Opportunities & Vacancies

Field Supervisor

Position

Field Supervisor in the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Groups

Job location:

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Reports in the Research group to:

Principal Investigator

Reports at KCCR to:

Scientific Director, Head of Administration

 

 

A.     Summary

Based at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana, our main goal is to conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research in global health and infectious diseases and to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpages: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/ and https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/global-health-infectious-diseases-group/

 

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research groups. These activities will be performed either at KCCR, at the study sites in Ghana or outside Ghana. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/She should be willing to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 

B.     Functional Relationships

The Field Supervisor is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Field Supervisor serves as a liaison between the research group and KCCR administrative department; and between KCCR and the institute partners within the consortia the research group belong to. The Field Supervisor is accountable to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Field Supervisor should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner. The Field Supervisor will work closely with the Field Coordinator and Site Coordinator. 

 

C.     Scope of the Position

The Field Supervisor oversees the project activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing administrative and financial support to a portfolio of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, the Project Finance Officer, partner institutions, KCCR finance and administrative departments and ensuring compliance with funders’ policies. All activities will be under the direct supervision of the Field-Coordinator.

The Field Supervisor put in place a structure that optimized the efficiency of the communication and administrative process for the research team.

 

D.     Tasks and Responsibilities

Communication

          Facilitate the relationship between the PIs, the Lead Institution and the Funders.

          Manage internal and external communication with partner institutions.

Planning of resources

          Plan with the PIs on the sourcing and use of resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the projects within allotted timelines and budgets.

          Coordinate the planning, preparation and submission of grant applications.

Monitoring Progress and Risks Management

          Monitor the preparation and progress of each milestone and deliverables of the projects. Ensure that progress are made in time with the deadlines assigned to enable the projects to run smoothly.

          Oversee regulatory compliance issue regarding Clinical Trials and record Institutional Review Board approvals.

          Manage administrative aspects of the projects in line with funders’ requirements.

          Perform day-to-day management of project team and address any team issues promptly in consultation with the PI(s).

          Conduct regular meetings with the local team and also with partner institutions to discuss project status and issues in a transparent manner.

Reporting and Documentation

          Organize, support, provide follow-up and report pertinent issues to PIs.

          Prepare project documents and research reports for PIs.

          Represent PIs in a meeting if necessary.

          Prepare annual technical reports to grantors.

 

E.     Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

          First or higher degrees

          At least 2 years of experience in project management, including within international Consortia or Research Networks

 

Essential attributes

           Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

       Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership

       Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail

       Familiar with clinical research activities

       Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion

       Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team

       High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc.

Desired Attributes

          Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

          Oral and written proficiency in French

 

F.      Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

 

G.     How to apply

Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: info@kccr.de and copy ghid@kccr.de) no later than October 21, 2020,17:00 GMT.

    A motivation letter (350 words)

    A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees

    Two recommendation letters

 

Expected starting date: November 1, 2020

 

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician

Position

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician in the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Groups

Job location:

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Reports in the Research group to:

Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator

Reports at KCCR to:

Scientific Director, Head of Administration

 

A.     Summary

Based at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana, our main goal
is to conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research in global health and infectious diseases and to provide
guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our
webpages: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/ and
https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/global-health-infectious-diseases-group/

 

The Study Pharmacist shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. The Study Pharmacist is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently as part of a multidisciplinary team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 

B.     Functional Relationships

The Study Pharmacist/ Pharmacy Technician is part of a team consisting of local and international investigators. The Study Pharmacist is accountable to the local Principal Investigators (PIs).

The Study Pharmacist should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, study site staff, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 

C.     Scope of the Position

The Study Pharmacist/ Pharmacy Technician will prepare and dispense investigational drugs according to the procedure put in place. The Study Pharmacist will also keep drug accountability records, including full details of transport, delivery, storage condition, utilization and destruction. The Study Pharmacist/ Pharmacy Technician will also support activities at the hospital where necessary, as guided by the Site- PI at KATH. The Study Pharmacist/ Pharmacy Technician will also be expected to support the study team with administrative, medical and scientific work in line with study procedures and protocols.

 

D.     Tasks and Responsibilities

          Strictly adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines, study protocol and study manual at all times. Ensure that confidentiality is maintained in the collection and handling of information.

          Ensure pharmacy aspects of investigational drugs comply with relevant legislative acts, standards and guidelines by promoting the safe and ethical use of investigational drugs and applying the principles of best pharmacy practice to the evaluation of new drugs.

          Ensure good preservation of investigational drugs by ensuring good functioning of equipment needed and monitor factors affecting drug stability (light, temperature, humidity).

          Prepare and dispense investigational drugs according to the procedure put in place (schedule, randomization…).

          Keep drug accountability records including the full details of, delivery to trial sites, dispensing to individual participants, participants return, authorized destruction, stock loss due to breakage or inappropriate storage conditions, errors and corrective action taken…).

          Support data entry to ensure accuracy of data recorded.

          Participate in investigators meetings and meetings with regulatory agencies for medical aspects e.g. participating in GCP training.

 

E.     Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

          Diploma/ Degree in Pharmacy (CPhT, BPharm, PharmD).

          At least 1 year of experience post qualification.

 

Essential attributes

          Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

       Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership

       Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail

       Familiar with clinical research activities

       Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion

       Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team

       High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc.

Desired Attributes

          Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

          Familiarized with the conduct of clinical research/trials.

 

F.      Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

 

 

G.     How to apply

Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: info@kccr.de and copy ghid@kccr.de) no later than October 21, 2020,17:00 GMT.

    A motivation letter (350 words)

    A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees

    Two recommendation letters

 

Expected starting date: November 1, 2020

 

Site Coordinator

Position

Site Coordinator in the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Groups

Job location:

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Reports in the Research group to:

Principal Investigator

Reports at KCCR to:

Scientific Director, Head of Administration

 

 

A.     Summary

Based at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana, our main goal is to conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research in Global health and infectious diseases and to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpages: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/ and https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/global-health-infectious-diseases-group/

 

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research groups. These activities will be performed at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/She should be willing to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 

B.     Functional Relationships

The Site Coordinator is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Site Coordinator serves as a liaison between the research group and KCCR administrative department; and between KCCR and the institute partners within the consortia the research group belong to. The Site-Coordinator is accountable to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Site Coordinator should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner. The Site-Coordinator with work closely with the Field Coordinator. 

 

C.     Scope of the Position

The Site Coordinator oversees the project activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing administrative and financial support to a portfolio of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, the Project Finance Officer, partner institutions, KCCR finance and administrative departments and ensuring compliance with funders’ policies.

The Site-Coordinator put in place a structure that optimized the efficiency of the communication and administrative process for the research team.

 

D.     Tasks and Responsibilities

Communication

          Facilitate the relationship between the PIs, the Lead Institution and the Funders.

          Manage internal and external communication with partner institutions.

Planning of resources

          Plan with the PIs on the sourcing and use of resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the projects within allotted timelines and budgets.

          Coordinate the planning, preparation and submission of grant applications.

Monitoring Progress and Risks Management

          Monitor the preparation and progress of each milestone and deliverables of the projects. Ensure that progress are made in time with the deadlines assigned to enable the projects to run smoothly.

          Oversee regulatory compliance issue regarding Clinical Trials and record Institutional Review Board approvals.

          Manage administrative aspects of the projects in line with funders’ requirements.

          Perform day-to-day management of project team and address any team issues promptly in consultation with the PI(s).

          Conduct regular meetings with the local team and also with partner institutions to discuss project status and issues in a transparent manner.

 

Reporting and Documentation

          Organize, support, provide follow-up and report pertinent issues to PIs.

          Prepare project documents and research reports for PIs.

          Represent PIs in a meeting if necessary.

          Prepare annual technical reports to grantors.

 

E.     Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

          Master’s or higher degrees

          At least 2 years of experience in project management, including within international Consortia or Research Networks

 

Essential attributes

           Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

       Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership

       Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail

       Familiar with clinical research activities

       Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion

       Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team

       High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc.

Desired Attributes

          Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

          Oral and written proficiency in French

 

F.      Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

 

G.     How to apply

Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: info@kccr.de and copy ghid@kccr.de) no later than October 21, 2020,17:00 GMT.

    A motivation letter (350 words)

    A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees

    Two recommendation letters

 

Expected starting date: November 1, 2020

 

Study Nurse

Position

Study Nurse in the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Groups

Job location:

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Number of positions available:

3 (three)

Reports in the Research group to:

Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator

Reports at KCCR to:

Scientific Director, Head of Administration

 

A.     Summary

Based at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana, our main goal
is to conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research in global health and infectious diseases and to provide
guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our
webpages:
https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/ and
https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/global-health-infectious-diseases-group/

 

The Study Nurse shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana. The Study Nurse is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently as part of a multidisciplinary team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 

 

B.     Functional Relationships

The Study Nurse is part of a team consisting of local and international investigators. The Study Nurse is accountable to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Study Nurse should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, study site staff, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

 

 

C.     Scope of the Position

The Study Nurse will support the medical team in providing medical care to study participants and will support activities at KCCR. The Study Nurse will also be expected to support the study team with administrative, medical and scientific work in line with study procedures and protocols.

 

 

D.     Tasks and Responsibilities

          Strictly adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines, study protocol and study manual at all times. Ensure that confidentiality is maintained in the collection and handling of information.

          Identify patients that fall into the inclusion criteria of the specific study.

          Ensure that study objectives and methods are explained in an appropriate language to potential study participants and/or guardians as applicable, and written informed consent is obtained prior to enrolment.

          Administer research documents on study site. This may include but not limited to informed consent form, Case Report Forms, Questionnaires and other study specific forms.

          Obtain vital clinical information and important clinical records of patients that are needed.

          Obtain biological samples needed for the studies. This may include blood, sputum, stool and any other biological sample they are qualified to take.

          Support study physician in providing medical care to study participants.

          Support data entry to ensure accuracy of data recorded.

          Participate in investigators meetings and meetings with regulatory agencies for medical aspects e.g. participating in GCP training.

 

 

E.     Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

          Diploma in nursing/midwifery or BSc in nursing/midwifery.

          At least 1year of experience post qualification.

 

Essential attributes

          Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

       Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership

       Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail

       Familiar with clinical research activities

       Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion

       Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team

       High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software etc.

Desired Attributes

          Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

          Familiarized with the conduct of clinical research/trials.

 

F.      Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

 

 

G.     How to apply

Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: info@kccr.de and copy ghid@kccr.de) no later than October 21, 2020,17:00 GMT.

    A motivation letter (350 words)

    A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees

    Two recommendation letters

 

Expected starting date: November 1, 2020