Opportunities & Vacancies

Doctoral (PhD) Student Position

 VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Institute of Medical Microbiology Immunology and Parasitology, Bonn, Germany and Department of General Paediatrics and Neonatology, University Children’s Hospital, Duesseldorf, Germany is seeking to recruit hardworking, enthusiastic and committed staff to occupy a Doctoral (PhD) Student Position on the MAP-TB project. The project is funded by German-African Cooperation Project in Infectology (DFG) and seeks to investigate the effect of Mansonella perstans on BCG vaccine-induced protection against M. tuberculosis and tuberculosis disease severity and recovery.

Doctoral (PhD) Student Position

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 fieldwork, laboratory experimentation, computer-based data analysis and library research as directed by the PI.

 

Activities include but not limited to:

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

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

·         Analysing and interpreting results of own research, under the supervision of PI and 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 projects 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 in Clinical Microbiology/Immunology/ 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: 17thJune 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Prof. Richard Phillips (phillips@kccr.de) or Dr. (Mrs.) Linda B. Debrah (lbdebrah.chs@knust.edu.gh or bastsa.debrah@kccr.de)

Research Assistant

 VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Institute of Virology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Research Assistant on the PANDORA-ID-NET project. This is an Encephalitis implementation collaboration between KCCR and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and seeks to investigate the influence of diagnostics of viral etiological agents of encephalitis on outcome of disease.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·         To support the research team by contributing to the implementation of the PANDORA-ID NET project and undertaking prescribed research tasks in accordance with the research project.  These may include informing Clinicians about patients, ensuring correct filling of case report forms, obtaining informed consent from patients or guardians of patients, malaria RDT testing, temporary transportation of sample, interviews and any other task/s as directed by the PI and Coordinator.

Activities include but not limited to:

·         Carrying out routine administrative tasks associated with the project. This will entail planning own day-to-day research activities within the framework of the agreed programme, dealing with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines and implementing procedures required to ensure accurate and timely formal reporting and financial control.

 QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

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

 

  • First Degree/HND in any of the Life Sciences or equivalent (E)
  • Experience of working with clinical samples (E)
  • Ability to work independently (E)
  • Very good organisational skills (E)
  • Must be a team player and have good interpersonal working relationship (D) 

 

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: 3rd June 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Prof Richard Phillips (phillips@kccr.de) or Dr Augustina Sylverken (annan@kccr.de/asylverken@knust.edu.gh)