Opportunities & Vacancies

Data Entry Clerk

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for a Data Entry Clerk to be placed at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region.

The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in newborns and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organizational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team. The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the KCCR.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  • Insert study participant data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities and check the output
  • Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents
  • Apply data program techniques and procedures to respond to queries for information and access relevant files
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies and keep the information confidential
  • Collect eforms on smart forms from study staff, ensure that data has been correctly saved on the server, and ensure that the tablet is fully charged for next use.
  • Scan documents and print files
  • Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations and perform backup operations
  • Participate in daily review of activities by reporting on activities performed and plan next activities
  • Be available to perform related duties in accordance with the requirements of the studies 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

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

  • Any post-SSCE certification/diploma/degree with at least 1 year of experience (M)
  • Computer training or certification (M)
  • Excellent Knowledge in relevant software packages (E)
  • Proficient typing and numeric key entry skills (E)
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal (E)
  •  Good vision and ability to remain focused for long periods of time (E)
  • Knowledge in data entry screen design (D)

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

The position is based at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region.

Expected starting date: 16th October 2021

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 (optional) and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to j.marfo@kccr.de and paintsil@kccr.de

Closing Date: 05th October 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr Joseph Marfo Boaheng (j.marfo@kccr.de) or Ellis Kobina Paintsil (paintsil@kccr.de).

Study Nurses

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for Study Nurses to join the study teams at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region (1) or at the Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region (3).

 The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in newborns and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

 The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organizational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team. The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the KCCR.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·      Strictly adhere to Good Clinical Practice guidelines, study procedures at all times.

·      Ensure that confidentiality is maintained in the collection and handling of information.

·      Identify patients that fall into the inclusion criteria of a 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 is not limited to the informed consent form, Case Report Forms, Questionnaires.

·      Obtain vital clinical information and clinical records of study participants.

·      Obtain biological samples (i.e. blood, sputum, respiratory swab, stool …).

·      Support study physicians in providing medical care to study participants.

·      Support data entry to ensure accuracy of data recorded.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

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

  • Diploma in nursing/midwifery or BSc in nursing/midwifery (M)
  • At least 1 year of experience post qualification (M)
  • Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (D)
  • Familiarized with the conduct of clinical research/trials (D)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (E)
  • High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products (E)
  • Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion (E)
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team (E)
  • Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for teamwork and team leadership (E)
  • Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail (E)
  • Initiative and decision-making abilities (D)

 

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

One (1) position is based at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region and three (3) positions are based at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region. (Kindly indicate the preferred place in your application).

Expected starting date: 10th October, 2021.

 

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 (optional) and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to j.marfo@kccr.de and paintsil@kccr.de

Closing Date: 01st October 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr Joseph Marfo Boaheng (j.marfo@kccr.de) or Ellis Kobina Paintsil (paintsil@kccr.de).

 

 

Research Assistants

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for Research Assistants at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region.

The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in newborns and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organizational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team. The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the KCCR.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

Support the Planning and the conduct of fieldwork study for recruitment of participants, data collection and sample collection at the hospital or in the community.
·  Perform quality control measures to ensure the reliability of information collected.
·  Be available to perform on-call duties in accordance with the requirements of the studies.
·  Manage request and receipt of study supplies
·  Maintain in good condition equipment for performance of duties.
·  Initiate corrective action as soon as a deficiency is identified; complete checklists and other information sheets as required.
·  Produce report (results and analysis) on specific topics for general and scientific dissemination.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

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

  • HND in Medical Laboratory Technology / BSc in Biological Science or Social Sciences or equivalent (M)
  • Good knowledge in Good Clinical Practice (E)
  • Knowledgeable in the conduct of field study (E)
  • Knowledgeable in Data collection from a participant (E)
  • Knowledgeable in the collection of biological samples from humans and animals (E)
  • Accurate, clear and organized record-keeping skills (E)
  • Planning skills with little supervision (E)
  • Initiative and decision-making abilities (E)
  • Good scientific writing skills (D)

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

The position is based at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region.

Expected starting date: 10th October, 2021.

 

 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 (optional) and email them to: info@kccr.de copy to j.marfo@kccr.de and paintsil@kccr.de

Closing Date: 01st October 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr Joseph Marfo Boaheng (j.marfo@kccr.de) or Ellis Kobina Paintsil (paintsil@kccr.de).

 

Field Workers (2)

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for Field Workers to be placed at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region.

 The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in newborns and young children in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

 The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organizational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team. The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  • Be familiar with all study procedures and study forms
  • Perform daily duties in a timely manner, which includes: Administer informed consent, administer questionnaires, collect clinical data, collect anthropometry measurement, Collect, process, and store specimens (blood, urine, stool, swab)
  • Perform point of care tests (ie Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Hb level, glucose test…)
  • Be accountable for the accuracy of the data collected, results obtained and the integrity of the samples collected
  •   Organize daily duties and perform follow-up visits in the community in a timely manner by: Completing checklists and other information sheets as required, Requesting and ensuring the availability of adequate consumables, reagents, forms and by keeping up-to-date inventory lists, maintaining all study-related devices functional and ready to be used, participating in daily reviews to report on-field activities performed and to plan the activities of the following days
  • Initiate corrective action as soon as any deficiency is identified
  • Be available to perform on-call duties

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

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

  • SSCE/WASSCE (M)
  • Health assistant certificate (E)
  • Good social and communication skills (E)Experience in community healthcare volunteering and/or child health welfare (E)
  • Accurate, clear, and organized record-keeping skills (E)
  • Planning skills (E)
  • Adherence to confidentiality requirements (E)Familiar with the Assin North Municipal/Central/South areas (E)
  • Phlebotomy skills (E)Knowledge in Good Clinical Practice and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (D)
  • Competence in basic laboratory techniques (D)
  • Computer literacy (D)
  • Initiative and decision-making abilities (D)Able to ride a motorcycle (D)

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

Two (2) positions are based at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region.

Expected starting date: 16th October, 2021

 

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 copy to j.marfo@kccr.de and paintsil@kccr.de

Closing Date: 05th October, 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr Joseph Marfo Boaheng (j.marfo@kccr.de) or Ellis Kobina Paintsil (paintsil@kccr.de)..

Laboratory Technicians (6)

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Group at KCCR is looking for Laboratory Technicians to be placed at KCCR, Kumasi, Ashanti Region (3) or the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region (1) or at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region (1) or Saint Martin’s Catholic Hospital, Agroyesum, Ashanti Region (1).

The goal of the research group is to conduct studies on communicable diseases of humans in order to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpage: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/.

 The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research group. These activities will be performed either at the hospital (outpatient and inpatient departments) or within the community. The post-holder is expected to have good organizational and communication skills. He/she should be willing to work efficiently within a team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

 The post-holder is part of a team consisting of international investigators from Germany, local investigators (local PI, coordinators), laboratory technicians, midwives, fieldworkers and data management team. The post-holder is accountable in the first instance to the local PI, the team and field coordinators and the management of the KCCR.

 

Main Responsibilities/Activities

  •   Perform routine and specialized technical procedures, be able to plan and competently carry out laboratory work required including troubleshooting of processes and procedures.
  • Support in the planning and conduct of field activity for sample collection
  • Participate in quality control programs as required by GCLP to ensure the reliability of testing procedures, proper function of laboratory equipment and to ensure that in compliance with international standards; prepare and maintain applicable records.
  • Be available to perform on-call duties in accordance with the requirements of the studies
  • Assist in the maintenance of a practical inventory of material supplies and equipment for performance of duties
  • Clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment according to Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Initiate corrective action as soon as a deficiency is identified; complete checklists and other information sheets as required
  • Perform work to a standard to provide verification of specimen quality and test results
  • Produce report (results and analysis) on specific topics for general and scientific dissemination.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

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

  • BSc in Biological Science or equivalent (E)
  • At least one year experience after obtaining of BSc degree in at least one of the following areas: Entomology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology or Molecular Biology (E)
  • Good knowledge in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (E)
  • Good scientific writing skills (E)
  • Experienced in sample collection, preparation and/or testing
  • Ability to maintain, calibrate, clean and sterilize equipment (E)
  • Able to present results to senior staff on time (E)
  • Accurate, clear and organized record-keeping skills (E)
  • Planning skills with little supervision (E)
  • Ability to report or order required laboratory supplies on time to avoid shortages (E)
  • Initiative and decision-making abilities (E)
  • Computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Graph pad (D)

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

Three (3) positions available at KCCR, Kumasi, Ashanti Region

One (1) position is available at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Agogo, Ashanti Region

One (1) position is available at Saint Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso, Central Region

One (1) position is available Saint Martin’s Catholic Hospital, Agroyesum, Ashanti Region. (Kindly indicate the preferred place in your application)

Expected starting date: 10th October, 2021

 

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 copy to j.marfo@kccr.de and paintsil@kccr.de

Closing Date: 01st October, 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr Joseph Marfo Boaheng (j.marfo@kccr.de) or Ellis Kobina Paintsil (paintsil@kccr.de).