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Project Research Scientist 1 (Medical) @ Kochi

The department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kochi is inviting application for the post of Project Research Scientist 1 (Medical) on a contractual basis for working on the NHRP – ICMR project ANANT MUSKAAN: A multi-state Implementation Research on Primary School based Tooth Brushing and Oral Health Education in India for the Cochin site.

Note :

  • Engagement of the advertised Project Human Resource Positions is subject to availability of funds, functional requirements, and approval of the Competent Authority. Therefore, the organization is not obligated to fill all advertised positions, and the recruitment process may be withdrawn, cancelled, or modified at any time.
  • The rates of emoluments/stipend mentioned in the advertisement are project-specific and may vary according to the sanction of the funding agency.
  • Qualifications and experience should be in the relevant discipline/field and from an institution of repute. Experience must have been gained after acquiring the minimum essential qualification. Meeting the essential qualification criteria does not guarantee selection.
  • The recruited project staff is eligible for leave as per project recruitment rules and will be required to give an undertaking before joining.
  • Upon joining duty, candidates must bring all original certificates of educational qualifications (from SSC onwards), experience certificates, Aadhaar Card, Community, and passport-size photographs along with one set of photocopies of the certificates (can be self-attested) for verification.

Candidates who meet the criteria and possess the required qualifications and experience can fill out the application form.

Job Title Project Research Scientist 1 (Medical)
Location Kochi, Kerala
The position requires local travel within the Ernakulum district and other sites in India.
Essential Qualifications

  • BDS/MBBS with a master’s degree in public health/MDS (Public Health Dentistry)/MD (Community Medicine) from a recognized university.

  • Three years of work experience from a recognized institution.

Desirable Qualification PhD in Public Health related subjects
Desirable Experience

  • Experience in project management.

  • Proficient knowledge in epidemiological studies (experience in oral health research is desirable).

  • Knowledge of interventional research.

  • Experience in conducting population studies, planning, and executing community studies, and intervention studies in the field of Public Health.

  • Knowledge of qualitative research and experience in conducting Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), In-Depth Interviews (IDIs), Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), etc.

  • Proficiency in Malayalam Language is essential.

  • Five research publications.

  • Proficiency in computer applications, data management, report writing, data mining, and working with databases.

Age Upper age limits up to 40 years (may be relaxed).
Job Description

  • Manage & coordinate multi-centric field studies.

  • Overall management of the project and other staff.

  • Convene meetings and write minutes, coordinating with sites and research institutes in consultation with Project PI.

  • Independently initiate and handle public health research data.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the competent authority or the PI of the Project.

Remuneration Consolidated Emoluments: INR 67,000 + HRA as admissible.
Tenure for 11 months, extendable up to 3 years based on performance.

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