Opportunities & Vacancies

Accounting Assistant

 VACANCY NOTICE – ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is looking for an Accounting Assistant for a full-time employment. The candidate should be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and pay attention to detail.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·         Prepares transfers and/or other bank documents and checks these before execution

·         Responsible for filing financial administration documents and treating information confidentially

·         Prepares vouchers for accounting entries

·         Creates and checks lists that are submitted for billing

·         Checks whether Bills  are correct in terms of content and mathematics (accuracy) according to KCCR financial regulations

·         Preparation of invoices for clients and follow up for settlement

·         Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

 

 QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

 

·         HND or BSc. in Accounting or its equivalent (E)

·         2 years (post professional) Working experience (E)

·         Must be a team player and have good interpersonal working relationship (E)

·         Excellent written and spoken English (E)

·         Must be able to work under pressure (E)

·         The successful applicant should additionally be prepared to work for longer hours (E)

·         Experience in the use of Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point and Excel (E)

·         Experience in working with Research Institution (D)

 

The contract will be for a period of Two (2) years (renewable)

Expected starting date: 1st March 2020

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date: Friday, 14th February 2020. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ASAAP Project CRO Tender Announcement

The ASAAP Consortium, sponsored by the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is seeking the services of a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) to conduct Clinical Trial Monitoring for the “Clinical Evaluation of AntimalarialS tri-therapy with AtovAquaone-Proguanil for Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in African Children,” (ASAAP Project). The ASAAP Project CRO Tender is now opened. See, attached tender details.

 Interested CROs should submit a Letter of Interest (LOS) and complete the attached Annex for review to be invited to submit a full tender application. Please send the LOS to  asaap@kccr.de  by Tuesday 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

 For inquiries email asaap@kccr.de or  wright@kccr.de. Thank you.

Click here for Tender Details

Research Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the MAP-TB study is seeking to recruit hardworking, enthusiastic and committed staff as a Research Assistant. The project is funded by German-African Cooperation Project in Infectology and seeks to investigate the effect of Mansonella perstans on BCG vaccine-induced protection against M. tuberculosis disease severity and recovery. The research project, involves field activities parasitological, immunological, bacteriological diagnostics and molecular methods.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

To support the team of researchers in the execution of MAP-TB project activities by undertaking assigned tasks in accordance with the project’s protocol by making use of standard research techniques and methods. These may include field work, laboratory experimentation and data entry as directed by the Principal Investigator (PI).

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing field and laboratory activities in consultation with the Postdoctoral Fellow and the projects and the projects coordinator in accordance with the project’s SOP.
  • DNA extraction and molecular methods (e.g. PCR)
  • Processing samples and archiving of samples
  • Performing various laboratory assays (parasitology, immunology, bacteriology)
  • Quality management
  • Close communication with study’s field stations
  • Ensuring management of stocks and resources

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science/ Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent (E)
  • Experience of working in the laboratory (E)
  • Team player with good interpersonal working relationships (D)
  • Ability to work under pressure (E)
  • Ability to work for longer hours and weekend duties (E)
  • Good communication and intercultural skills (E)
  • Ability to work under pressure (D)

The contract will be for a period of 12 month (renewable)

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date: 3112020

 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 4th February 2020. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Debrah (lbdebrah.chs@knust.edu.gh ) or Dr. Dorcas Owusu (dorcaso.owusu@gmail.com)

Laboratory Technician

 VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology at KCCR is looking for a laboratory technician for the bacteriology Lab. The laboratory is conducting bacteriological research projects, which includes routine bacteriological diagnostics and molecular methods.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

 To support the team of researchers in the execution of bacteriology activities by undertaking assigned tasks in accordance with the project’s protocols by making use of standard research techniques and methods.  These may include laboratory methods, as directed by the Principal Investigator (PI).

Activities include, but are not not limited to:

          Conducting and supporting bacterial culture and antibiotic susceptibility testing

          DNA/RNA extraction and molecular methods (e.g. PCR)

          Archiving of samples and isolates

          Agar preparation

          Quality management

          Close communication and training activities at field stations

          Ordering and maintaining stocks and resources

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science/Biochemistry/Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent (E)
  • Experience of working in the laboratory (E)
  • Team player with good interpersonal working relationships (D)
  • Ability to work under pressure (E)
  • Ability to work for longer hours and weekend duties (E)
  • Good communication and intercultural skills

 The contract will be for a period of 12 month (renewable)

Expected starting date: 01.04.2020

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date:2612020 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Oumou Maiga (maiga@kccr.de) or Charity Wiafe Akenten (danquah@kccr.de).

Masters (MPhil) Student Position

VACANCY NOTICE

 The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is seeking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic and committed individual to occupy a Masters (MPhil) Student Position on the Filariasis project. The project is funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and seeks to investigate the efficacy of anti-wolbachial drugs in the treatment of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.

 Masters (MPhil) Student Position

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·         To support the team of researchers in the execution of filariasis project activities by undertaking assigned tasks in accordance with the Project’s protocols by making use of standard research techniques and methods.  These may include fieldwork, laboratory experimentation, computer-based data analysis and library research as directed by the Principal Investigator (PI).

 

Activities include but not limited to:

·         Assisting in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) required for the execution of the project.

·         Organising field and laboratory activities in consultation with the Postdoctoral fellow and the Project coordinator in accordance with SOPs generated.

·         Analysing and interpreting results of own research, under the supervision of the PI and the Coordinator; writing up results towards the preparation of manuscripts for submission to appropriate journals and conferences, and other outputs as required and/ or appropriate.

·         Planning own day-to-day research activity/ies within the framework of the agreed programme, in consultation with the Postdoctoral fellow and Project coordinator dealing with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science/Biochemistry/Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent (E)

·         Experience of working with clinical samples (E)

·         Experienced in statistical analysis of clinical data (D)

  • Team player with good interpersonal working relationship (D)

·         Ability to work under pressure (E)

·         Ability to work for longer hours (E).

 
MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters or email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date: 24th January 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For further information on the position, please contact Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah (yadebrah@yahoo.com), Dr. (Mrs.) Linda B. Debrah (lbdebrah.chs@knust.edu.gh or bastsa.debrah@kccr.de) or Dr. Jubin Osei-Mensah (jubinom@yahoo.com).

 

Doctoral (PhD) Student Position

VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) is seeking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic and committed individual to occupy a Doctoral (PhD) Student Position on the Filariasis project. The project is funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and seeks to investigate the efficacy of anti-wolbachial drugs in the treatment of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis.

 

Doctoral (PhD) Student Position

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·         To support the team of researchers in the execution of filariasis project activities by undertaking assigned tasks in accordance with the Project’s protocols by making use of standard research techniques and methods.  These may include fieldwork, laboratory experimentation, computer-based data analysis and library research as directed by the Principal Investigator (PI).

 

Activities include but not limited to:

·         Assisting in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) required for the execution of the project.

·         Organising field and laboratory activities in consultation with the Postdoctoral fellow and the Project coordinator in accordance with SOPs generated.

·         Analysing and interpreting results of own research, under the supervision of the PI and the Coordinator; writing up results towards the preparation of manuscripts for submission to appropriate journals and conferences, and other outputs as required and/ or appropriate.

·         Planning own day-to-day research activity/ies within the framework of the agreed programme, in consultation with the Postdoctoral fellow and Project coordinator dealing with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/ PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)

  • Masters degree in Clinical Microbiology/ Medical Laboratory Technology/ Biological Sciences/ Biomedical Science or equivalent (E)

·         Experience of working with clinical samples (E)

·         Experienced in statistical analysis of clinical data (E)

  • Team player with good interpersonal working relationship (D)

·         Ability to work under pressure (E)

·         Ability to work for longer hours (E).

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date: 24th January 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For further information on the position, please contact Prof. Alexander Yaw Debrah (yadebrah@yahoo.com), Dr. (Mrs.) Linda B. Debrah (lbdebrah.chs@knust.edu.gh or bastsa.debrah@kccr.de) or Dr. Jubin Osei-Mensah (jubinom@yahoo.com).