Jobs at National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mwanza

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mwanza Centre in collaboration with the Imperial College, London, The Natural History Museum, London, and the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, have received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK, to implement a three year research project entitled “WISER: Water Infrastructure for Schistosomiasis Endemic Regions“. The project’s major objective is to determine the effectiveness of water treatment processess in removing or inactivating schistosome cercariae in water samples collected from schistosomiasis endemic regions in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The project is currently looking for suitably qualified, highly motivated young Tanzanians to fill the following vacant posts:
Data Manager (1 position)
1. Required qualifications:
• University degree in mathematics, computer science, biostatistics or related field of study. A master’s degree in the same field will be an added advantage.
• At least two years experience in a similar position in a reputable academic/research institution
2 Duties and responsibilities
• Assist the research team in preparation of data collection tools
• Assist the research team in supervision of field data collection, data entry and quality control of data collected
• Create and manage project database, perform data cleaning and data analysis
• To write project progress reports from time to time as requested by the project leader
• Any other related duties as assigned by the team leader
Laboratory Technician (1 position)
1 Duties and responsibilities
• To collect, process, analyse and preserve water and other project samples and record findings
• To assist in archiving of samples after analysis
• Any other related duties assigned by senior investigators
2 Required qualifications and experience
• University degree in medical laboratory sciences
• At least one year of relevant research experience
• Research experience and/or training in schistosomiasis or related field will be an added advantage.
Postdoctoral Researcher (1 position)
1.1 Duties and responsibilities
• To assist senior investigators to plan and execute field and laboratory activities including preparation of data collection tools, collection and analysis of samples and related data using various methods
• To provide overall supervision of project activities both in the field and in the laboratory and provide logistic support during project implementation
• To assist senior investigators to perform basic quality control of samples and data collected
• To assist the team leader in keeping inventory of project equipment, field and laboratory consumables
• To write project progress reports from time to time as requested by senior investigators
• Any other related duties as assigned by senior investigators
1.2 Required qualifications and experience
• PhD degree in biology/biomedical sciences, environmental engineering, environmental sciences or related field
• A master’s degree in the same field of study plus substantial research experience will also be considered.
• Application letters should be written in English.
• Applicants must attach their relevant certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates.
• Application letters should be accompanied by curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
• At least two names of reliable referees including their contact details i.e. telephone , email addresses.
• Employed applicants should channel their applications through their employers
• A daytime mobile telephone number and e-mail address of the applicant should be included
• Closing date for applications: 14 days since first appearance of this advert
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
• Cover letters should be labelled "WISER project" on top left
Duration of employment contract and remuneration
• Remuneration will be according to NIMR scheme of service.
• The incumbent shall hold the position for one year renewable subject to annual performance review.
Apply to:
The Centre Director,
National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mwanza Centre,
Isamilo Road,
P. O. Box 1462,
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