to tuberculosis patients is advantageous
  • Experience in collecting information and clinical sample for the research purpose related to tuberculosis patient participants is advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and good personal organization skills.
  • Good communication ability and commitment
  • Good judgment and willingness to take initiative when appropriate
  • Goal oriented and time conscious

How To Apply:

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Interested applicants who fulfilled the above requirements should send the following through on or before November 11, 2022
  • ·A CV/resume (not more than 3 pages)
  •  A cover letter (not more than one page)
  • A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process.

No. Required: 01 (one)

Terms and Conditions:

1.      Salary: According to the Institute’s scale for contract employees

2.      Hours of Work: Are governed by the laws of Ethiopia. However, the nature of the work is such that it might require working late hours and weekends

3.      Length of Contract: This is a three month post, subject to contract renewal

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