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Job at Pamverc Program-KCMUCo, Research Scientist

- December 11, 2017


Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College is a constituent College of Tumaini University Makumira. The college is based at Moshi and owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. The college trains health professionals for various university awards in clinical and health sciences. It currently wishes to recruit a competent and committed candidate for the position of RESEARCH SCIENTIST under PAMVERC PROGRAM- KCMUCo, Moshi

Information about PAMVERC PROGRAM
The Pan African Malaria Vector Control Research Consortium (PAMVERC), is a research partnership between London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University Centre (KCMUCo) in Tanzania, is a research alliance that develops and evaluates new malaria vector control tools with a primary focus on IRS and LLINs. The Consortium has trial sites in Moshi (Kilimanjaro region), Muheza (Tanga region), Muleba (Kagera region), and Benin and Cote d’Ivoire (West Africa).
The Trial site in Moshi is OECD- GLP compliant and is expecting to receive requests from industrial partners to do research development evaluation studies to a GLP standard. The appointed scientist will therefore be expected to take a leading role in these studies.

Required Qualification

Minimum Msc Degree in Medical Entomology or equivalent

Additional specific training in relevant fields including Statistics, Research Methodology, Research Management and GLP

Excellent communication skills in English

At least two years research experience in relevant fields

Good publication record

Duties and responsibilities

Conduct and supervise GLP and Non-GLP studies on insecticides for control of malaria and other disease vectors

Serve as a Study Director for non-GLP studies

Supervise and co-supervise research students from KCMC and LSHTM

Prepare research plans for research project

Ascertain that management have committed adequate resources to perform the study, and that adequate test materials and test systems are available

Overview study procedures and data collection to ensure procedures are being followed and compliant with SOPs

To remain aware of progress of study at all times, by keeping effective communication with all staff involved

Keep inventory of lab equipment’s and supplies, making sure that a stock of consumables and reagent of minimum 3 months testing

Liaise with the procurement companies to ensure that the products to be ordered are available and up to date for the various techniques/ check if products are upgraded throughout the year and new supplies required by manufacturer for each technique

Prepare periodic reports for sharing with sponsors and PAMVERC staff

Prepare manuscripts for publication of complete work, in consultation with senior management staff

Present research findings at national and international scientific meetings

Salary scale:
Salary for the post will be according to PGSS scales

Applicants will initially be evaluated based on documentation submitted with the application letter, then high ranked applicants will be contacted for interview. Therefore, it is essential that applicants submit proof of the required qualifications stated above including a detailed CV with contacts, three referees and copies of academic certificates.
Applications should be received by 31December 2017, by E-mail or post mail to the address below.
Attention: Principal investigator
KCMU College -PAMVERC Program
P O Box 2240