Opportunities & Vacancies

Data Entry Clerk

VACANCY NOTICE

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.

The goal of the research group is to investigate diseases causing fevers in new-born 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 organisational 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.

The post-holder should always maintain a good relationship with hospital and research staff by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

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 if possible and check 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 information confidential
• Collect eforms on smart forms from fieldworkers/Midwives/Study nurse/Investigators, 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
• Ensure proper use of office equipment and address any malfunctions to the data manager
• 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: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)
• Any post-SSCE certification/diploma/degree with at least 1 year of experience (E)
• Computer training or certification (E)
• Computer literacy and a knowledge of relevant software packages (E)
• Proficient typing and numeric key entry skills (E)
• Excellent knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.) (E)
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal (E)
• Good vision and ability to remain focussed for long periods of time (E)
• Knowledge in data entry screen design (D)

The contract will be for a period of 12 months (renewable).
Expected starting date: 6th May 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

Closing Date: 30th April 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr Joseph Marfo Boaheng (j.marfo@kccr.de).

Research Assistant

VACANCY NOTICE

The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR)
together with the MiLAB at KCCR is looking for a research assistant to support a malaria
surveillance and testing in two primary care hospitals in the Ashanti region

Main Responsibilities/Activities
• Conduct interviews and process data
• Make thick and thin blood smears, stain and examine
• Conduct Malaria RDT and Milab comparative testing
• Prepare report on weekly basis
• Perform standard labelling of all samples and keep accurate records

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)
• Experience in working in a biomedical research lab or handling clinical samples
• MPhil Biology/Microbiology/ Parasitology or second year thesis phase whose research is in
malaria diagnosis or similar project E
• Must be experienced in Malaria Microscopy
• Experience in automated malaria microscopy techniques will be very desirable
• Experience in obtaining informed consent and conducting interviews in the Akan (local
language of study communities) will be very desirable
The contract will be for a period of 6 months (non-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: 15th April, 2021 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further
information on the position, please contact ……….(kingsbadu@gmail.com )

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION (SOCIAL SCIENCE)

VACANCY NOTICE

 The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical, London, United Kingdom is seeking to recruit hardworking, enthusiastic and committed staff to occupy the under-listed positions on the SHARP project. The project is funded by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Innovation for Global Health and seeks to investigate severe stigmatising skin diseases including evaluation of the effect of High Dose Rifampicin and Dialkylcarbamoyl chloride (DACC)-coated dressings on outcomes in Mycobacterium ulcerans disease.

 
 RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION (SOCIAL SCIENCE)

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·         To support the team of researchers in the execution of SHARP 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 and Coordinator.

Activities include but not limited to:

  • Conduct interviews with research participants
  • Visit communities and people’s homes to conduct surveys
  • Observe and record the actions of research participants in the laboratory as well as real-world settings
  • Process the research-generated data
  • Read scientific research to identify areas of potential future research

 

QUALIFICATIONS/PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

The Post holder should have the following:

 
 
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Sociology, Social work and other related courses etc.), Biological Sciences and other related courses Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s programme can also apply.
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills (Ability to read and write Twi/Ga will be added advantage)
  • Qualitative research skills (experience in field work/data collection)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adjust to different working conditions
  • Must be a team player and have good interpersonal working relationship 
  • Ability to work for longer hours
  • The preferred candidate should be resident in Kumasi over the project period
  • The preferred candidate should be available over the period of the project

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 (with the position being applied for as the subject) to: info@kccr.de (copy to: agbavor@kccr.de)

 Closing Date: 8th March, 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Yaw Amoako (yamoako2002@gmail.com), Dr. Michael Frimpong (frimpong@kccr.de) or Dr. Jacob Novignon (jnovignon@gmail.com)