KCCR Ghana Recruitment 2020

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified applicants for the position of Project Manager, Data Manager and Analyst, and Postdoctoral Research fellow at KCCR Ghana.

Based at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana, our main goal is to conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research in Global health and infectious diseases and to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpages: https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/paediatric-fevers/ and https://kccr-ghana.org/research-impact/research-groups-projects/global-health-infectious-diseases-group/

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research groups. These activities will be performed either at KCCR, at the study sites in Ghana or outside Ghana. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/She should be willing to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

Project Manager in the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Groups.

Job Location: Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana

B. Functional Relationships

The Project Manager is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Officer serves as a liaison between the research group and KCCR administrative department; and between KCCR and the institute partners within the consortia the research group belong to. The Project Manager is accountable in the first instance to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Project Manager should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

C. Scope of the Position

The Project Manager oversees the project activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing administrative and financial support to a portfolio of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, the Project Finance Officer, partner institutions, KCCR finance and administrative departments and ensuring compliance with funder’s policies.

The Project Manager put in place a structure that optimized the efficiency of the communication and administrative process for the research team.

D. Tasks and Responsibilities

Communication

  • Facilitate the relationship between the PIs, the Lead Institution and the
  • Manage internal and external communication with partner institutions. Planning of resources
  • Plan with the PIs on the sourcing and use of resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the projects within allotted timelines and budgets.
  • Coordinate the planning, preparation and submission of grant applications. Monitoring Progress and Risks Management
  • Monitor the preparation and progress of each milestone and deliverables of the projects. Ensure that progresses are in time with the deadlines assigned to enable the projects to run
  • Oversee regulatory compliance issue regarding Clinical Trials and record Institutional Review Board approvals.
  • Manage administrative aspects of the projects in line with the funder’s
  • Perform day-to-day management of project team and address any team issues promptly in consultation with the PI(s).
  • Conduct regular meetings with the local team and also with partner institutions to discuss project status and issues in a transparent

Reporting and Documentation

  • Organize, support, provide follow-up and report pertinent issues to
  • Prepare project documents and research reports for PIs.
  • Represent PIs in a meeting if necessary.
  • Prepare annual technical reports to

 

B. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or higher degrees
  • At least 2 years of experience in project management, including within international Consortia or Research Networks

Essential attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership
  • Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Familiar with clinical research activities
  • Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team
  • High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software

Desired Attributes

  • Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Oral and written proficiency in French

C. Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

Data Manager and Analyst in Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Job Location: Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Functional Relationships

The Data Manager and Analyst is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Officer will be responsible for data management and supporting analysis of data from the Group’s work. He/She shall contribute to development of data management systems to support ongoing studies. The Data Manager is accountable in the first instance to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Data Manager should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

Scope of the Position

The Data Manager/Analyst oversees the set up, acquisition, storage and use of data from ongoing studies with the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group and its partners. He/She will provide and maintain a platform together with its data management activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing GCP compliant data management infraustructure to support portfolios of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, Postdocs, Study Coordinators, Project Managers,Lab and Field Staff, the Project Finance Officer, Partner Institutions, KCCR Finance and Administrative Departments, Regulatory Bodies, Collaborators and ensuring compliance with funder’s policies. The Data Manager/Analyst will put in place a structure that optimizes the efficiency of the study implementation, documentation and storage process for the research team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to research concept generation and
  • Congtribute to the planning, preparation and submission of grant
  • Lead the implmentation of data management for studies under the supervision oft he
  • Performing/managing the responsibilities associated with the acquisition, documentation, review, cleaning and processing of research data collected for ongoing
  • As a member of the clinical study team, relay information regarding data management status, knowledge regarding area of discipline, and timelines affecting Data Management
  • Ensuring the Case Report Form is designed according to the Clinical Protocol, utilizing Data Standards where possible, and document deviations, if
  • Creating the Data Management Plan, Data Cleaning Plan, Quality Control Plan, and Data Management Report while ensuring consistency with the Clinical Trial Protocol and are in compliance with internal or sponsor procedures, international or national regulations and Good Clinical
  • Projecting, planning, developing, implementing and delivering quality results in a timely
  • Interpreting the Clinical Protocol to ensure the accurate and efficient design of the
    • Analyzing metrics surrounding the activities associated with the acquisition, documentation, review, cleaning and processing of research
    • Interpreting study timelines and prioritizing workload
    • Coordinating and managing the activities of a study implementation team, typically. This includes reviewing and approving all documents issued by the Clinical Data Management trial
    • Coordinating clinical research data management initiatives, to contribute to the continuous improvement of the processes and technologies utilized within the research
    • Ensuring Data Management tasks are performed according to the srusy protocol and data management plan, while ensuring adherence to ethics and research regulations, Good Clinical Practice and Good Clinical Data Management

Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

  • At least a masters in (mathematics, statistics, public health, informatics and related disciplines)
  • At least 2 years of experience in data management in research
  • At least 2 years of experience in statistical analyses of research data

 

Essential attributes

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in the use of data management and statistical software tools, basic programming tools and biostatistics
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently, as well as handle a number of diverse projects simultaneously, under tight time
  • Experience in responding rapidly to changing priorities and in managing aggressive
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Independent decision making and implementation
  • Familiar with clinical research activities
  • Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership

Desired Attributes

  • Working experience in clinical, operational and implementation research or and epidemiology studies, infectious diseases, public health or related disciplines
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology, ethics and research regulations, Good Clinical Practice, and Good Clinical Data Management

Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Functional Relationships

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Officer will be responsible for the running of studies and contribute to concept development and protocol implementation for some of out studies. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is accountable in the first instance to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Postdoctoral Research Fellow should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

Scope of the Position

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow oversees the project activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing scientific and administrative support to a portfolio of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, the Project Finance Officer, partner institutions, KCCR finance and administrative departments, regulatory bodies, collaborators and ensuring compliance with funder’s policies.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will put in place a structure that optimizes the efficiency of the study implementation, communication and administrative process for the research team.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to research concept generation and development
  • Be involved in research design, data collection and analysis where necessary
  • Support the overal running of the research group and related activities including capcity development and community service
  • Coordinate the planning, preparation and submission of grant
  • Lead the implmentation of studies under the supervision oft he PIs
  • Perform day-to-day management of project team and address any team issues promptly in consultation with the PI(s).
  • Plan with the PIs on the sourcing and use of resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the projects within allotted timelines and budgets.
  • Oversee regulatory compliance issue regarding Clinical Trials and record Institutional Review Board approvals.
  • Organize, support, provide follow-up and report pertinent issues to
  • Prepare project documents and research reports for PIs.
  • Draft manuscripts and prepare scientific reports.
  • Represent PIs in a meeting if necessary.
  • Prepare annual technical reports to
  • Coordinate the planning, preparation and submission of manuscripts for publications

Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications:

  • Either PhD or MBChB/MD with Masters degree (basic science, bio-medical, public health)
  • At least 3 years of research experience in the biomedical and/or health sciences
  • At least 2 years of experience in coordinating studies and research management

Essential attributes

  • Experience in the use of statistical software tool and biostatistics
  • Some experience in laboratory work or work involving laboratory analysis of biological samples
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership
  • Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Familiar with clinical research activities
  • Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team
  • High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites

Desired Attributes

  • Postdoctoral experience in clinical research, infectious diseases, public health or related disciplines
  • Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Oral and written proficiency in French

Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.

How to Apply for KCCR Ghana Recruitment

Email the following to: the Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, (e-mail: [email protected] and copy [email protected]) no later than May 29, 2020,17:00 GMT.

  • A motivation letter (700-1,000 words)
  • A detailed CV including the contact numbers and/or email addresses of three referees
  • Two recommendation letters Expected starting date: June 15, 2020

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