Medical Research Assistant.
- Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
- Experience Level: Mid level
- Experience Length: 3 years
- The Medical Research Assistant responsibilities include conducting research and investigations, collecting and interpreting medical data, leading research teams to better understand variations in cultures, ethnicities and societies and how these can be linked to biology and medicine.
- The role will also involve collaborating with other healthcare professionals and academics. S/he should be able to write proposals and reports, conduct rigorous primary research, interview a range of stakeholders, and present convincing presentations of findings to diverse teams.
- To be successful in this role, the Medical Anthropologist should be a strong problem solver able to connect the dots, have insatiable curiosity and be a confident communicator of complex findings. S/he should be able to see the bigger picture, never tire of research and demonstrate great resilience.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Examine the local context of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and the structural as well as conceptual barriers to improved health status.
- Create research plans that broadly engage with the impact of culture, religion, socio-economic, environment and healing modalities on well-being and illness
- Study diverse sources of data to form a complete analysis of the human health in the context of the communities being studied
- Examine the effects of our research and clinical trial studies on the beneficiary population/communities.
- Engage with a range of stakeholders to collect and analyze data that enables our organization to better understand the impact of its activities on the society and build relationships with key organizations.
- Liaise with health service professionals, policy analysts, consultants, social workers, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Follow new publications related to your specialization and participate in meaningful discussions.
- Encourage respect for and the sharing of human experiences.
Education & Certifications:
- Diploma in Nursing, clinical medicine, Public Health, Sociology, Community Health & Development, Social Work, Counselling or any other relevant health/social sciences. Degree qualification in the related field will be an added advantage
- 2 years of experience
- Previous work experience with qualitative health research is essential
- Previous experience working or conducting research with 'key populations' is essential
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